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Course 101
Course 102

Course 201
Course 202
Course 203

Course 301 Lecture 1

Course 301 Lecture 2
Course 301 – Lenae

Course 301 – Aaron
Course 301 – Tara

Course 302

Course 302 – The Four Functions

Course 303

Course 303 – Individuation, Differentiation, Compensation & Adaptation
Course 303 – The Sandplay Case of Aaron

Course 304 – Symbol Formation & the Transcendent Function


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Foundational Courses

Course 101

The History and Development of Sandplay Therapy
Part I

This course begins at the roots of Sandplay with H.G. Wells’ book Floor Games, written in 1918, the inspiration for Margaret Lowenfeld’s World Technique, and later, Jungian Sandplay Therapy. This course explores the essential role of play in therapeutic development and change, and the relationship between the creation of miniature worlds, the imagination and personal growth.

This is a Self-Paced, Read and Test Course

CE/Training Hours:         6
Reading:                       87 Pages
Test:                                          45 Questions
Enrollment Fee:                $49.00
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The History and Development of Sandplay Therapy
Part  1

This course returns us to the roots of Jungian Sandplay therapy in Margaret Lowenfeld’s early twentieth century innovations in the field of child psychotherapy. We explore the core value of play in development and therapeutic change through the reading H.G. Wells’ book, Floor Games, the original text that inspired Lowenfeld’s World Technique, and subsequently Dora Kalff’s application of miniature worlds in Jungian child treatment. In this course we investigate the function of miniature worlds in creative stimulation and growth.

Learning Objectives

  1. Read the original text that inspired the development of Lowenfelds World Technique and, subsequently, Jungian sandplay therapy.
  2. Explore the value of play as understood by the highly creative writer and social theorist, H.G. Wells.
  3. Develop a deepened appreciation for play in everyday life, and in healing and growth.
  4. Examine the relationship between building miniature worlds, stimulating the imagination and releasing creative energies.

Learning Goals

After taking this class the student will (be able to)

  1. Have a deeper understanding of the essential therapeutic values of play.
  2. Articulate the basic material and setting requirements needed for play.
  3. Understand how and why elaborate toys may limit imagination.
  4. Have a sound grasp of how the creation of miniature worlds stimulates creative growth and development.

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CE Hours: 6
Reading: H.G. Wells Floor Games: A Father’s Account of Play and Its Legacy of Healing – Ed. Turner…pages 1-87

Test: 45 questions
Enrollment Fee:    $49.00

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Course 102
 Introduction to Sandplay Therapy: Overview of Process and Procedures – Part 2

This course explores the development of miniature worlds for therapeutic purposes, beginning with Margaret Lowenfeld’s World Technique and Dora Kalff’s revision of this method in Jungian Sandplay therapy.

This is a self-paced, read and test course

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Learning Objectives

  1. Explore the history and evolution of Sandplay therapy through Lowenfeld and Kalff.
  2. Examine the distinction between therapeutic and diagnostic uses of the sand tray. Introduce the historic role of Sandplay in the field of play therapy.
  3. Understand Lowenfeld’s recognition of the importance of non-verbal work with children and her adaptation of Wells Floor Games to treatment.
  4. Explore the three roots of Sandplay therapy in Jungian psychology, Lowenfeld’s World Technique and Eastern philosophy.

Learning Goals

After taking this class the student will (be able to)

  1. Have a sound understanding of the roots and historical development of Sandplay therapy.
  2. Understand the reasoning Margaret Lowenfeld used in adapting H.G. Wells miniature world games to fit the needs of children in her clinical setting.
  3. Understand the differences between various diagnostic and treatment uses of sand trays and miniature worlds.
  4. Articulate the fundamental differences between Lowenfeld’s World Technique and Dora Kalff’s Jungian Sandplay.
  5. Have a basic grasp of how play is necessary for creativity for both adults and children.

