Individual & Group Consultation for RPT/RPT-S Certification
View RPT/RPT-S certification requirements (Association for Play Therapy)
Being present, going with the flow, and getting deeper with you as you go are at the heart of my training and clinical practice. Therapists especially, need a private and sheltered space to learn to trust our intuition and discernment about client work in play therapy and specifically in sandplay. We can then develop a rewarding working relationship in consultation. Taking time to understand different supervision styles and needs helps to focus each consultation session in helpful ways for both therapist and client. Individual and group consultation sessions in person or using VoIP/HIPAA Compliant Web Video-conferencing.
The fee is $150 per 50 minute session.
Individual & Group Consultation for ISST/CST/CST-T Certification in Sandplay
Certification offered as a Sandplay Practitioner (SP), Member (CST) and Teaching Member (CST-T) with the Sandplay Therapists of America (STA) organization, as well as with the Interna-tional Association of Sandplay Therapists (ISST). Being present, going with the flow, and getting deeper with you as you go are at the heart of my training and clinical practice. Therapists especially, need a private and sheltered space to learn to trust our intuition and discernment about client work in play therapy and sand. We can then de-velop a rewarding working relationship in consultation. Taking time to understand different su-pervision styles and needs helps to focus each consultation session in helpful ways for both ther-apist and client. Individual and group consultation sessions in person or using VoIP/HIPAA Compliant Web Video-conferencing.
The fee is $150 per 50 minute session.
RPT/RPT-S and Sandplay Workshops
These workshops and Master Classes are for play therapists, licensed counselors, school counselors, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists looking to expand their community, learn from experts, and gain experience in the areas of play therapy training and sandplay. I’ve designed these workshops and classes to be immersive and educational, a chance to focus in on special aspects of training that add depth to the knowledge you already possess. Storytelling, symbolism, depth work using Jungian psychology, mapping the Heroine’s journey in sand-work, and the relationships between therapist and client are a few of the topics I like to talk about. This training bridges the teaching paths of the distinguished traditions of both play therapy and sandplay. We therapists need a river guide who can help us navigate the deep waters of open exchange of the best of both worlds of play therapy and sandplay. Bridging these two worlds opens a path to create opportunities for sharing as well as enriching these practices. Subsequently, the healing power each holds can be amplified and expanded to respectfully serve both traditions in a free exchange of ideas, boldly accessing new information, relationships and possibilities. In this way, we can go father, do more, be better. That’s why I work with therapists who are taking this brave step to bring these two traditions into their own clinical work, as a way of helping children and adults express their thoughts and emotions more clearly and authentically. I offer training and workshops as a way of acclimating mental health professionals to the process and purpose of both play therapy and sandplay, drawing from symbolism, personality types, and current neurobiological models of processing trauma to guide our practice. In the past, I’ve held some really fun and informative workshops such as:
- “Here Be Dragons! Understanding The Sandplay Journey Map ©”
- “Seeing With Real Eyes: Vulnerability and Courage in Sandplay and Play Therapy Stories”
- “Using Enchanted Stories and Tales to Enrich our Sandplay Work”
- “Integrating Storytelling & Sandplay into Play Therapy with Children”
- “Creative Integration of Storytelling, Clinical Hypnosis and Resource Tapping in Play Therapy”
- “What in the World Does This Mean? Symbols and the Symbolic Process in Sandplay”
- “Sitting with Heart: Buddhist Mindfulness and Sandplay Practice in Therapeutic Relationships”
- “The Burning Bowl©: Using Fire Directly and Symbolically in Sandplay”
To see more of the workshops I’ve led in the past.
Individual Work in Sandplay Process for ISST/CST/CST-T Certification in Sandplay
And…to begin working with others in sandplay, you must first work in the sand yourself so you can guide others. In your initial consultation with me, we’ll discuss your goals and motives
for becoming interested in sandplay. What do you hope to offer your own clients in sandplay? We will explore what makes you uniquely qualified to help others work in the sand.
Next, we’ll begin our required hours of sand trays, dreamwork, journaling, expressive arts, dis-cussion, and verbal therapy. The Sandplay process is in-person; and up to three (3) two-hour sessions can be arranged over a weekend for out of area practitioners (please contact my office for a list of convenient local hotels).