The Symbolic Integration of Sandtray & Play Therapy
Using a Professional Perspective

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In this workshop, participants have numerous opportunities to develop specific skills in working with the language of sandtray and play therapy. Therapists use exercises to learn when and how to translate play language into verbal language. Symbolism, Archetypes, and Cultural Influences will be the main focus as we explore the language of play therapy. 

Prerequisites: Levels 1 and 2.  
(12 contact hours/2 days) 

Learning Objectives

  1. Apply therapeutic skills in facilitating sandtray in play therapy sessions. 

  2. Apply different theoretical perspectives in the sandtray and play therapy process.

  3. Identify archetypes to be considered in play therapy and sandtray.

  4. Discuss Benedict's Play Themes as they relate to the work of play therapy and sandtray.

  5. Discuss the potential influence of play therapy and sandtray on epigenetic expression.

  6. Describe potential barriers to adult play processes in sandtray therapy play therapy.

  7. Identify and practice advance processing and reflecting skills