Sandplay Training Worldwide

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

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Introduction to Sandplay: Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 10am-5:30pm

Introduction to Sandplay--Day 1

10am - 11:30pm  Introduction and Overview of the course. Working with Sand and Symbols. 

11:30 - 11:45am  Break

11:45 - 1pm  Fundamentals of Sandplay

1 - 2pm Lunch

2 - 3:15pm Basics of Sandplay; Sandplay Video

3:15 - 3:30pm Break

3:30pm - 5pm Practical Experience Witnessing and Making Sandplays

5 - 5:30pm Discussion and Questions

Introduction to Sandplay--Day 2

10am - 11:30 Sandplay Fundamentals

11:30 - 11:45am  Break

11:45 - 1:pm  Sandplay Case Study

1 - 2pm Lunch

2 - 3:15pm  Clinical Process in Sandplay: Kalffian Theory

3:15 - 3:30pm Break

3:30pm - 5pm  Practical Experience Witnessing and Making Sandtrays

5 - 5:30pm  Discussion and Questions

Introduction to Sandplay--Day 3

10am - 11:30am: Jungian Theory in Sandplay

11:30 - 11:45am  Break

11:45am - 1pm  Sandplay Case Study: Clinical Process in Sandtray

1 - 2pm  Lunch

2 - 3:15pm:  Ethics in Sandplay; Diversity Issues; Becoming Competent in Sandplay; Guidelines for Further Education

3:15 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 5pm Practical Experience Witnessing and Making Sandtrays

5:00 - 5:15 Conclusion, Questions, Discussion, Integration.

5:15 - 5:30pm Evaluations and Certificates

 

Clinical Sandplay I--Deepening Sandplay Theory and Practice

Guest Instructors will provide experiential case material with children.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 10am-5:30pm

Clinical Sandplay I--Day 1

10am - 11:30am:  Introductions; Symbols of Relatedness in Sandplay

11:30 -11:45am Break

11:45am - 1pm  Theory of Clinical Sandplay: Immersion in the Image; The Free and Protected Space; Co-transference

1 -2pm  Lunch

2pm - 3:15pm:  Sandplay Case Study: Co-Transference in Sandplay with Adults

3:15 - 3:45pm Break

3:45 - 5pm  Practical Experience with Sandplay: Immersion in the Co-transference 

5 - 5:30pm  Discussion, Questions and Integration

Clinical Sandplay I--Day 2

10 - 11:30am: Sandplay with Children. Guest Instructor 

11:30 - 11:45am Break

11:45 - 1pm Sandplay with Children, Guest Instructor

1 - 2pm  Lunch

2 - 3:15pm  Sandplay with Children, continued.

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-5pm  Practical Experience with Sandplay: Immersion in the Co-transference

5pm - 5:30 Discussion,  Questions and Integration: Clinical Issues

Clinical Sandplay I--Day 3

10 - 11:30am  Sandplay with Children: Case Presentation with Guest Instructor

11:30 - 11:45am Break

11:45am - 1pm  Sandplay with Children: Case Presentation with Guest Instructor

1-2pm  Lunch

2 - 3:15pm  Sandplay with Children, continued

3:15 - 3:30pm Break

3:30 - 5pm  Practical Experience with Sandplay: Immersion in the Co-transference

5 - 5:30pm  Integration and closure. Evaluations and Certificates.

 

Symbolism in Sandplay:  Experiencing the Power of the Symbol

Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 10am-5:30pm

Symbolism in Sandplay: Day 1

10am - 11:30  Introductions. Sandplay Figures with Personal, Group, Cultural and

Archetypal Associations (from religion, alchemy, mythology, fairytales)

11:30 - 11:45: Break

11:45 - 1pm Jungian Theory of the Symbol. Immersion in the Symbol.

1pm - 2pm: Lunch

2 - 2:45pm:   Exploring the Symbol of Kwan Yin

2:45 - 4:15pm: Embodying the symbol: sandplay experience (Break at 3:15pm)

4:15 - 4:45 Figure Making

4:45-5pm Discussion, question and integration

Symbolism in Sandplay: Day 2

10am-1pm: Exploring the symbol of Kali with sandplay case examples. Lynne Ehlers, PhD, Guest Instructor.  (Break: 11:30-11:40)

1pm - 2 pmLunch

2 - 3pm: Exploring the symbol of the scarab.