CE Hours: 8
Reading: 60 pages

H.G. Wells’ Floor Games: A Father’s Account of Play and Its Legacy of Healing
Editor: Barbara A. Turner, PhD  —  Pages 91 – 117

The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy
Author: Barbara A. Turner, PhD
Appendix B                            Pages 691 – 695

Images of the Self: The Sandplay Therapy Process
Author: Estelle L. Weinrib
Introductory Material   pages xi – xix
Chapters 1 & 2            pages 1 – 9

Sandplay: A Psychotherapeutic Approach to the Psyche
Author: Dora M. Kalff
Foreword: Martin Kalff                 pages v – xvi

Test: 125 questions
Enrollment Fee: $69.00
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Intermediate Courses
Course 201 – Introduction to Sandplay Therapy: Overview of Process and Procedures – Part 1

This is the first of a three-part series introducing the Jungian Sandplay therapy method. This course features an overview of the procedures in Jungian Sandplay. This class introduces Dora M. Kalff’s theoretical concepts of the how Sandplay works to heal and transform.

Course Objectives

  1. Introduce Jungian sandplay therapy as a non-verbal play therapy.
  2. Become familiar with the basic tools and equipment involved in the sandplay therapy process.
  3. Identify the procedures involved in sandplay therapy.
  4. Explore the role of the therapist in sandplay therapy.
  5. Discuss the Jungian theory that underlies sandplay therapy.
  6. Introduce the concept of the symbol.
  7. Illustrate these concepts with sandplay casework.

 Learning Goals

 After taking this class the participant will (will be able to)..

  1. Describe the basic tools and proceduresinvolved in Jungian sandplay therapy.
  2. Have a fundamental grasp of Jungian personality theory and its role in sandplay.
  3. Understand how and why Jungian sandplay is a play therapy.
  4. Have a fundamental grasp of how symbols move the psyche in the sandplay case examples provided.
  5. Have a clear understanding of why thorough training is necessary for Jungian sandplay practice.

 CE Hours:  6
Reading:     The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy – Turner…pages 1-5
Sandplay: A Psychotherapeutic Approach to the Psyche – Kalff…pages ii, 1-18, 139-141
Test:  107 questions

Enrollment Fee:   $49.00

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Course 202

Introduction to Sandplay Therapy: Overview of Process and Procedures – Part 2

This is the second course in a series of three, introducing the Jungian Sandplay therapy method. This course provides an overview of the theory and process of sandplay through the work of Estelle L. Weinrib.

This is a read and test course

Course Objectives

  1. Look at the necessary Sandplay tools and equipment in greater depth.
  2. Describe the procedures of the therapist during the Sandplay session.
  3. Explore the healing properties of the sand and images in Sandplay.
  4. Define the fundamental functions of the psychic structure described by Jung and their roles in Sandplay.
  5. Introduce the concept and importance of the non-interpretive nature of Jungian Sandplay.
  6. Discuss the concept and role of the feminine components of the psyche.
  7. Examine the inherent relationship of play and the matriarchal levels of the psyche.
  8. Compare the differences between sandplay and the verbal components of therapy.
  9. Study the concept of the free and protected space in Jungian Sandplay.
  10. Examine how the three-dimensional nature of Sandplay elicits psychic growth and healing.


Learning Goals

After taking this course the student will be able to…

  1. Describe the contents and equipment of a Jungian Sandplay room.
  2. Have a fundamental understanding of the importance of good Sandplay records.
  3. Have a fundamental grasp of how doing Sandplay promotes healing and growth, using terms from Jungian personality theory.
  4. Better understand how not interpreting the Sandplay facilitates the clients healing.
  5. Have a basic concept of how Jungian Sandplay accesses the matriarchal levels of the psyche, and why that it significant in psychotherapy.
  6. Have an understanding of how Sandplay and verbal therapy work together to strengthen the therapeutic setting.
  7. Have a foundational understanding of how play is inherent to the early phases of psychic development.
  8. Have a working grasp of the concept of the free and protected space and its role in healing.
  9. Have a basic grasp of how the three-dimensional aspect of Sandplay therapy facilitates healing and growth.

CE Hours or Training Hours 7
Reading: Images of the Self: The Sandplay Therapy Process – Weinrib…pages 11-34

Quiz 150 question
Enrollment Fee: $59.00

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Course 203

 Introduction to Sandplay Therapy
Overview of Process and Procedures – Part 3 

This course concludes the three part overview of Sandplay process and procedures with Estelle L. Weinrib’s application of Jungian theory to sandplay case material.

