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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Advanced Clinical Sand Therapy ... Begins October 2018!

A new session for Advanced Clinical Sand Therapy from Dr. Dee Preston-Dillon will start in early October 2018.

For more info and to register, please see our ACST page.


provided by Sand Therapy expert and practitioner
Dee Preston-Dillon, Ph.D.
sandplayvoices.blogspot.com
through City of College Park, MD Advanced Clinical Training Institute

registration contact: phiggins@collegeparkmd.gov

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Advanced Clinical Sand Therapy 2018 Registration Open


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for 8 – 10 PARTICIPANTS 

NEW SESSION BEGINNING FEBRUARY 7, 2018                                                                                         
provided by Sand Therapy expert and practitioner
Dee Preston-Dillon, Ph.D.
sandplayvoices.blogspot.com
through City of College Park, MD Advanced Clinical Training Institute

registration contact: phiggins@collegeparkmd.gov


See our Advanced Clinical Sand Therapy page for details.


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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

2018 Case Consults in Sand

Small Group Sand Therapy Consultation

©The Center of Culture & Sandplay
In order to increase clinician sand therapy expertise in working with clients, Dr. Dee facilitates a monthly open-ended 2 hour small group consultation for a maximum of 7 clinicians.  The cost per clinician is $100 per consult, with advance payment of $300 for three consults at a time. 

There is no requirement to attend consult every month in order to provide individual clinicians flexibility with their schedule.  Once 4 clinicians confirm for that month, consultation for that month will be confirmed.  Consults are held at College Park Youth and Family Services on the second Wednesday of the month. 
In order to assure that every clinician has at least a basic understanding of sand therapy, a prerequisite to participating in the clinical consultations is previous training in sand therapy or the completion of Dr. Dee’s 3 hour Introduction to Sand Therapy.   
   

For more information, contact College Park's Director, Peggy Higgins, LCSW-C and Administrative Assistant Latisha Moore at 240-487-3550 then press 1 or lmoore@collegeparkmd.gov  and phiggins@collegeparkmd.gov. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Monthly Case Consults and Advanced Sand Therapy Certificate

provided by Sand Therapy expert and practitioner
Dee Preston-Dillon, Ph.D.
through City of College Park, MD Advanced Clinical Training Institute
registration contact: phiggins@collegeparkmd.gov


Monthly Case Consults

    For all clinicians using sand and symbols, including sand tray and Sandplay.
    Refresh knowledge and skills -- Learn new ways to comprehend and respond to clients and sand scenes
    Consults with Dr. Preston-Dillon at Brandywine Studio
    Focus on the use of sand, sand scenes, and clinician experience with clients across life span and clinical disciplines.
    Small group setting

Registration contact: phiggins@collegeparkmd.gov


Advanced Clinical Sand Therapy Certificate Program

Competency with sand therapy, Sandtray and Sandplay, is based in clinician insights into the process and meaning of symbols and the skills to respond to client sand scenes. This certificate program develops competencies for using sand in three core areas: 1) understanding theories for an integrated, holistic practice, 2) development of ethics, mindfulness, and integrity in the use of sand, and 3) advancement of skills training through a small group for individualized feedback during case consultations.

FALL SESSION BEGINS OCTOBER 4, 2017

For More Information, please see the tab above for
Advanced Clinical Sand Therapy Certificate Program

 

Trauma Representation in Sand Therapy: Safety and Empowerment for Healing

Trauma Representation in Sand Therapy: Safety and Empowerment for Healing

provided by Sand Therapy expert and practitioner
Dee Preston-Dillon, Ph.D., and
The Ferentz Institute
Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education

Tuesday, September 19
8:45 AM - 4 PM
Doubletree Hilton Hotel
$159; 6 CEUs

This workshop will explore protection for boundaries, clinician projections, therapist-client engagement, therapist interpretations, and implications for use with families and groups. During this training, theory, ethics, practice, and process are presented along with essential experiential work with symbols in sand. Participants will focus on safety and empowerment; essential competencies for use of sand and symbols with trauma clients.

For More Information and to Register, Go To TheFerentzInstitute.com.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Summer Intensive Sand Therapy Training



Training in sand therapy includes: full immersion in use of sand with symbols, four theories, principles and best practices, ethics for using sand, the role of the therapist, boundaries for the clinician, principles that ground work in sand - - the therapist’s experience and work with clients. Each of these 6-hour sessions is rich in creativity and explorations of meaning, intensive, and set up to give therapists personal feedback, guidance with special client populations, and participant’s unique skill set/ clinic or school setting. We cover the basics as well as advanced material, and the relevance of culture. The primary theories are existential, humanistic (client-centered), Jungian, and Narrative/ social constructionist perspectives.
 The Case Consults focus participant client work, construction of client sand scenes, therapist sand scenes reflecting their experience with clients, and the application of theory and best practices for using sand and symbols. Always an emphasis on ethical use of sand and symbols.  I bring my four decades of clinical work, my immersion in sand therapy for over 35 years, my doctoral research on sand for cultural implications, and 16 years case consultations working with therapists from mental health disciplines.
The description of Level I is under the Advanced Clinical Sand Therapy tab (click here). I cover the same material in all Level I sessions; tailored to meet the unique needs of participants.
I provide an organic lunch for the 6-hour sessions.
Let me know if you need additional information. Regards, Dee

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sand Therapy Case Consultations

Beginning May 8th!

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