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

Important COVID 19 Update:
At this time, training will be open
only to those who are fully vaccinated. Documentation will be required. Trainings are held in my home and I have a young child who is not able to be vaccinated yet. Thank you for your understanding. 

Please review the levels listed below before registering. 

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.

You will be asked to send a copy of ID plus documentation of your Covid-19 vaccine. (new)


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 participants. (new)

If you are a member of Texas SandTray Association (TSTA), you are entitled to a $25 discount.

My Venmo info is @Karen-Burke-29 if you would like to pay this way. Just choose "offline payment" at check out.

Most trainings run from 9:00am - 3:30pm, with a 30 minute lunch break.


Basic Tools & Methods for Experiencing Sandtray in Play Therapy

July 12 - July 13, 2021 (registration closed)


Advanced Clinical Skills


Aug 2 - Aug 3, 2021 (registration closed)




Exploring the Adult Experience in Sandtray Play Therapy

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The Processing of Grief, Utilizing Sandtray  Play Therapy



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

July 19 - July 20, 2021 (registration closed)


The Unique Process of Group Sandtray
& Play Therapy



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

July 26 - July 27, 2021 (registration closed)


The Work of Children & Adolescents in Sandtray & Play Therapy



The Use of Sandtray Play Therapy in Identifying and Processing Trauma

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