3:15 - 3:30: Break

3:30 - 5pm: Embodying the symbol: sandplay experience

5pm - 5:30pm Discussion, questions and integration

Symbolism in Sandplay: Day 3

10am - 11:30am: Symbol Exercise

11:30 - 11:45 Break

11:45 - 1pm Analyzing a symbol paper

1pm - 2pm: Lunch

2 - 3:30pm Embodying the symbol: sandplay experience

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45 - 4:15pm Writing a Symbol Paper

4:15-5:15 Experiencing the Symbol 

5:15 - 5:30pm Evaluations and Certificates

 

Healing Complex Trauma with Sandplay (Clinical Sandplay II)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 10am-5:30pm

Healing Complex Trauma in Sandplay: Day 1

10am - 11:30am: Introduction to the therapist's use of self

11:30 - 11:45 Break

11:45am - 1pm  Introduction to Relational Fields in Sandplay

1pm-2pm Lunch

2 - 3:30pm Relational Fields and Trauma

3:30 - 3:45 Break

3:45 - 5:30pm:  Experiencing the Four Relational Fields through Sandplay Images

Healing Complex Trauma in Sandplay: Day 2

10am - 11:30am Field One: A Field of Early Relational Trauma

11:30 - 11:45 Break

11:45am-1pm  Field One Experiences in Image and Felt Sense--Case

1pm - 2pm Lunch

2 - 3:30pm Field Two Experiences in Image and Felt Sense

3:30 - 3:45 Break

3:45 - 5:30pm: Field Two Experiences in Image and Felt Sense--Case

Healing Complex Trauma in Sandplay: Day 3

10am - 11:30am Review of Fields One and Two

11:30 - 11:45 Break

11:45am - 1pm  Fields Three and Four Experiences in Image and Felt Sense--Case

1pm - 2pm Lunch

2 - 3:30pm Fields Three and Four Experiences in Image and Felt Sense--Case

3:30 - 3:45 Break

3:45 - 5pm:  Experiencing the Four Relational Fields through Sandplay Images / Case

5 - 5:15pm Integration/ Closure

5:15 - 5:30pm: Evaluations and Certificates

Jungian Theory in Sandplay

Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 10am-5:30pm

Jungian Theory in Sandplay: Day 1

10am - 11:30am: Introduction to Jungian Theory in Sandplay

11:30 - 11:45: Break

11:45am-1pm: Individuation and the Structure of the Psyche

1pm - 2pm: Lunch

2 - 3:30pm:  Experiencing the Structure of the Psyche

3:30-3:45: Break

3:45 - 5:15pm:  Embodying the symbol: sandplay experience

5:15 - 5:30: Discussion

Jungian Theory in Sandplay: Day 2

10am - 11:30am: Introduction to Complexes

11:30 - 11:45: Break

11:45am - 1pm: Complexes and Trauma

1pm - 2pm: Lunch

2 - 3:30pm:  Complexes: Case Study

3:30-3:45: Break

3:45 - 5pm: Experiencing the Complex

Jungian Theory in Sandplay: Day 3

10am - 11:30am:  Dreams

11:30-11:45: Break

11:45am-1pm: Alchemy

1pm-2pm: Lunch

2 - 3:30pm:  Myth and Fairy Tales

3:30-3:45: Break

3:45 - 4:45pm:  Work with Symbols

4:45 - 5:15pm: Discussion/ Integration

5:15-5:30pm: Evaluations and Certificates

 

Ethics in Sandplay

Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 10am-5:30pm

Ethics in Sandplay: Course Schedule

10am - 11:30am: Ethics in Depth Psychotherapy

11:30 - 11:45: Break

11:45am - 1pm: The Ten Paramitas: Ethical Guidelines from Buddhism

1pm - 2pm: Lunch

2 - 3:00pm:  Ethical Guidelines of Sandplay Therapists of America (STA) and International Society of Sandplay Therapists (ISST)

3:00 - 3:15: Break

3:15 - 4:45pm:  Group Discussion of Ethical Dilemmas in Sandplay

4:45 - 5:15pm: Quan Yin as a symbol of good clinical and ethical holding in the co-transference

5:15 - 5:30pm Evaluations and Certificates

 

 

Copyright 2013 Linda Cunningham.