Course Description and Learning Objectives


There are many ways to utilize sand in play therapy including traditional individual sandtrays, family and group trays, using miniatures without sand, and using sand in a school play therapy setting. In this training, participants will learn about the history of sandtray in play therapy as well as many modifications of the original work that are prevalent today. As we discuss how to integrate sand into play therapy, participants will be introduced to a model for introducing the sand, processing the session, and utilizing metaphors. These concepts will be presented from the view of various theoretical orientations. We will also discuss optimal collections of miniatures, set up, and storage of equipment, as well as ways to make these work within multiple budgets and settings.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least 4 ways to incorporate sand into play therapy. 
  2. Discuss the primary stages of sandtray work in play therapy and how to adapt as needed. 
  3. Identify the primary miniatures suggested for sandtray in play therapy and why these are important to a collection of miniatures.  

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