MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

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SEE UPCOMING TRAINING SCHEDULE BELOW

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

Friday, September 27, 2019
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
6 APT CE direct contact credit hours
Presenter: Linda E. Homeyer, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
Director, Door of Hope Counseling Center

This all-day training will provide 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 sandtray
therapy to their clinical practices.
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. identify parts of a Session Summary Report specific to sandtray therapy
6. utilize the Self-Assessment Form, to inform growth and efficacy of sessions

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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 credit 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 MINIATURES!
Learning 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 the
therapeutic process

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September 27, 2019
Sandtray Therapy 101: Basics for the Play Therapist or Other Mental Health Professionals

October 18, 2019
Sandtray Therapy 102: Managing the Sandtray Session with Theory in Mind

October 19, SATURDAY
Sandtray Therapy through a Trauma Informed Lens

November 8 & 9 (FRIDAY & SATURDAY, $300)
Expressive Arts: Play Therapy for Tweens, Teens, and Families

January 17, 2020
Play Therapy 101: Building a Strong Foundational

March 6, 2020
Play Therapy 102: Foundation Clinical Theories

May 8, 2020
Play Therapy 103: Managing Play Therapy Sessions

June 5, 2020
Play Therapy 104: Weaving it All Together: Themes & Theories

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