Getting Started in
Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S
Friday, Jan 8, 2020 NEXT ONE: TBA
8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (central time)
virtual over Zoom!
*Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this
one-time online event has been approved
by APT for 6.0 CONTACT CE Hours.
This training is designed for the mental health clinician who wants to learn more about Sandtray Therapy and how to incorporate in Play Therapy (or expressive therapies) for clients of all ages, including within group and family play therapy. While this training will be held virtually, we will still include experiential opportunities in the sand, as the best way to learn about Sandtray Therapy is to experience the wonders of expression with images in the sand. As such, participants will need access to at least a small tray of sand and some images. This setting will be a planned smaller group to allow for exploration and interaction. We will use break out rooms as needed for even smaller interaction.
The origins of Sand Therapy, both Sandtray and Sandplay; will be presented, including a comparison of what these “branches of the same tree” have in common as well as how they are different. In addition to theoretical foundation, the neurobiology behind Sandtray will also be highlighted, so that participants can more fully understand, and thus translate to clients and/or parents, why Sandtray “works”. The various options of sand trays will be looked at as well as choices of sands to use in the trays. Participants will be guided in the selection process for miniatures, including symbolism and representation; as well as various ways to organize and display them. Participants will also practice processing sandtrays with clients, as well as review how to document for progress notes. (Specific Learning Objectives are identified below.) For virtual trainings held during COVID-19, we will also include exploring ways to provide sandtray therapy with safety considerations.
This workshop is sponsored by the Tennessee Association for Play Therapy (TNAPT) who is an approved provider of continuing education by the Association for Play Therapy (APT), approved provider no 03-138. AS such, TNAPT maintains responsibility for the program. APT has allowed virtual trainings to count as contact hours under special circumstances during COVID-19, including limiting number of participants, video remaining on for the entire training, and successful completion of a post-test and evaluation. A certificate will be awarded once those conditions are met documenting 6.0 APT-approved contact CE’s. These CEs can be used for others as well such as social workers. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 6.0 CONTACT CE Hours.
Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S will be the presenter for this training. She recently helped co-found the World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals and is on the Board of Directors. As one of the co-founders and then president of TNAPT since its implementation in 1993, Ms. Langley has presented on play therapy regionally and nationally. A play therapist for over twenty-five years, Ms. Langley began utilizing Sandtray as primarily an assessment tool when first practicing, but over the years has come to better understand the significant therapeutic intervention it can be. She has received extended training in Sandtray, as both a model of practice as well as with supervision, from Drs. Linda Homeyer, Eliana Gil, Daniel Sweeney and Theresa Kestly and Sandplay by Dr. Dee Preston-Dillon. She will bring the practicalities of practicing sandtray to this training, as well as help convey the “magic” of sandtray therapy.
Workshop Cost: $90.00 - APT/TNAPT member
$100.00 - Non-member
$85.00 - Full time Graduate Student (w/ ID)
8:45 – 8:50 a.m. Check in / attendance / check connection
8:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Morning session, including break mid-way
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (On your own)
1:00 – 4:15 p.m. Afternoon session, including break mid-way
(*Times noted are Central Standard Time)
If you don not have access to a sandtray and images, please contact Jamie Langley to get a list of needed items for this training. The items listed can be obtained at a local Dollar Tree or other discount store. Any questions or issues before or after the event just send to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call 615-653-3139. Due to the limited seats available for this training, there are no refunds. A person may be sent in your place by notifying Jamie at least the day prior to the training event. Please do not give the Zoom access link to anyone not registered for this training. By registering for this training, you are confirming that you have a graduate mental health degree or are currently in graduate school to earn one.
- Participants will list the history of Sand Therapies, both Sandplay and Sandtray, and describe the differences as well as commonalities between both modalities and demonstrate how they have been incorporated in play therapy as well as other therapies for clients of all ages including adolescent and adult individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy.
- Participants will describe the therapeutic value of Sandtray within individual, group, family and play therapy, highlighting the neurobiology behind Sandtray.
- Participants will compare both directive and non-directive Sandtray session options with clients of all ages in individual, group, family and play therapy.
- Participants will demonstrate the importance of symbolism and metaphor through the Sandtray process in individual, group, family and play therapy.
- Participants will explore guidelines and categories for setting up a sandtray space in the playroom and/or therapy space, a review of sand and tray options as well as miniature/image selections. This will include ways to arrange and categorize images. Special considerations during COVID-19 for safety will be reviewed as well.
- Through personal experience in the sand, participants will be able to describe Sandtray concepts including identification of at least three therapeutic powers of play involved in the Sandtray process within individual, group, family and play therapy.
- Our trainings are sponsored by the Tennessee Association for Play Therapy. TNAPT is an approved provider of continuing education by APT and maintains responsibility for the program. For any information regarding these programs, please contact Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Due to COVID-19 health concerns, these one-time online events have
been approved by APT for CONTACT CE Hours. Please contact Jamie Lynn
Langley with any questions.
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