The intention for this retreat style workshop is to provide an opportunity to practice all aspects of working in the sand. Participants will increase their capacity to be present, gain confidence in gently guiding the process, and deepen their understanding of the nuances of sand therapy.
This 1 day sand practice intensive draws on the expertise of each participant to refine and integrate the basic knowledge and skills necessary for sandtray clinical practice. Through practice sessions, reflection, inquiry, and discussion participants will engage the sandtray process through multiple layers of learning. Participants will have opportunities to demonstrate their clinical skills and provide effective feedback to colleagues for the purpose of enriching everyone’s understanding of this work. The deepening journey is as much about skill development as exploring one’s own work in the tray.
In addition to sand specific practices, we will play with metaphor, mindfulness, meditation, movement, poetry, and other creative explorations. As part of our care of the self, we will share a provided vegetarian lunch together.
This workshop may be repeated as often as desired, it is offered in both 1 and 2 day formats throughout the year. Core objectives are achieved through a variety of means, and no two workshops will be exactly the same, even if we follow the exact same agenda (which is unlikely).
- Demonstrate the integration of concepts for sandtray play therapy;
- Apply facilitation skills for sandtray play therapy;
- Apply the process through individual work in the sandtray to achieve insights;
- Write reflections on the process to increase the ability to utilize sandtray effectively;
- Prepare and use feedback for skill development
- Discuss ways to increase tolerance for ambiguity in expressive processes while remaining curious and present;
- Identify barriers and pathways to increased mindfulness & presence;
- Create and solidify personal approaches to sandtray.
Permission from the instructor.
Related, not required
All sections must be marked as complete to receive certificate.
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Continuing Education Credit Requirements
Inner Resources Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7363. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Inner Resources Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Association for Play Therapy Approved Provider #07-200
To ensure you that the credits you receive are applicable for your purposes, please contact the agencies for which you are seeking credit directly. You must attend the entire session to receive credit, no partial credit will be issued. Inner Resources Training Institute follows all CE guidelines and maintains responsibility for the program.
Inner Resources Training Institute is an approved provider for the Indiana Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapist, and Mental Health Counselor. Boards have approved this organization to provide category 1 continuing education units for LSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, and LMHCs. Provider # 98000765A