“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”
Mo Willems, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Monday, August 31, 2009

Fall 2009 Sand Schedule

Association for Play Therapy provider # 05-161
National Association for Social Workers provider # 886477192
National Board for Certified Counselors # 6305

Two Groups and Five Workshops

Group Process

Group process for therapists who use sand is vital to nourish the creative self, increase skills to understand the depths and complexity of sand scenes, and rejuvenate one’s soul for meaningful work with clients. A support group with the same peers each month helps further a sense of safety and cohesion for more advanced work. Dr. Preston-Dillon is a specialist in group process and sand therapy. She has been facilitating groups since the early 1970s and teaches group psychotherapy at the master’s, doctoral level, and post graduate level.

Both groups with provide work in supervision, case work, personal sand trays, and new ideas for the use of sand with clients.


Group: Dimensions of Creativity, Sand, and Clinical Play for Clinicians and Supervisors

Contact Hours: 15 (5 sessions, 3 hr. each) 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Participants will have a choice between two ongoing groups. Both groups will meet once a month. The Sunday group is a closed cohort group to allow for advanced and cohesive group process and participants attend all sessions. Saturday is the alternative group. It is open and participants can select to attend any of the sessions they wish for 3 CEU hours for each session. Please select either Sunday Group or Saturday Group.

SATURDAYS: Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov.28, Dec. 19, Jan. 23 Cohort Group 15 CE credits

SUNDAYS: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Dec. 20, Jan. 24 Open Group, 3 CE credits for each session


Ethics, Supervision and Clinical Practice: Three Dimensions of Sand for Play Therapists, Supervisors and Clinicians

Contact Hours: 6 CE credits Noon to 6:00 p.m.

SUNDAY: October 18

Grief and Loss -- for Play Therapists, Supervisors and Clinicians

Contact Hours: 6 CE credits Noon to 6:00 p.m.

SUNDAY: November 8


Heal the Healer: Personal Renewal for Play Therapists, Supervisors, and Clinicians

Contact Hours: 6 CE credits 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

SATURDAY: November 14



Advanced Sand Therapy & Ethics and Supervision: for Play Therapists, Supervisors, and Clinicians

Contact Hours: 24 CE credits

November 20, 21, 22, & 23 Friday noon to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m., Monday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Transformation: Spiritual Journeys in the Sand -- for Play Therapists, Supervisors, and Clinicians

Contact Hours: 6 CE credits Noon to 6:00 p.m.

SUNDAY: December 6

~~~ Check our website or email sandplayvoices@msn.com for more information and to request registration.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

July Announcements

Hello Sand Therapy Enthusiasts,

Happy Summer!

We have two seats available for Essentials for Sand Therapy this weekend. If you would like to attend please email Loraine at sandplayvoices@msn.com. The workshop fee includes your CEUs, meals, and training. You’ll find our hands on approach to professional training allows for depth, skill development, personal rejuvenation, and time to collaborate with colleagues.

Essentials of Sand Therapy: Four Principles for Effective Practice (10 CE)
July 11 & 12 Saturday 3pm-9pm & Sunday 12pm-5pm

  Registrations are open for:
Advanced Grief and Loss: The Experience of Loss for the Clinician and Play Therapist (8 CE)
July 24 & 25 Friday 7pm-10pm Saturday 11am-4pm

Please Note: Dr. Dee and Helena Andrade will be conducting a workshop in Brazil late August so the August Group workshop is cancelled.  We will reschedule Group and send you the fall schedule before the end of July.

  We will be starting a monthly group for sand therapists interested in getting together with colleagues for conversation and sand work. Please send us an email if you would like to be informed when the group begins.

Staff Announcements:

We are pleased to announce our new Clinical Education Director! Sara Cahanin, M.A., Ed.D. candidate in Counseling Psychology has joined the Center for Culture and Sandplay.

Dr. Preston-Dillon has a new article for the culturally conscious counselor – “The Power of Symbols and Narrative: A Multiverse of Meaning.”

Full Descriptions of our workshops can be found on our website:
http://www.cultureplay.com  under Training

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