WORK TOWARD BECOMING A REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST
DATE, TIME & LOCATION
Saturday and Sunday, November 4-5, 2023 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.
This course is designed for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, pre-licensed associates and graduate mental health students.
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
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…”
- After the training participants will explain how to create a personal sandtray during a play therapy session for adults
- After the training participants will have had the experience of creating a sandtray during a play therapy training focused on sandtray for adults
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.”
- 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
- 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
- After the training participants will be able to list 4 questions and/or observations that play therapists can use in processing sandtrays
- 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 :
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.
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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.
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.
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