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

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Winter Schedule 2012-13

Individual consultations and private groups are arranged separately from the Scheduled Training below.

    All training is kept to 6 or fewer participants
Ethics in Sand Therapy: Supervision and Clinical Practice  3 hrs.  $90.
NOV. 17 Saturday  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Grief and Loss
: The Clinician’s Journey  6 hrs.  $ 180.
NOV. 26  Monday  9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Transformation: Spiritual Journeys in the Sand  6 hrs.  $ 180.
JAN. 5  Saturday  10:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ethics in Sand Therapy: Supervision and Clinical Practice  3 hrs.  $90.
JAN. 13 Sunday  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Narratives in the Sand: The Power of Metaphors  6 hrs.  $ 180.
FEB. 9  Saturday  10:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Jungian Sandplay Therapy  6 hrs.  $ 180.
FEB. 24  Sunday  10:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Advanced Narrative Sand Therapy   6 hrs.  $ 180.
MARCH 2  Saturday  10:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Advanced Sand Therapy  12 hrs.  $ 340.
MARCH 17 & 18  Sunday & Monday  10:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Email sandplayvoices at gmail.com for registration and information.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Essentials of Sand Therapy at Allegany College MD

 Essentials of Sand Therapy: Principles and Practice
Dee Preston Dillon, PhD 

Allegany College of Maryland
Monday, October 8

Contact: Christa A. Snyder, Human Services Coordinator
casnyder [at] allegany.edu  301-784-5530

Six Hour Training

Course Description and Objectives

itnessing, Containment, Reflection and Responding, Amplification and Facilitation are core components for effective sand therapy – both sandplay and sand tray. This workshop presents the basic theoretical foundation for sand therapy, the difference between Jungian Sandplay and sand tray therapy, and  demonstrates the skill sets for each of these four areas.

Our goal
is safe and competent sand therapy no matter the clinician’s theoretical orientation. This training presents both theory and experiential practice.
Through a graduated
process this training will help participants

* Conceptualize ways for using sand with diverse  populations.* Explore ways to understand and respond to sand scenes especially with a mindful presence.

Understand the role of the clinician to witness and contain activity in the sand.

Gain initial skills for creating a safe and protected space for client use of sand.

Appreciate the rigor, depth, skills, and process that ground sand therapy and clinician efficacy.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will:

*  Describe the function of symbols to bridge intrapsychic  phenomena with a client’s life world, and externalize trauma and developmental injunctions.

*  Point out how sand is a projective process wherein the  role of the clinician and the client differ from other play therapy approaches.

Describe the ethics for professional training, the role of the clinician, and the four grounding components for clinical use of sand: Witnessing, Containment, Reflection and Responding, Amplification and Facilitation.

-- Please register with Christa (contact info above) by 26 September to insure your space!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

CEs for Social Workers and Counselors

Advanced Sand Therapy

With Dr. Preston-Dillon

CEs for Social Workers and Counselors

§  Private Sessions & Case Consultation

·       Monthly Small Group meetings

o   Staff On-Site Training

§  Retreats in Sand Therapy

·       One and Two-Day Workshops

Certificate in Sand Therapy

A continuation of our professional development courses and consults since 2000

Our certificate is grounded in theory and research, case analysis, integrity in sand practice, and guidance to adapt sand therapy to your client population.

Specializations in Sand Therapy:

         Narrative Sand Therapy

                 Metaphors in Sand Therapy

                          Jungian Sandplay Therapy

For Information, to reserve or participate in a small group and for individual consults

Contact: Dee Preston-Dillon, Ph.D.
Email [sandplayvoices at gmail.com] for details.

Our 2012 Training Schedule

Dee Preston-Dillon, Ph.D.

Private workshops for staff and colleagues can be set up anytime. For those who wish to join a small gathering the fall schedule follows. All sessions are kept to 6 or fewer participants. Course objectives and descriptions will be sent on request. Additional dates upon request.

Narrative Sand Therapy
Sunday August 19

Advanced Sand Therapy
Sunday September 2

Narrative Sand Therapy
Monday September 10

Advanced Sand Therapy
Sunday and Monday October 21 and 22

Narrative Sand Therapy
Sunday November 4

Advanced Sand Therapy
Saturday November 10

For further info: sandplayvoices at gmail.com