Title: Exploring Culture: Ancestors, Sandtray, Collage and Puppets for Play and Talk Therapists
Date and Time: Sunday October 8, 2023 10:00 AM-5:30PM
Location: 3725 Coolidge Ave. Oakland, CA 94602
As our communities become more diverse, as therapists we need to be comfortable exploring our own culture and its effect of our work. The goal of this training is to use the modalities of sandtray and collage (from an adapted SoulCollage® format) and puppets to create a brave space where participants are able to reflect on their own culture-defined as a “a broad multidimensional concept that includes ethnicity, race, gender, social class, sexual orientation and so on.” The training is highly experiential: each person will create and process both an individual sandtray and a collage. As a group we will engage in a conversation relating our own culture to our work as play and talk therapists. Since humor and play make for easier discussions, we will use puppets during this process.
Participants are requested to bring copies of photos of themselves ( recent or as child/teen), and copies of photos representing your family, culture or ancestors (can be actual photos of family members or symbolic presentations). Each copy of the photos/images should be appropriately sized to use on a 5”X 8” background. All other collaging materials will be provided.
Presenters: Karen Pernet LCSW, RPT-S and Marion Bayard MFT, RPT-S
Prerequisites/Requirement: Bring copies of photos of themselves ( recent or as child/teen), and copies of photos representing your family, culture or ancestors (can be actual photos of family members or symbolic presentations). Each copy of the photos/images should be appropriately sized to use on a 5”X 8” background. All other collaging materials will be provided.
- Participants will be able to list 3 components of culture that are important to play and talk therapists.
- Participants (play and talk therapists) will have experienced the process of creating a cultural sandtray.
- Participants will be able to list 2 advantages for play and talk therapists examining their culture, using the modality of sandtray and collage vs a didactic approach.
- Participants will be able to describe the process of creating and speaking from their collage card.
- Participants will be able to discuss 2 ways that the experience of creating cultural sandtrays , collage cards and puppets deepened their self- awareness as individuals and as play and talk therapists.
- Participants will be able to name 2 ways that their cultural and family of origin histories relate to issues of unearned advantage (privilege) and its effect on their work as play and talk therapists.
Karen founded of Growth through Play Therapy trainers in California in 2008 and is an approved provider for the Association of Play Therapy. She has provided trainings nationally and has published articles on Filial Therapy and Sandtray. She has a private practice in Oakland where she and her co-trainer, Jeannette Harroun, conduct intensive, small group trainings in Child Centered Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, sandtray therapy and more. Racism and diversity are personally and professionally important to Karen and she has developed a sandtray model to address race and culture in ways that bypass defensiveness. Growth through Play Therapy focuses on small, preferably in person trainings which each participant receives individualized attention. Training participants have called her trainings both powerful and playful.
Marion Bayard LMFT, RPT-S
Marion Bayard has provided services in a variety of diverse settings which include schools, youth and family service organizations, substance abuse programs and private practice. She has extensive training in expressive art therapy, play therapy and sand tray therapy. In 2011, Marion completed training to be a SoulCollage® facilitator with the creator of SoulCollage®, Seena Frost, LMFT. In 2018, she completed the revised facilitator training with Mariabruna Sirabella, LMFT.
Growth Through Play Therapy is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 1032322, to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’S, LCSW’S, LPCC’S AND LEP’S. They maintain responsibility for this program/course and its content. 12 CEs-$25 additional charge. Purchase separately.
Growth through Play Therapy is an approved provider for the Association for Play Therapy APT 09-241 No extra charge for APT approval.
Growth Through Play Therapy maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
These workshops and presenter have no conflict of interest in presenting this workshop, nor is there any commercial support.
These workshops and presenter have no conflict of interest in presenting this workshop, nor is there any commercial support
Partial credit cannot be offered.
For trainings 8 hours or less: Full refund minus a $50administrative fee if canceled at least 30 days in advance. After that date there will be no refund unless space is filled from the waiting list. In that case the payment will be refunded minus the administrative fee.
If the training is cancelled by Growth through Play Therapy due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen event, a full refund will be given unless the participant confirms by e-mail that they are registering for another class.
Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse travel expenses, such as airfares or hotels in the event that the training is cancelled.