Through Sandplay Training Worldwide, Dr. Linda Cunningham provides soulful, indepth, experiential training for professional psychotherapists in the art and science of sandplay therapy. Trainings cover theoretical, clinical and ethical aspects of this powerful depth therapeutic method, and are designed to provide a transformative experience for the participants.
What is Sandplay Therapy?
Sandplay is a gentle, deeply meaningful experience for clients who are drawn to it. Using small figures representing every aspect of the world, and a small sandtray painted blue on the bottom and filled with sand, clients are often surprised and delighted at the picture of their own internal world that spontaneously forms. Making sandtrays over time is like having “waking dreams” that offer insight and integration of energies and information that were previously inaccessible. Symptoms recede, clarity settles in, and serenity and inner stillness suffuse one's experience. Sandplay is used very successfully with children. However, I have found that in depth work with adults who are interested in this method, the level of healing is quite profound and lasting. Read more...
Sandplay Training Hours
Sandplay Therapists of America and the International Society for Sandply Therapy require a minimum of 120 hours of education as one of the requirements to become certified in sandplay therapy. The minimum hours of coursework in each content area are as follows: Introduction to Sandplay (18 hours); Clinical Sandplay Practice (48 hours); Jungian Theory (18 hours); and Symbolism (18 hours), plus Electives. Through Sandplay Training Worldwide, you may take any single training, or take all of the trainings and apply these hours toward required education. For more detail about courses, see Become a Certified Sandplay Therapist.
Continuing Education in California: Linda Cunningham, PhD, MFT, CST-T is an approved provider. These courses meet the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit, number of hours as stated for each course, for LMFTs LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Course completion certificates will be handed out immediately after the training. If you have any questions, please call Linda Cunningham, email@example.com or 415-346-6363.
Courses held in San Francisco, California:
Introduction to Sandplay (18 hours)
Clinical Sandplay I: Beginning Sandplay Theory (18 hours)
Jungian Theory for Sandplay Therapists (18 hours)
Symbolism in Sandplay (18 hours)
Clinical Sandplay II: Healing Trauma with Sandplay (18 hours)
Ethics in Sandplay. New Course beginning in June, 2018 (6 hours)
Courses are offered throughout the year, in the above order. Courses may be taken in order, or not, but Introduction to Sandplay and Clinical Sandplay I should be taken before other courses.
Week-long Trainings in Gig Harbor, Washington state: Two five day trainings are offered each year in July - August. Week One includes Introduction to Sandplay (18 hours), Clinical Sandplay I (10 hours) and Symbolism (7 hours). Week Two is a more advanced course, focusing on Complex Trauma in Sandplay. It is recommended that students take Introduction to Sandplay or equivalent before attending the Week Two five day training.
Courses are taught by Linda Cunningham, PhD, MFT, Certified Teaching Member of Sandplay Therapists of America and the International Society of Sandplay Therapists. Linda has been teaching about sandplay therapy, the clinical relationship, and Jungian Depth Psychology for many years. Guest teachers are invited to speak on special topics.
This training has been approved for 18 CE's for Washington State licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. WMHCA Provider #1806.
Trainings are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Or, schedule a training in your area, and we will come to you.
Every effort will be made to accommodate persons with disabilities. If you have special needs regarding accessibility, materials or content please contact Linda Cunningham in advance to allow arrangements to be made., Please be aware that the San Francisco training site is accessible only by stairs. However, with enough advance notice, a change of venue may be possible. 415-346-6363 or Linda@drlindacunningham.com
Continuing Education in California: Linda Cunningham, PhD, MFT, CST-T (Provider Number 017288) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs. Linda Cunningham maintsins responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course completion certificates will be handed out immediately after the training. If you have any questions, please call Linda Cunningham, firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-346-6363.