Trainings

Association for Sandplay Therapy Training Institute

Play Therapy Trainings
in Sandplay in the US
Buffalo, Wyoming

Buffalo Wyoming

An Association for Sandplay Therapy Approved Core Curriculum Training

This is an exciting new format designed to minimize time away from home and your practice

1.5 – Year Program
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Part 1 – Foundations and Practice of Jungian Sandplay
May 30 – June 1, 2019
September 26 – 28, 2019
Part 2 – Advanced Concepts in Sandplay
May 28 – 30, 2020

Training Part 1    
$1,800.00
80 AST Certified Training Hours
  • 2  Live weekends Buffalo, Wyoming, US
  • Monthly Webinars – From the comfort of your home.  Scheduled on Saturday mornings between live weekends. These lectures are lively and interactive learning experiences, just like being in the classroom
  • Films – Films are online and can be watched at the participants’ convenience
  • Online Course CurriculumCourses  101-203 from Dr. Turner’s website. Explores the foundations of Sandplay through the classic works in Jungian Sandplay: Dora Kalff’s, Sandplay: A Psychotherapeutic Approach to the Psyche; Estelle L. Weinrib’s, Images of the Self: The The Sandplay Therapy Process; and, H.G. Wells’, Floor Games.
Part 2 – Advanced Concepts in Sandplay
$900.00
40 AST Certified Training Hours
  • 1 Live weekend – Buffalo, Wyoming, US
  • Monthly Webinars – Advanced studies of psychic development using a variety of traditional paradigms
  • Continued ExplorationUnderstanding Sandplay using participant case material
  • Online Course Curriculum – Dr. Turner’s online courses level 300. These courses cover Jungian personality theory in Sandplay. In a step-by-step manner, the lessons guide the learner to apply Jungian theory to actual Sandplay case material. This deepens the therapist’s understanding of the client’s psychic movement and strengthens the containment of the process.


Our Sandplay trainings are the most thorough and highest quality trainings available. Our goal is to offer mental health clinicians a training format that minimizes time away from home and  practice. At the same time, we want to prepare our clinicians for Registration as Sandplay Therapists with the Association for Sandplay Therapy.

Our trainings include the entire transformative learning curriculum developed by Dr. Barbara Turner. This has been used for many years now, and has repeatedly demonstrated that the practitioners who have undergone this training are highly competent. Participants transform as individuals, as they learn. They personally experience and understand how Sandplay works to heal and transform the psyche; they understand that practicing Sandplay is a sacred responsibility; and they maintain the standard of ethics support by AST, which includes loving kindness, clarity, and humility in the practice of Sandplay.

Please see the Association for Sandplay Therapy for complete registration requirements.


Payment Options
Training Fees – Part 1
$1,800

$250  Deposit with application – Refundable up to 4 months prior to training – January 30, 2019 – less $50 administration fee

Balance paid in 2 installments of $887.50

  • Payment 1 – 90 days prior to commencement of Weekend 1– $887.50
  • Payment 2 – 45 days prior to Weekend 1 – $887.50

Summary:   $  250.00 Deposit with application
887.50  Installment 1 by February 28, 2019
887.50  Installment 2 by April 15, 2019
$1,800.00 Total

Training Part 2

Paid in 2 installments of $450.00 – $900 Total

  • Payment 1 – 90 days prior to commencement of Weekend 1-February 28, 2020 – $450
  • Payment 2 – 45 days prior to Weekend 1 – April 15, 2020 – $450

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Core Training in Sandplay Therapy – What it is

Sandplay therapy is a powerful play therapy modality that requires extensive training and experience to practice well.  The Association for Sandplay Therapy has adopted Dr. Turner’s Sandplay training curriculum for its core requirements to Register as a Sandplay Therapist – STR.  Unlike many Sandplay trainings or workshops, this training is a transformative learning program, designed so participants transform as human beings as they learn.  Please see “About Sandplay” to better understand how Sandplay functions as a powerful play therapy modality.
 
Rather than gathering bits and pieces of information at workshops and being left to make sense of them independently, this course starts at the beginning with the assumption that we know nothing about Sandplay and how play therapy functions to effect neuropsychological change.  The course builds a base of understanding in a carefully designed, step-by-step manner.  In addition, unlike other play therapy methods, Sandplay training entails a great deal of exploration and study of how the modality works to change the child or adult’s psyche, symptoms, and life adjustments, using Jungian psychology.  In the Core Training Program, participants are immersed in the classic literature in Sandplay and learn how to apply Jungian personality theory to the understanding of what transpires in the Sandplay client’s psyche. Participants receive hands-on training in the practice of Sandplay, and undergo their own personal Sandplay processes.
 
