Advanced Clinical Skills
This workshop includes discussion of advanced professional considerations related to the neurobiology, somatic processing, authenticity, 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, & 3 Prerequisites: Levels 1, 2, and 3.
(12 contact hours/2 days)
The workshops will help participants:
Identify necessary elements in providing effective, high quality environments for sandtray and play therapy.
Discuss the neurobiological processes related to sandtray and play therapy.
Identify and discuss the role authenticity plays in accomplishing positive therapeutic outcomes.
Describe observable somatic indicators of fight, flight, & freeze during sandtray and play therapy sessions.
Discuss and explore 6 ethical principles of play therapy.
Identify how to apply APT best practices to sandtray and play therapy sessions.