Sandplay Training Worldwide

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

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Guest instructors provide the student with a variety of views and experiences in Jungian/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 training sites are accessible only by stairs. However, with enough advance notice, a change of venue may be possible.  415-346-6363 or Linda@drlindacunningham.com


Introduction to Sandplay Therapy (18 hours)

 April 20-22, 2018

10am- 5pm

$550 Licensed Clinician; $525 Unlicensed

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This course, or its equivalent, is recommended before taking all others. 

This weekend training teaches the basics in a small group setting near the Marina in San Francisco. Several times each year, this training is offered to therapists and therapists-in-training. It is always a fun weekend, with a large experiential component–you’ll have the experience of both making and witnessing a sandtray.

By the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Create a psychotherapy office setting for sandplay with the necessary equipment
  • Begin to utilize sandplay in your practice.
  • Demonstrate practical sandplay skills with clients 
  • Discuss the importance of symbols
  • Differentiate between the two distinct methods of "sandplay" and "sandtray"
  • Explain the importance of providing safety in sandplay
  • Discuss ethical, competent ways to use sandplay with diverse client populations

The next Introduction to Sandplay Weekend Training is scheduled for September 21-23, 2018.

There will also be a week-long beginning training in Petaluma in August, 2018, followed by a week-long Intermediate/Advanced training.

 


Clinical Sandplay I: Deepening Sandplay Theory and Practice (18 hours)

Focus on Sandplay with Children and Adults

March 9-11, 2018

10am - 5pm

$550 Licensed Clinician; $525 Unlicensed

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This course, or its equivalent, is best taken after Introduction to Sandplay. 

  • Discuss the concept of co-transference sandplay
  • Describe some individual sandtrays in your own words  
  • Compare the overall process of healing in sandplay with the healing process in methods that are not depth-oriented
  • Describe the differences inherent in sandplay work with children vs. adults
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of sandplay theory and practice
  • Discuss the importance of both relationship and symbol

 


New! Sandplay Group Consultation Weekends (18 hours)

January 26-28, 2018

May 4-6, 2018

September 7-9, 2018

10am - 5pm

18 Hours of Group Consultation

Fee: $925

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Please contact Linda Cunningham if you'd like to attend: linda@sandplaytrainingworldwide.com

Understand your own and others' sandplay cases more deeply through case presentations and group discussion. Immerse yourself in the symbolic world of sandplay, learn from your peers, gain experience and hours toward certification in a small, safe group. 


Symbolism in Sandplay: Experiencing the Power of the Symbol  (18 hours)

April 6-8, 2018

10am - 5pm

$550 Licensed Clinician; $525 Unlicensed

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The infinite holding and profoundly integrative power of the symbol are key in sandplay. In this training, we experience several symbols in depth, and discuss Jung's ideas about the symbol, the archetype, and the flow of psychic energies. These concepts will be applied to case material.

This course may be taken at any time, and by non-sandplay therapists, too.

  • Explain the importance of the symbol in healing
  • Demonstrate the ability to “play” with symbolic meaning
  • Describe the visceral and emotional power of the symbol
  • Investigate a particular symbol from personal, cultural and archetypal sources
  • Discuss how to write a symbol paper

 


Healing Complex Trauma with Sandplay (18 hours)

December 1-3, 2017

10am - 5pm

$550 Licensed Clinician; $525 Unlicensed

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Sandplay is a powerful yet gentle depth psychotherapy method that heals nonverbal or preverbal trauma in both children and adults, thereby promoting healing. This course provides a practical, experiential and theoretical introduction to the theoretical basis ofrelational fields sandplay therapy. Through knowledge and experience of these fields, the sandplay therapist is better able to identify trauma and to deepen the capacity for holding deep wounds to the psyche.

  • Explain how sandplay addresses and heals deep levels of preverbal trauma
  • Describe how to identify trauma in sandtrays 
  • Describe the traumatic qualities of the relational field
  • Discuss the self-healing capacity of the psyche

 


Jungian Theory in Sandplay (18 hours)

October 20-22, 2017

10am-  5pm

$550 Licensed Clinician; $525 Unlicensed

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This course may be taken at any time. Integrate theory and clinical practice from the inside out through your own experience of Jungian concepts such as archetype, persona, shadow, complexes, the Self, the ego-Self axis and the transcendent function. We also explore symbols, the flow of psychic energies, and alchemical symbolism. Experiential activities will help us to deeply understand the Jungian view of the psyche. Participants in this training access their creativity in surprising ways. Expect transformation!

  • Describe your own experience of working with symbols
  • List three Jungian terms regarding the structure and processes of the psyche, such as persona, shadow, complex, archetype, ego-Self axis, individuation, transcendent function
  • Describe the one Jungian personality concept you've identified in yourself
  • Apply two Jungian concepts to sandplay work
  • Demonstrate your understanding of one Jungian theoretical concept through sandplay or expressive arts
  • Explain the Jungian view of consciousness and the unconscious

Ethics in Sandplay (6 hours)

June 9, 2018

10am - 5pm

$175

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Meet your Ethics licensing renewal requirement with a focus on Sandplay

CAMFT BBS Approved Continuing Education Provider #28347

Buddhism is one of the three pillars of sandplay. Using the Buddhist framework of the Ten Paramits, ancient practices honed over millennia, we will consider the STA and ISST ethical guidelines for sandplay therapists. We will examine them in relation to our current professional and ethical standards, emphasizing compassion and the imperative to "do no harm." Small group work will give participants an experience of thoughtful, compassionate, ethical decision-making that honors both Masculine and Feminine.

  • Define "ethics"
  • Name three of the Ten Paramitas
  • Name three ethical principles found in the STA or ISST Code of Ethics
  • Explain the training, education and experience needed to ethically practice sandplay therapy
  • Discuss three common ethical dilemmas in sandplay therapy

 

Week-long Experiential Trainings in Sandplay Therapy August 2018

Week One: Introduction to Sandplay and Clinical Process (for beginners). Monday-Friday, 9am - 6pm

Week Two:  Healing Complex Trauma in Sandplay Work (the week following Week One). Monday-Friday, 9am - 6pm

Petaluma, California

First Week: Introduction to Sandplay

Second Week: Healing Complex Trauma with Sandplay

Attend the first week if you're a beginner

Attend the second week if you're more advanced. You must have clinical experience to attend this course.

OR attend both weeks!

Two week discount: Save $200 when you register for both weeks BEFORE MARCH 15th

40 CE per week: California BBS (for LMFTs and LCSWs) and also for STA/ISST hours

$1250 Licensed ($1200 Pre-licensed) for each week

9am - 6pm

Monday - Friday

For more information on the Week Long Trainings, click here!

 

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, linda@drlindacunningham.com or 415-346-6363.

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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 training sites are accessible only by stairs. However, with enough advance notice, a change of venue may be possible.  415-346-6363 or Linda@drlindacunningham.com

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