This class is a two-day advanced class for those seeking further training in sandtray methods used in play therapy. Nondirective play therapy methods will be discussed as well as how the sandtray is used with small children or non-verbal children. Participants are encouraged to bring favorite miniatures as well as a journal. Sand trays will be provided.
Based on the content of this workshop, I am able to
1. Learn the history of play therapy with a focus on non-directive play therapy
2. Understand the research and evidenced based practices of nondirective play therapy
3. Review several videos of non-directive play therapy techniques
4. Provide demonstration of nondirective work in the sandtray and play therapy by instructor
5. Practice play-based techniques in the sandtray from both the client and therapist’s perspective.
6. Review and further learn how these play-based techniques can be used in the sandtray
1. Further review the brain informed methods of why play and sandtray therapy is not “just playing in the sand”
2. Case studies from instructor and participants regarding the use of play therapy techniques in the sand
3. Provide practice time with using play based techniques for participants, such as understanding without questions
4. Allow participants to work within the model as both the therapist and client
5. Provide feedback to participants about strengths/areas of improvement within processing of sandtray
6. Learn how and when to interpret work of the child in the play room and sandtray
7. Discuss how to incorporate the research of play therapy and brain research into working with small children
Participants earn 12 CE’s (APT Provider #13-342 and ACEP #6650).
This class can only be taken as part of the RIST program or as an advanced class for those who have completed the RIST certificaton.