This is a read and test course

Course Objectives

  1. Using Jungian terminology, develop an understanding of how early developmental wounding impairs growth and how Sandplay therapy creates the conditions to repair these wounds and resume healthy growth.
  2. Introduce and explore the roles of masculine and feminine energies in the psyches health and functioning. Examine the role of feminine and masculine energies in play.
  3. Identify and track the processes healing and development in Sandplay casework.
  4. Explore the transference dynamic in the Sandplay process, distinguishing it from transference in the verbal therapy.
  5. Introduce the concept of the synchronistic qualities of Jungian Sandplay and explore its role in healing and transformation.
  6. Delve deeper into the elements of Jungian personality theory.
  7. Identify and explore the fundamental concepts of the process of Sandplay therapy and how it appears in the sand tray.
  8. Introduce the concept of the transpersonal realm of consciousness and its role in Sandplay.

Learning Goals

After taking this course the student will (be able to )

  1. Using Jungian personality theory, articulate how early psychic wounding occurs, the impact it has on development, and how Sandplay functions to heal these injuries.
  2. Have a working understanding of the differences and functions of masculine and feminine energies in psychic growth and development.
  3. Have a grasp of the dimension of play in relationship to masculine and feminine psychic energies.
  4. Be able to follow and describe the healing and growth of the clients through the Sandplay symbols in the case work Illustrations provided.
     
  5. Articulate the nature of a synchronistic event and its operation in the Sandplay process.
     
  6. Have an understanding of what is meant by the transpersonal realm and how this dimension of existence is accessed in Sandplay therapy.
     
  7. Have an understanding of how Sandplay therapy functions as an active psychic process and understand the characteristic phases of this process.

CE or Training Hours   7
Reading   70 pages
Quiz       125 questions
Enrollment Fee     $59.00

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Advanced Courses

Course 301
Jungian Theory in Sandplay  –  Part 1

Consciousness, the Unconscious, Ego & Self

This class is the first of our four-part Advanced Course series.

The personality theory of Carl Jung provides a language and schematic for understanding the healing and transformative changes undergone in Sandplay therapy. The well-trained Sandplay therapist must develop a working familiarity with Jungian theory in order to engage in a meaningful and knowledgeable conscious relationship with the subtler, non-rational image language of Sandplay. Jungian theory is used in Sandplay work, as it acknowledges the central archetype of the Self as the organizing center, source and goal of the human journey. The depths and presence of the Self are experienced throughout the Sandplay process.

Dora Kalff frequently said that the Self was the center of the human being and only by awakening to the Self could the individual build a healthy and sturdy personality with meaning.

To begin our work in Jungian theory, this course explores Jung’s concepts of the unconscious and conscious minds, the ego -Self relationship and their roles in Sandplay case material.

Please Note

The 300 series Courses are more advanced studies of the Sandplay process that involve intensive work applying theory to actual Sandplay case material. These courses build upon the prior work from the 100 and 200 series Courses, and are intended to develop the Learner’s understanding of Sandplay process in a planned, step-by-step process. Be sure to take your courses in order.

Each test is individually read and evaluated, and commented upon by our Facilitator, Barbara Turner, PhD. If Dr. Turner determines that test responses need more work, tests will be returned with suggestions for further reading, re-writing, and so on.

Our objective is to develop understanding of Jungian Sandplay therapy. Just completing the test does not insure the issuance of the Certificate of Completion. The Learner must successfully pass the test to be granted credit.

Learning Objectives
  1. Define the elements “consciousness and the unconscious” and the “ego-Self relationship” from the personality theory of Carl G. Jung.
  2. Examine the functions of these elements of Jungian theory in psychic healing and transformation.
  3. Explore Sandplay case material, using these elements of Jungian theory as a framework for mapping the psychological changes undergone by the client in Sandplay work.
  4. Provide the therapist with a tool for entering a more conscious relationship with the largely unconscious sandplay material.Learning Goals

After taking this class, the Learner will be able to…

  1. Articulate the structural elements and psychic dynamics of the unconscious, consciousness, and the ego-Self relationship from Carl G. Jung’s personality theory.
  2. Have a working understanding of these elements of personality in the changes undergone by the psyche in processes of healing and transformation.
  3. Work with Sandplay case material using these terms from Jungian theory as a framework for better comprehending the process.
  4. Recognize the value of and utilize Jungian theory as one means of working with Sandplay.
The Reading

