Sandplay Training Worldwide

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

Gig Harbor, Washington

Gig Harbor, Washington

Week-long Experiential Trainings in Sandplay Therapy August 2018

Gig Harbor, Washington State, near Seattle

Monday through Friday, July 30-August 3 and/or August 6-10, 2018

Attend the first week if you're a beginner

Attend the second week if you're more advanced

OR attend both weeks!

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

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

Early registration discount: Save $100 per week when you register BEFORE MARCH 15th

9am - 6pm, Monday - Friday

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


Week One: July 30-August 3, Monday-Friday, 9am - 6pm

Introduction to Sandplay and Clinical Process (for beginners)


Week Two:  August 6-10, Monday-Friday, 9am - 6pm  (the week following Week One)

Healing Complex Trauma with Sandplay

This training takes place in a large, beautiful conference room with ample room for expressive arts activities in a nurturing environment. Venture a few blocks to historic downtown Gig Harbor and discover waterfront cafes, restaurants and shopping.

Week One of the Week-long Experiential Trainings in Sandplay Therapy (40 hours) covers the basic educational requirements as determined by Sandplay Therapists of America and the International Society of Sandplay Therapists. This training includes: Fundamentals of Sandplay (18 hours), Clinical Sandplay I (12 hours) and Symbolism (10 hours). 

Week Two is an extension of the first week-long training, but may also be attended by those who do not attend Week One. In the second week, we will explore using sandplay to heal complex trauma, and the concept of the four archetypal relational fields from Sandplay and the Clinical Relationship (Cunningham, 2013). We will integrate our understandings of neuroscience, trauma and body-based theories, Jungian theory and psychoanalysis with sandplay theory and practice.  This training includes: Clinical Sandplay (24 hours), Symbolism in Sandplay (10 hours), Jungian Theory in Sandplay (6 Hours).

These trainings are designed to give a solid foundation to the sandplay therapist. Trainings are open to those who are interested in deepening their skills and understanding, and also to those seeking certification.

Gig Harbor, Washington was once a small fishing village on Puget Sound near Seattle. Today it is a beautiful little town full of restaurants and shops on the edge of a harbor full of sailboats. Stop and take a breath of the fresh air of the Pacific Northwest as we learn the fundamentals and complexities of sandplay.

Easy transportation from SeaTac Airport near Seattle, WA.

For more information, call Dr. Cunningham at 415-346-6363, or email


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Gig Harbor, Washington

Gig Harbor, Washington


Linda Cunningham, Ph.D., MFT, CST-T is the author of Sandplay and The Clinical Relationship (2013) as well as Relational Sandplay Therapy (2005) and many articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy. She has taught sandplay as well as contemporary relational theories for many years in both graduate and postgraduate settings. She is adjunct faculty in the Sonoma State University M.A. Depth Psychology Program and at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a teaching member of STA/ ISST. She has private practices in San Francisco and Corte Madera, California.

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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.

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


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