The Here and Now of Sandtray Therapy for Play and Talk Therapists August 10-11, 2024

$420.00

The Here and Now of Sandtray Therapy for Play and Talk Therapists

August 10-11, 2024 10:00 AM-5:30 PM

In person, in Oakland, CA

Sandtray therapy is a process-oriented experience, which activates the senses, emotions, creativity, and intellect. The sandtray therapy process creates a place where expression of needs and wants is not dependent upon words. Using a container of sand and a world composed of miniatures, the creator builds a three- dimensional picture, which comes from different dimensions of consciousness. The therapist and the builder of the world are co-explorers.

The training is highly experiential and takes place in Karen’s sandtray room. No experience required.

1 hour lunch and two 15 minute breaks will not be counted toward the 12 CEs awarded.

The training will be experiential and didactic and is limited to 4 participants. No experience needed.

2 Seats Available.

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WORK TOWARD BECOMING A REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST

DATE, TIME & LOCATION

Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11, 2024 10:00 AM-5:30PM
3725 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland 94602

Sandtray therapy is a process-oriented experience, which activates the senses, emotions, creativity, and intellect. The sandtray therapy process creates a place where expression of needs and wants is not dependent upon words. Using a container of sand and a world composed of miniatures, the creator builds a three- dimensional picture, which comes from different dimensions of consciousness. The therapist and the builder of the world are co-explorers.

The training is highly experiential and takes place in Karen’s well equipped sandtray room. The focus is on participants creating their own sand worlds and practicing witnessing and processing older teen and adult trays.

  • History, theory and rationale of sandtray therapy
  • Setting up a space and a collection; conducting sandtray sessions
  • Developing skills, facilitating growth and awareness through the creation,  exploration, witnessing and processing  of personal sandtray

Integrating sandtray into your theoretical approach

Training will be in-person and limited to 4 participants. A hand out manual is included in the fee.  Covid precautions will be taken.  The office is well ventilated; air  purifying machine will be used and each person will have their own small desk.

There will be a one hour lunch break and two 15 minute breaks.

TARGET AUDIENCE
This course is designed for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, pre-licensed associates and graduate mental health students.

FEE: $420

PREREQUISITES
None

Recommended Reading:

Boik, Barbara & Goodwin, E. Anna (2000). Sandplay Therapy : A Step-By-Step Manual For Psychotherapists Of Diverse Orientations.  W. Norton & Co.;

Homeyer, L. & Sweeney, D. (2017) Sandtray Therapy: A Practical Manual. 3rd edition NY: Routledge

TRAINER
Karen Pernet, LSCW, RPT-S has been in practice for over 30  years, specializing in play therapy and sandtray for people of all ages. She uses her training as a Gestalt Therapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) to enhance the sandtray experience. .Karen has published a chapter on the Gestalt approach in The Relational Heart of Gestalt Therapy. Her trainings have been described as safe, lively, encouraging, responsive to individual needs, informative, interactive and welcoming.  Quotes from participants: “My experience of creating my first sandtray was one of surprise. I had no idea how deeply the activity could go with such ease” “Very engaging, interesting and creative. Useful for doing and understanding client and self”Wonderful training….the experiential aspect was so appreciated…”

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. After the training participants will explain how to create a personal sandtray during a play therapy session for adults
  2. After the training participants will have had the experience of creating a sandtray during a play therapy training focused on sandtray for adults
  3. After the training participants will be able to describe the skills involved in processing a non-directive sandtray during a play therapy session with adults.
  4. After the training the participant will be able to state “I had the opportunity to practice the skill of witnessing a non-directive sandtray during the play therapy workshop.”
  5. After the training the participant will be able to state “I had the opportunity to practice the skill of processing a non-directive sandtray during the play therapy workshop.”
  6. After the training participants will be able to state at least 4 categories of miniatures that play therapists should have as part of their sandtray collection
  7. After the training participants will be will be able to describe at least one major difference between the way children and adults use sandtray in play therapy
  8. After the training participants will be able to list 4 questions and/or observations that play therapists can use in processing sandtrays
  9. After the training participants will be able to explain 1 way sandtray therapy helps an adult play therapy client access the intuitive right hemisphere of the brain and build connection with the cognitive, verbal left hemisphere of the brain.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing Education
:

Growth through Play Therapy is approved by CAMFT to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LCPCs. Provider number is 1032322. Growth through Play Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.   Growth through Play Therapy is approved by Association for Play Therapy to sponsor continuing education for play therapy. Provider number is 09-241.

This course offers 12 CE credits.

There is an additional $25 charge for CE credits. There is no extra charge for APT educational credits. Partial credit cannot be offered. This workshop and presenter have no conflict of interest in presenting this workshop, nor is there any commercial support.

ACOMMONDATIONS
To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at kepernet@gmail.com.

GRIEVANCES
To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email kepernet@gmail.com or call 510-923-0520

CERTIFICATES
Course Completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form. Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Full refund if canceled 45 days before training, minus $75 administrative fee; after that date there will be no refund unless space is filled from the waiting list; in that case there will be a $75 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.

QUESTIONS
Contact Karen at 510-923-0520 or kepernet@gmail.com

Enhance your play therapy skills!

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Karen Pernet LCSW, RPT-S

Oakland, CA 94602
510-923-0520
karen@growththroughplaytherapy.com

I would be glad to hear from you and to share information about my services: psychotherapy, general supervision for pre-licensed therapist, specialized supervision for therapists working becoming  Registered Play Therapists, consultations for experienced therapists and trainings in play therapy and sandtray therapy.