Sandplay Training Worldwide

Experiential, depth training in the art and science of sandplay therapy

Become a Certified Sandplay Therapist

Sandplay Therapists of America (STA) and International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST) are the organizations that certify sandplay therapists.

The educational requirements for certification total 120 hours and break down as follows:

  • Introduction to Sandplay Therapy (18 hours minimum)

  • Clinical Sandplay Practice (48 hours minimum)

  • Jungian Theory (18 hours minimum)

  • Symbolism (18 hours minimum)

  • Electives (no minimum)

There are other requirements as well that include group and individual consultation, symbol papers, and a final case report. See for a more detailed description of the requirements. 

Sandplay Training Worldwide is dedicated to providing in-depth, experiential, soulful education to those who simply wish to learn more about sandplay therapy, and also to those who wish to become certified. Through these courses, participants may earn up to 93 hours of education toward certification.

Guest instructors provide the student with a variety of views and experiences in Kalffian sandplay.

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


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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, or 415-346-6363.

Continuing Education in Washington State: These trainings have been approved for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers.  WMHCA Provider #1806.

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