Next Place Therapy Services, LLC, Sabra Starnes, Owner/Senior Therapist

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INPERSON Introduction To Sandtray Therapy For Mental Health Therapists

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for 1 day hands-on workshop onSandtray Therapy! This will be a great learn, and be able to use the skills right away with clients!

Join us for an exciting in-person 6 hour traing where we will delve into the fascinating world of Sandtray Therapy! Discover the power of this therapeutic approach and learn how to apply both non-directive and directive techniques effectively. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, this event is perfect for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in Sandtray Therapy.

A sample sandtray prompt: “Create a Sandtray about feeling loved.”

This is a direct approach to offering clients doing sand tray by the clinician asking the client to create something directly. It’s only an ask if the client doesn’t have to do the prompt, but it’s a way of helping a client to process something directly.

This 6 hour training will introduce you to the world of Sandtray play Therapy! It will be an interactive training , and you will have opportunities to interact with the presenter and other participants. This will make for an enjoyable hands on training.

Sandtray therapy is a powerful technique that can be used with children, teens and adults, families, and couples in play therapy sessions. Using a directive or non-directive approach, it is a fun tool to incorporate into play therapy sessions. We will discuss how to create physical and virtual sandtrays.

Learn ways to weave in the therapeutic powers of play therapy into a session using sandtray play therapy.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the origin and history of Sandtray therapy and how it relates to play therapy.
2. Review the difference between sandtray and sandplay therapy, two distinct sandtray work approaches.
3. Identify the therapeutic value of sandtray, as a powerful technique to incorporate into sessions with clients in play therapy sessions.
4. Discuss the process for creating a physical and virtual sandtray in play therapy sessions.
5. Create virtual sandtrays to support clients in play therapy sessions.
6. Understand how to organize miniatures in the play therapy session.

The training includes

Sandtray kit with sandtray, sand and figures that you get to keep

hands on learnin

breaks and snacks

1 hour lunch break


APT Contact Hours

Location: 1300 Mercantile Ln suite 100 E Largo, Maryland 20774

About the trainers:


1300 Mercantile Ln suite 100 E
1300 Mercantile Lane, Suite E
Largo, MD 20774 United States


Sabra Starnes, LICSW,LCSW-C, RPT-S, M.Ed
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