Distance Training

Play Therapy Trainings
in Sandplay
Live Online with Barbara Turner, PhD

2021-2022 Sandplay Training
226 Training Hours
$2,100  = under $10/ training hour!

This training consists of:
Webinars                                         60 hrs
Reading & Discussion               63 hrs
Films                                                       3 hrs
Reading & online Assessment
of Foundations in Sandplay    100 hrs
                                                                  226 Total Training Hours

This training covers and exceeds the 120 training hours required for Registration as a Sandplay Therapist by The Association for Sandplay Therapy.  This is the most thorough training Dr. Turner has offered to date. Note: Registration candidates will also  required to undergo their own personal Sandplay process, in addition to Supervision/Consultation, and the AST’s qualifying assessments.

See The Association for Sandplay Therapy
for more information


Our Sandplay trainings are the 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

Option 1
$1,900  Full discounted fee prior to June 1st (Note: includes $200 non-refundable deposit)

Option 2
$    200 non-refundable deposit to hold your position in course
$    950 Due  June 15, 2021
$    950 Due  August 15, 2021
$2,100


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.
 
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
  • 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
    10. 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
    11. To develop greater capacity for understanding the play therapy modality of Sandplay and what transpires in the clients’ trays
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. To explore means of working with developmentally delayed children for working in the sand tray in the play therapy modality of Sandplay
    15. 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
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 60 days prior to scheduled dates are charged 40% of the fee. Cancellations 59 days or fewer prior to the first Webinar – tuition will be held on account for the participant for the subsequent training program. The $200 deposit is non-refundable.


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.

 

Association for Play Therapy COVID information:

Webinars attended between September 2021 and December 2021 each count as 3 training hours with APT. These webinars fall under the Association for Play Therapy Covid-19 exceptions as follows: Due to COVID-19 health concerns, these one-time online events have been approved by APT for 3 hrs apiece CONTACT CE Hours. The balance of the webinars count as non-contact hours.

 

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

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