Introduction to Using Sand, Sandtray, and Miniatures in Play Therapy

February 17, 2023. 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Date/ Time:

February 17, 2023

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time

6:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Online- Live Webinar

Description: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:

  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.

Your Instructor

Julie Nash, Ph.D., RPT-S
Julie Nash, Ph.D., RPT-S

Dr. Julie Nash is a licensed clinical psychologist and registered play therapist-supervisor. Dr. Nash is the owner of Riverside Psychological Associates, LLC in Centerbrook, CT where she provides individual and family therapy sessions for people across the age range, and provides continuing education trainings in play therapy. She is the President of the New England Association for Play Therapy and involved with the Association for Play Therapy at the national level.

CE Information:

This Live Webinar meets APT's definition of a Live Webinar, with 4 CE Live Webinar Non-Contact hours. The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

APT Primary Area: Play Therapy Special Topics

Please Note: The CE certificate will be awarded within 3 business days to those who attend the entire webinar, complete a multiple choice test, and fill out course evaluations. No partial credit will be given. Play Therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

In order to be eligible to receive Live Webinar Non-contact hours, participants must keep their cameras on throughout the webinar. Please contact us with any questions.

For general information, special needs, or grievances, please contactt us at [email protected]. You will receive a response within 24 hours

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