2017-2018 Calendar of Sandtray Training with Karen Burke, 
MA, LPC-S, RPT-S
Location: SW Austin Circle C 78739
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Level 1 - Basic Tools and Methods
This workshop introduces the basic tools and methods of sandtray play therapy for both children and adults. Participants explore the various elements of the sandtray process through hands-on exercises with miniature figurines and sandtrays. In the workshop, therapists use individual sandtrays to practice and refine basic skills. Prerequisite: Prior knowledge or experience with the sandtray process is helpful but not necessary. (12 contact hours/2 days) $300 (early fee). 

Workshop Goals:
This workshop will help participants:
    ~Learn the history of sandtray play therapy
    ~Explore the multi-cultural aspects of         sandtray and play therapy.
    ~Create a free and protected space for         clients.
    ~Understand the therapeutic process of         building and witnessing sandtrays.
    ~Consider neurobiology of sandtray.

Level 2 - Basic Clinical Skills & Theory
In this workshop, participants discuss and work with symbolic meaning and basic theoretical ideas. There are opportunities to create sandtrays in the presence of an observer (workshop partner) and to practice skills using the symbolic language of play. Participants also explore the core issues of play therapy in the sandtray process.  Prerequisites: Level 1. (12 contact hours/2 days) $300 (early fee). 

Workshop Goals:
This workshops will help participants:
~To develop skills in facilitating sandtray play
         therapy.
~To identify the importance of attunement in the         therapeutic process.​
~To identify therapeutic skills needed as witness in         the therapeutic process. 
~To learn APT Best Practices of documentation in         play therapy and how it applies to sandtray. 
~~Understand the influence of the therapist on 
        interpersonal neurobiology in the therapeutic         process.





                      DATE: Jan 22-Jan 23, 2018
Although not entirely the same, my training levels and content are significantly influenced by and formatted after the training sessions of Dr. Theresa Kestly at the NM Sandtray Training Institute. If you have completed a level with her, that level will be accepted concerning prerequisites. 

Please see bottom of page for registration information.

Agenda Schedule for Levels 1-4

8:30 - 10:15        Instruction, Experiential Learning, Discussion

10:15 - 10:30      BREAK

10:30 - 12:00      Instruction, Experiential Learning, Discussion

12:00 - 12:30      LUNCH BREAK

12:30 - 2:00        Instruction, Experiential Learning, Discussion

 2:00 - 2:15         BREAK

 2:15 - 3:30         Instruction, Experiential Learning, Discussion

 3:30                    Adjourn

Level 3 - Symbolic Integration & Theory
In this workshop, participants have numerous opportunities to develop specific skills in working with the language of sandtray play therapy. Therapists use exercises to learn when and how to translate play language into verbal language. Each participant has an individual sandtray for practice exercises and for creating individual sandtray worlds. Prerequisites: Levels 1 and 2. (12 contact hours/2 days) $300 (early fee). 



Workshop Goals:
This workshops will help participants:
~To develop skills in facilitating sandtray play
         therapy.
~Consider multi-theoretical perspective in sandtray.
~Learn about and explore archetypes
~Understand adult play therapy processes in sandtray.
~Identify and practice advanced process and reflecting           skills.
Level 4 - Advanced Clinical Skills
This workshop includes discussion of professional issues related to diagnosis, treatment planning, transference, and ethical issues of sandtray play therapy. Participants refine and integrate therapeutic skills through hands-on practice with workshop partners. Each participant has an individual sandtray for practice exercises and for creating individual sandtray worlds. Prerequisites: Levels 1, 2, and 3. (12 contact hours/2 days) $300 (early fee). 

Workshop Goals:
The workshops will help participants:
~To develop skills in facilitating sandtray
         play therapy.
~To learn how to organize a sandtray
          therapy center.
~To explore ethical considerations of sandtray         play therapy.
~To develop skills in recording methods for
         sandtray play therapy.
~To identify theoretical issues and
         standards of training.  

DATE: November 6 - November 7, 2017
​            February 26 - February 27, 2018 

Registration Information

Please note: Training size is limited to 10 participants each session. 

To register: please send an email with the session level and date you 
are requesting. I will respond to you with availability, payment
information, and more details about the training.

karen.burke@austin.rr.com



Refunds: Registration fees are refundable (less $50.00 administrative 
fee) if written notice is post-marked no later than 30 days before the
group begins. Refunds require a minimum 6-week processing time. 
Registrants may transfer/sell their enrollment to another qualified person
at any time.

Thank-you for your interest in sandtray!

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DATE: Jan 11-12, 2018
DATE: October 26-27, 2017
            February 8-9, 2017