Training

Sandtray Therapy 101: Basics for Play Therapists and Other Mental Health Professionals

 Friday, September 28, 2018

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

6 APT CE direct contact continuing education hours*

Presenter: Linda E. Homeyer, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S

Director, Door of Hope Counseling Center

This all-day training will provide the participant information on how to set-up a sandtray therapy room.  It will also cover the historical context for sandtray therapy; how to integrate sandtray into the play therapist’s therapeutic milieu and play therapy/counseling theory; the brain’s response to, and use of, work in the sand tray. We will cover understanding the underlying principles of selecting the materials needed to set-up a sandtray therapy room, including rationale of categories of sandtray miniature figures, variety of sizes and shapes of sand trays, managing the use of water, etc. Also discussed will be a protocol for a sandtray session and use of a session documentation form. Several activities will be built into the day to provide the critical component of any experiential therapy training: the clinician’s actual experience of activities they will use with their clients so they will know how it feels for the client to use the media.

This training is also useful for those mental health professionals who want to add this form of play therapy to their therapy practices for all age clients.

PLEASE BRING 10-15 MINIATURE FIGURES!

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the day, participants will:

  1. be able to set the development of sandtray within the context of the play therapy movement
  2. identify how to set-up a clinical space, both materials and therapeutically
  3. list categories of miniature figures and discuss issues regarding selection
  4. be able to identify how the brain interacts/responds to the use of sand tray
  5. complete a Session Summary Report specific to sandtray therapy
  6. utilize the Self-Assessment Form, to inform growth and efficacy of sessions

*Homeyer & Associates is co-sponsoring this training; APT Approved Provider 98-041. Door of Hope has approved provider applications pending with TX LPC and TX SW.

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Sandtray Therapy 102: Processing Sandtrays

A Play Therapist’s Adventure

Friday, November 2, 2018

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

6 APT CE direct contact continuing education hours*

Presenter: Linda E. Homeyer, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S

Director, Door of Hope Counseling Center

Need more insight into how to process the sand tray with your play therapy clients of all ages? This is the workshop for you! This interactive training day will provide guidelines for use with a variety of counseling approaches, but more importantly experience in how to process the completed sand tray with the client. Examples of children and adults work in the sand tray including pictures of trays. Participants will explore the work they are currently doing and how they might enrich it for their clients and progress in therapy to reach treatment goals.

PLEASE BRING 10-15 MINIATURE FIGURES!

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the day, participants will:

  1. learn two new techniques to process/discuss a completed sand tray with a client
  2. be able to discuss how to process a sand tray from at least one additional play therapy/counseling theory
  3. learn of parallel process in the sand tray and within the play therapy sessions (i.e. ‘shifts’, themes, play disruptions, etc.)
  4. identify how the tray assists in ‘containing’’ the client’s work
  5. explore the differences between trays constructed by clinical and non-clinical individuals
  6. practice in developing prompts for the client to facilitate movement in th therapeutic process

LIMITED TO 20 participants. Participants must have attended a Sandtray Therapy 101 or other basic sandtray training; or, be using sandtray therapy.

*Homeyer & Associates is co-sponsoring this training; APT Approved Provider 98-041. Door of Hope has approved provider applications pending with TX LPC and TX SW.

REGISTER HERE