You have questions, I have answers.
Below are some of the most asked questions about training with the Southern Sandtray Institute. If you have any questions or would like further information, don’t hesitate to reach out with the get in touch page.
To be certified, you must enroll and complete the 4 levels of the Registered Integrative Sandtray Therapist (RIST) program. Registration occurs each year in February. All information about enrollment and dates will be sent out via email so make sure you are on my list.
No, I only certify those who train with me live. When I put the stamp of certified on a person, I want to ensure that that person knows what they are doing. Only through live trainings can I ensure this as much as possible.
Yes- I opened The Sandtray Suite in May of 2016 and have therapists from all over the world who are enrolled and learning. To learn more about how you can get trained online click HERE.
You only have to travel twice- once in the spring and then again in the fall. You will be training for 4 days (Wed-Thursday and then Saturday-Sunday). You will be with your group throughout the entire training and I usually have lots of extras planned for my RIST folks.
Currently, the price is a one time payment of $3000 or 10 monthly installments of $350. After my next cohort, the price will likely go up.
In addition to the 50 CE hours you receive for certification, you also will receive 15 hours of weekly online case consultation to further hone and receive feedback about your clients.
Yes, the 50 CE hours will qualify for your RPT credential.
All of the live trainings are located at my training center in Jonesboro, AR. If you are flying in for the training, it’s best to fly into the Memphis airport and rent a car. More about that HERE.
Each group/cohort has 12 members.
I’ve found over the past several years that it attendees feel safest and get the most out of sandtray trainings if they are with the same group throughout the certification. The best way to ensure this happens is to have open enrollment for everyone at the same time.
Yes, I regularly train with PESI and do train for others at times. However, most of these classes do not count towards the certification. Almost always the classes for certification are held at my training center in Arkansas.
The RIST program is a one-of-a-kind program. I have often heard from past participants that they came for the training but was able to leave transformed and renewed. Not only to you get 50 hours of training as well as online case consultation, I give you lots of bonuses from wooden sandtrays to sandtray marketing material. Want to know what else you receive? It’s all listed HERE.
When I open registration in February, you make your first payment and you are in. To get advance enrollment, you can join the Sandtray Suite- those in the Sandtray Suite will be eligible to enroll before I open it up to anyone else. Make sure you have signed up and white-listed my emails so you get all of the important info as it occurs.
Not only will you get the ability to market yourself as a certified sandtray therapist, you will experience the life-changing power of sandtray therapy all within the close connection of a small group of a like-minded peers. Previous members tell me this personal healing and connection is as valuable or more than the actual training.