Expressive Therapies Australia - Expressive Therapies


Venue for courses: Malanda Wellbeing Centre
For detailed flyers for Far North Qld
Contact Keran Thomas - Ph: 0475 618 756

2024 INTAKE in MALANDA NORTH QLD: Starts January 2024

Certificate in Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work

with children, adolescents & adults

Four x three full day, in-person training modules


Trainer: Keran Thomas


Course Created by Dr. Mark Pearson and Dr. Helen Wilson - Directors of Expressive Therapies Australia. 


Offered in conjunction with Birdwing Therapies, Malanda.


This comprehensive professional development program is for Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Speech Therapists, Guidance Officers, and Counsellors.


Applications are now open for interested professionals to join us!

The program commences Saturday 13  15 January 2024 within a closed group of trainees in a safe, warm, and nurturing space for individual and peer-based reflections, theoretical and historical contexts, case reviews, hands on and experiential learning.


Fees are $875 per module, payable on invoice to secure your place. Fees include tuition, manuals, morning, and afternoon teas.

Lunch breaks are 12.30 1.30 BYO or eat out.


Email: to apply and secure your place in the once-a-year Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work program in Far North Qld.


Applications close on 1st of December 2023!


WORKSHOP ONE:  13 - 15 January 2024

Introduction to Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work


WORKSHOP TWO:  16 - 18 March 2024

Skills Two - From Theory to Practice   


WORKSHOP THREE: 18 - 20 May 2024

Symbolic Expression, Dreams & Research   


WORKSHOP FOUR: 20 - 22 July 2024

Transpersonal Contexts, Supervision  


Keran is a Social Worker, Sandplay Therapist, Expressive Therapist, Family Therapist and Equine Assisted Psychotherapist. She is a Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.


A range of one-day trainings are available for agencies to request. See the Birdwing website: 


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