Therapists finish this program commenting that they really understand what Sandplay is and how it works to change the psyche.  They have a profound understanding of the significance of their role and responsibilities as therapists in the Sandplay process.  Moreover, they are more aligned with the Self and are committed to working with loving kindness, clarity and humility in Sandplay.

These courses are intended for licensed psychologists and mental health clinicians, graduate and post graduate students of psychology or mental health on a clinical licensing track.


Our Courses
Association for Sandplay Therapy
Certified Core Training in Sandplay Therapy

120 Hours Total
Sandplay Shelves
  • Introduction to Sandplay Therapy – 20 hours
  • Symbols in Sandplay – 6.5 hrs
  • Tracking the Process of Psychic Change in Sandplay – 6.5 hrs
  • Sandplay With Children & Adults; integrating Sandplay in to the play therapy practice – 13 hrs
  • In-Depth Sandplay Case Study: Application of Principles Theory to Participant Case Work – 14 hrs
  • Jungian Personality Theory in Sandplay – 6.5 hrs
  • Understanding Sandplay Process – 19  hrs
  • Neurobiology of Sandplay – 6.5 hrs
  • Developmental Considerations in Sandplay Process – 6.5
  • Play Therapy Tools Preparing Developmentally Delayed Clients for Sandplay – 6.5 
  • In-Depth Sandplay Case Study: Application of Principles & Theory to Participant Case Work – 15 hrs

Learning Objectives

  1. To explore what the play therapy modality of Sandplay is and is not
  2. To ascertain the differences between the play therapy modality of Sandplay and verbal therapies
  3. To examine how the clients’  sand trays reveal the psychological change process in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  4. To discover how to track the clients’ change process through a series of trays in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  5. To explore the complexities involved in using the play therapy modality of Sandplay with children
  6. To examine how the parents, or caregivers influence the child’s work in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  7. To develop understanding of how to work with adults in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  8. To discover how to bring the play therapy modality of Sandplay into the play therapy practice
  9. To experience the play therapy modality of Sandplay as both client and therapist
  • Jungian Personality Theory in Sandplay – 6.5 hrs
  • Understanding Sandplay Process – 19  hrs
  • Neurobiology of Sandplay – 6.5 hrs
  • Developmental Considerations in Sandplay Process – 6.5
  • Play Therapy Tools Preparing Developmentally Delayed Clients for Sandplay – 6.5 
  • In-Depth Sandplay Case Study: Application of Principles & Theory to Participant Case Work – 15 hrs

Learning Objectives

  1. To explore the elements and dynamics of the personality theory of C.G. Jung and how they appear in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  2. To develop greater capacity for understanding the play therapy modality of Sandplay and what transpires in the clients’ trays
  3. To examine the neurological aspects of the human interface in the play therapy modality of Sandplay and how doing Sandplay works to change the brain
  4. To explore how developmental differences appear in the play therapy modality of Sandplay, developing the capacity to determine the psychological age of the clients’ sand trays
  5. To explore means of working with developmentally delayed children for working in the sand tray in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
  6. To apply the material studied to the analysis of case work from the participants’ practices in the play therapy modality of Sandplay

Please Note: Trainings require a minimum of twelve participants


Course Entrance by Application

Live courses are held in Buffalo, Wyoming.  Class sizes are small, creating an intimate study experience with emphasis on the clinician’s personal learning. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements & costs. Shuttle service is provided to and from the hotel.

Cancellation Policy

These trainings are cohort-based. Remaining together as a group throughout the training is an integral part of containing our own personal development.

Classes cancelled up to and including 120 days prior to training – less $50 administration fee. Cancellation 60 days prior to scheduled dates are charged 40% of the deposit fee. Cancellations 59 days or fewer prior to the first Weekend – deposit will be held on account for the participant for the subsequent training program.

We cannot be responsible for cancelled flight charges in the event a training must be cancelled.


Continuing Education & Professional Training Hours
Barbara A. Turner, PhD is approved to offer continuing education hours and/or training hours by the Association for Play Therapy – APT Approved Provider No. 00-079 and maintains responsibility for the program and by The Association for Sandplay Therapy. All trainings are approved by the Association for Sandplay Therapy as core training hours. Please Note:  The Association for Play Therapy alone holds the right to accept or deny any continuing education training hours from any program, at its discretion.

Remember . . . Always check with your licensing and accrediting boards.

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