GROWTH THROUGH PLAY THERAPY TRAININGS
SMALL GROUPS INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION
SANDTRAY FOR SUPERVISION: AN EXPERIENTIAL TRAINING FOR PLAY and TALK THERAPY SUPERVISORS
Approved by CAMFT for 6 CEs – $25 additional for CE certificate
Approved by Association for Play Therapy for 6 credits for supervisors. No additional charge.
Meets Supervision Requirement for CA BBS and for Association for Play Therapy
Date & Time: Saturday December 9, 2023 10:00AM-5:30PM
Location: 3725 Coolidge Ave. Oakland, CA 9460
IN PERSON training. Covid protocols will be followed. Each participant will have their own desk. Room is well ventilated and has an air filtration machine.
This is a small group training for supervisors who are interested in using the sandtray as a creative and connecting tool as part of their practice, to explore their own journey and to develop the skill in using the reflective supervision sandtray, a method useful when challenging situations arise. In order for to allow for maximum participation, individualized attention, and group sharing, the training is limited to 5 participants.
The training has 2 components. In the first, each participant will create a sandtray exploring their journey of becoming a supervisor. In the second, the group will learn to use the reflective sandtray to focus on a problem situation.
Each person will create a tray beginning with the decision to enter the field of psychotherapy, including experiences as a client or of being helped, as a helper or therapist and lastly as a supervisor. Entering into the sandtray experience allows the unexpected to surface; knowing ourselves is an essential ingredient in supervision. Part of the self-examination is looking at our culture, unearned advantages we carry and how these affect us as professionals.
We will discuss the following: purposes of using sandtray as a tool; determining where it is or is not appropriate; level of development of supervisees/consultees, including the possibility of opening a floodgate of emotional responses from the supervisee, and the line between therapy and supervision.
The second part of the training will be a didactic and experiential small group reflective sandtray experience. One participant will describe a challenging supervision/consultation situation and will then create a sandtray. The other participants will simultaneously create sandtrays reflecting their perspective on the situation which was described. After the presenter shares their tray, the others will share their tray in turn and the presenter will reflect on the material. Deep listening, not problem solving, is the mode that we will use.
My hope is that this experience will expand our perspective and offer the experience of using our right hemisphere, as well as our left hemisphere in our work.
This course is designed for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP Supervisors
Currently supervising or planning to supervise
Experience with sandtray: if you have a question about this, contact Karen Pernet 510-923-0520 or email@example.com
- Homeyer, L. & Lyles, M. (2021) Advanced Sandtray Therapy: Digging Deeper into Clinical Practice
- Grayson, R. & Fraser, T. editors (2022) The Embodied Brain and Sandtray Therapy: Stories of Healing and Transformation
Karen Pernet, LSCW, RPT-S has been supervising therapists for over 20 years, specializing in play therapy and sandtray. She uses her training as a Gestalt Therapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and in Internal Family Systems to enhance the sandtray experience. She enjoys the personal relationships, connections and individualized attention available in small group trainings. Her trainings have been described as safe, lively, encouraging, responsive to individual needs, informative, interactive and welcoming. Comment from previous training: The experiential work and process/discussion of our trays provided me with both personal insights as well as a deeper understanding of how I might use sandtray as part of consultation/supervision
- Create a sandtray of their journey as a play therapy supervisor
- Name 3 ways the use of sandtray deepens case consultation for play therapy supervisors
- Describe the meaning of the statement “Play therapy supervision and use of sandtray involve both the right and left hemispheres of the brain”
- Describe the reflective sandtay process and name 1 situation where it would be useful.
- Name 1 way the use of sandtray might create safe space for discussion of culture and diversity for play therapists
- Name 1 contra-indication for using Sandtray Therapy with a play therapy supervisee/consultee
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. There is an additional charge of $25 for CEs. Growth through Play Therapy is an approved provider for the Association for Play Therapy APT 09-241. This training meets the BBS and APT requirement for supervision trainings. Partial credit cannot be offered. This workshop and presenter have no conflict of interest in presenting this workshop, nor is there any commercial support.
To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Full refund if canceled 30 days before training, minus $50 administrative fee; 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.
Contact Karen at 510-923-0520 or firstname.lastname@example.org