Sandplay Training Worldwide

Experiential, depth training in the art and science of sandplay therapy

Introduction to Sandplay Therapy

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January 12-14, 2018--FULL!

 

January 19-21, 2018--New Dates!

If you couldn't get into the January 12-14, 2018 training, sign up for this one!

April 20-22, 2018

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

10am – 5pm

$550(Prelicensed: $525)

18 CE (CA BBS LMFTs and LCSWs) and STA/ ISST

Would you like to learn how to use sandplay in your practice? Join us for a weekend training, Introduction to Sandplay, in San Francisco. Limited to 10 participants.

Several times each year, Dr. Cunningham offers this training to therapists and therapists-in-training who are interested in learning about sandplay. It is always a fun weekend, with a large experiential component--you’ll get the experience of both making and witnessing a sandtray. No previous experience is necessary.

The next Introduction to Sandplay Weekend Training is scheduled for September 21-23, 2018.

There will also be a week-long beginning training in Petaluma in August, 2017, followed by a week-long Intermediate/Advanced training.

Weekend trainings are held at 2964 Fillmore Street (corner of Union) in San Francisco.

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You must pre-register to attend. 

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By the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Create a psychotherapy office setting for sandplay with the necessary equipment
  • Demonstrate practical sandplay skills with clients
  • Summarize the history of sandplay therapy
  • Explain the importance of providing safety within theclinical process of sandplay
  • Discuss ethical, competent ways to use sandplay with diverse client populations
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Enrollment fee is refundable until exactly 30 days before the training. For more information, call 415-346-6363 or linda@drlindacunningham.com.

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Course Outline

Note: CE credit will not be given for breaks or lunch break

Friday

10am-11:30            Introduction and Overview of the Course

  Working with Sand and Symbols

Break: 11:30-11:40

11:40- 1pm              The Basics of Sandplay: Practical Issues

Lunch: 1-1:40         

1:40-3:00                 Video of Sandplay Processes of Children and Adults

Break: 3:00-3:10

3:10-5:00                Individual Sandtrays:

  Experience both making and witnessing sandtrays

   Discussion and questions

Saturday

10am-11:30          The Basics of Sandplay Theory

Break: 11:30-11:40

11:40- 1pm              Sandplay Case: Practice understanding a sandplay process

Lunch: 1-1:40         

1:40-3:00                The Clinical Process in Sandplay: Kalffian Theory

Break: 3:00-3:10

3:10-5:00                   Individual Sandtrays:

    Experience both making and witnessing sandtrays

     Discussion and questions

Sunday

10am-11:30          Jungian Theory in Sandplay

Break: 11:30-11:40

11:40- 1pm              Sandplay Case: Clinical Process in Sandplay

Lunch: 1-1:40

1:40-3:00                Ethics in Sandplay

  Diversity Issues in Sandplay

Break: 3:00-3:10

3:10-5:00              Individual Sandtrays:

                                  Experience both making and witnessing sandtrays

  Discussion and questions

  Conclusion, questions, discussion, integration.  Evaluations

 

Sandplay Training Hours

STA and ISST require a minimum of 120 hours of education as one of the requirements to become certified in sandplay therapy. The minimum hours of coursework in each content area are as follows: Introduction to Sandplay (18 hours); Clinical Sandplay Practice (48 hours); Jungian Theory (18 hours); and Symbolism (18 hours).

This training covers 18 hours of Introduction Sandplay. Continuing Education Credit: 18 CE California BBS and Sandplay Therapists of America/ International Society for Sandplay Therapists (STA/ISST).

Continuing Education in California: Linda Cunningham, PhD, MFT, CST-T (Provider Number 017288) is  approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs. Linda Cunningham maintsins responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course completion certificates will be handed out immediately after the training. If you have any questions, please call Linda Cunningham, linda@drlindacunningham.com or 415-346-6363.

What is SandplayTherapy?

Sandplay is a gentle, deeply meaningful experience for clients who are drawn to it. Using small figures representing every aspect of the world, and a small sandtray painted blue on the bottom and filled with sand, clients are often surprised and delighted at the picture of their own internal world that spontaneously forms. Making sandtrays over time is like having “waking dreams” that offer insight and integration of energies and information that were previously inaccessible. Symptoms recede, clarity settles in, and serenity and inner stillness suffuse one's experience. Sandplay is used very successfully with children. However, I have found that in depth work with adults who are interested in this method, the level of healing is quite profound and lasting. Read more...

Linda Cunningham, Ph.D., MFT is a Certified Teaching Member of STA/ ISST. She is the author of Sandplay and the Clinical Relationship (2013) as well as Relational Sandplay Therapy (2005). She has presented at both national and international conferences, and has taught sandplay as well as contemporary relational theories for over twenty years in both graduate and postgraduate settings. For many years, she was adjunct faculty in the Sonoma State University M.A. Depth Psychology Program and at the California Institute of Integral Studies.  Linda offers trainings and workshops in sandplay, Jungian and relational theory throughout the year.

Every effort will be made to accommodate persons with disabilities. If you have special needs regarding accessibility, materials or content please contact Linda Cunningham in advance to allow arrangements to be made. Please be aware that the San Francisco training site is accessible only by stairs. However, with enough advance notice, a change of venue may be possible.  415-346-6363 or Linda@drlindacunningham.com

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

Linda Cunningham, PhD, MFT

2964 Fillmore Street

San Francisco, CA 94123

www.drlindacunningham.com

linda@drlindacunningham.com

415-346-6363

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