The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy    Pages 7 – 19

Reading     12 pages
Sandplay Case Vignettes   12  Sand Trays
Quiz Materials     69  Questions    …use as a study tool
Lesson Online    The Ego-Self Relationship   4 pages
CE  or Training Hours      10
Enrollment Fee    $89.00

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Course 302
Jungian Theory in Sandplay Therapy – Part 2
The Four Functions,  Persona, Shadow and Archetypes

This is the second course in a four-part series on Jungian personality theory in the Sandplay process. Building upon the material from Course 301, in this course we study the four functions, and their role in the Sandplay experience of both client and therapist. Participants will take an on line personality type indicator, intended to facilitate their subjective modes of perception and experience as the therapist in the sandplay process. This course reviews the roles of the persona and the shadow, and examines the function of archetypes in the healing and transformation of Sandplay.

Learning Objectives and Goals – Course 302
Learning Objectives
  1. To define the “four functions,” the “persona,” the “shadow,” and the “archetypes” — elements from the personality theory of Carl G. Jung
  2.  To examine the functions of these elements of Jungian theory in psychic healing and transformation
  3.  To explore sandplay case material, using these elements of Jungian theory as a framework for mapping the psychological changes undergone by the client in Sandplay work
  4. To provide the therapist with a tool for entering a more conscious relationship with the largely unconscious Sandplay material Learning Goals

After taking this class, the Learner will be able to…

Articulate the structural elements and psychic dynamics of the four functions, the persona, the shadow, and the archetypes from Carl G. Jung’s personality theory

 Have a working understanding of these elements of personality in the changes undergone by the psyche in processes of healing and transformation

 Work with Sandplay case material using these terms from Jungian theory as a framework for better comprehending the process

 Recognize the value of and utilize Jungian theory as one means of working with Sandplay.

The Reading

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The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy
Read pages 19 – 28
On Line Lessons:     5 pages
Sandplay Case Vignettes:     4 Vignettes, 6 Sand Trays
Sandplay Case: 14 Sand Trays
Quiz:    45 Questions
Test:   55 Short Answer Questions
CE Hours:  10 Continuing Education Hours or Training Hours
Enrollment Fee:  $89.00

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Course 303

Jungian Theory in Sandplay Therapy – Part 3
Individuation, Differentiation, Compensation &  Adaptation

This is the third in our series on Jungian personality theory in Sandplay therapy. In this course we examine Individuation, Differentiation, Compensation and Adaptation.

Learning Objectives
  1. Define the dynamics “individuation,” “differentiation,” “compensation,” and  “adaptation” from the personality theory of Carl G. Jung
  2. Examine the functions of these dynamics of Jungian theory in psychic healing and transformation
  3. Explore Sandplay case material, using these psychic dynamics from Jungian theory as a framework for mapping the psychological changes undergone by the client in sandplay work
  4. Provide the therapist with a tool for entering a more conscious relationship with the largely unconscious Sandplay material.
Learning Goals

After taking this class, the learner will be able to…

  1. Articulate the psychic dynamics of individuation, differentiation, compensation and adaptation from Carl G. Jung’s personality theory
  2. Have a working understanding of these dynamics of personality in the changes undergone by the psyche in processes of healing and transformation
  3. Work with Sandplay case material using these terms from Jungian theory as a framework for better comprehending the process
  4. Recognize the value of and utilize Jungian theory as one means of working with Sandplay

Reading    99 Pages
The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy
Pages 29-36,  271-295  & 423-453
 “The Sandplay Case of Aaron” – Pages 631-669
Online Course Lesson Material
Case Material     15 Sand Trays
Test     117 Questions …used as a study tool
CE Hours   15 Continuing Education Units and/or Training Hours
Enrollment Fee $115.00

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*Please Note

The 300 series Courses are more advanced studies of the Sandplay process that involve intensive work applying theory to actual Sandplay case material. These courses build upon the prior work from the 100 and 200 series Courses, and are intended to develop the Learners understanding of Sandplay process.

 Each test is individually read and evaluated by our Facilitator, Barbara Turner, PhD. If Dr. Turner determines that test responses need more work, tests will be returned with suggestions for further reading, re-writing, and so on.

Our objective is to develop understanding of Jungian Sandplay therapy. Just completing the test does not insure the issuance of the Certificate of Completion.


Course 304

 

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