Sandtray Training

with Karen R. Burke, LPC-S, RPT-S, CCST-T

Welcome to Austin Sandtray Training!

This is a unique type of training. We will be learning in an experiential focused environment where we really dive into the power of sandtray therapy. Be prepared to transform professionally as well as personally. 

I received training from Dr. Theresa Kestly, at the NM Sandtray Training Institute.  She trained with Donna Hanna-Chase. It is important that you know who your trainer studied with, so that you can assess the quality of training you are investing in.

            Sandtray Therapy Unlocks Austin's Inner Child
            Playing in the sand and creating a world
            BY ANNAMARYA SCACCIA, FRI., JULY 29, 2016

Please review the levels listed below before registering. 

Important COVID 19 Update

Due to the current pandemic, trainings are being taught via Zoom. TSTA has determined that Levels 1-4 should remain in person and are therefore delayed. All other levels will be held virtually. I am looking forward to seeing everyone sooner than later!

Except for Level One, most levels have a prerequisite. Please do not assume you are exempt from prerequisites. Please do not register for a session unless you are sure you have met the prerequisite requirement. Please make sure you understand the refund policy before registering.


Refund Policy: a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee, will be issued if a request is made in writing (email), at least one week prior to the training session. 

Training size is limited to 6-8 participants each session. 

If you are a member of Texas SandTray Association (TSTA), then you are eligible for a $25.00 discount off of your training fee!


Basic Tools & Methods for Experiencing Sandtray in Play Therapy

Jan 9-10  (session is now full)

March 5-6 (session is now full)


Advanced Clinical Skills


Feb 20-21, 2020 (session is full)

April 23-24, 2020 (session cancelled due to COVID)


Exploring the Adult Experience in Sandtray Play Therapy

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The Processing of Grief, Utilizing Sandtray  Play Therapy

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Basic Clinical Skills & Theory in Witnessing Sandtray work in Play Therapy

Jan 23-34, 2020 (session is full)

 March 26-27, 2020 (session cancelled due to COVID)


The Unique Process of Group Sandtray
& Play Therapy

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Utilizing Sandtray Play Therapy with
Families & Couples

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Train the Trainer Sandtray Style!

August 13, 2020 (THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL)


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

Feb 6-7, 2020 (session full)

April 2-3, 2020 (session cancelled due to COVID)


The Work of Children & Adolescents in Sandtray & Play Therapy

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The Use of Sandtray Play Therapy in Identifying and Processing Trauma

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