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Date(s) - 30/11/2017 - 04/12/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Novotel Hotel

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5 Day Certificate in Play Therapy using Sandtray

Barbara Jones Warrick M.Ed, RP, CPT-S

Thursday to Monday, November 30 – December 4, 2017 , 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Toronto, ON


Building on the Introduction to Play Therapy using Sandtray component of the CACPT Level II training, this workshop offers participants opportunities to further develop their knowledge, understanding and skill in the use of sand tray therapy in the context of play therapy. Each day will focus on a specific topic where participants will be presented with some of the underlying theory, receive instruction in how to implement this aspect of sand tray and practice in small groups. Each day finish with feedback for participants and opportunities to discuss and ask questions arising from their work.

DAY 1 – Non-directive Play Therapy Approaches to Sand Tray  – Participants will learn how to take a play therapy non-directive approach to sand tray therapy in play therapy including: how to witness and “be with” clients, reflective commenting and interactive work.

DAY 2 – Developmental Approaches to Sand Tray – Participants will learn what to expect in the sand trays of children at various stages of development, how to understand trays that do not fit with a child’s age and indicators in the tray of developmental trauma and mental illness.

DAY 3 – Using Play Therapy Sand Tray Therapy in Assessment – Participants will learn the risks and benefits of interpretation in sand tray work and how to employ sand tray as an assessment tool in the context of play therapy.

DAY4 – Narrative Approaches to Play Therapy Sand Tray – Participants will learn how to employ sand tray to support clients in expressing, understanding and changing the stories in their lives that no longer serve

DAY 5 – Amplifications in Sand Tray World Play – Participants will learn how to explore amplifications of “what shows up” in the sand tray through various expressive arts approaches including visual arts, creative writing, movement, voice and drama in play therapy.


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