Sandtray Level: 2 – Foundations
Dates: September 9 & 10, 2023
Times: 9:15 am-5:15 pm ET
Location: Bloomington, IN
Instructor: Heather Maritano
Contact Hours: 12 CEUs/ 2 days
Prerequisites: Level 1
In this 2-day workshop, participants discuss and work with symbolic meaning and basic theoretical ideas related to healing in sandtray play therapy.
The purpose of the didactic information, in conjunction with hands-on experiences, is to demonstrate why it is important to help clients experience the sandtray materials in a way that allows them to collaborate with their embodied brains, not just their cognitive processes. A focus for this training is on trauma as it is embedded throughout the body rather than only in the cognitive layers of the brain.
In Level 2, participants continue to build on the concepts of “play as a neural exercise” for developing a nervous system that is flexible and resilient. There will be opportunities to explore core issues in play therapy. Participants will have opportunities to practice skills using symbolic language with a workshop partner.
- Utilize sand and symbols to explore depth and meaning in sandtray play therapy
- Demonstrate understanding of the individual and evolving meaning of symbols
- Develop skills for facilitating sandtray play therapy in clinical practice
- Describe the relationship of mindfulness and the witnessing role.
- Identify the risks associated with interpretation in sand tray play therapy
- Articulate how play helps build a resilient nervous system
- Identify ethical practices, competencies, & risks in sandtray play therapy
Level 1, Basic Tools and Methods
All sections must be marked as complete to receive certificate.
Continuing Education Credit Requirements
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
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.
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