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Certificate in Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work (PE0608)


Certificate in Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work with Children, Adolescents & Adults
AUGUST 11 - 15 PERTH 5 days Wollaston Conference Centre, Mt Claremont $1,195
Workshop One:  Foundation Skills
This course teaches you to use Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work exercises, along with Dreamwork, active imagination and creating stories in counselling with children.
Sandplay forms a bridge between verbal therapy and the expressive therapies, combining elements of each. Sandplay allows the deeper aspects of the psyche to be worked with naturally and in safety, and is highly effective in reducing the emotional causes behind difficult behaviours. With an extensive research and literature base, Sandplay is a powerful therapeutic method for use by established professionals. It has been used with children, adolescents and adults, in schools, hospitals, welfare agencies and private therapy practices. This is the most extensive training in Sandplay therapy available in Australia. Fifteen days over four workshops.
  • WORKSHOP ONE - Five days
  • Introduction to Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work - practical experience, history and theory
  • Review of research and relevant literature
  • Role-play techniques to support integration
  • The use of drawing in counselling
  • Input on sandplay equipment
  • Contra-indications for use of symbolic work and role-play
  • Creating mythological stories for self-understanding
  • Illustrated case studies


WORKSHOP 2  Advanced Skills, Psychological Frameworks  - 4 days


            • Psychological mechanisms activated by sandplay

            • Concepts from Jungian Psychology supporting sandplay

            • Use of mandala artwork for integration

            • Interpretation of spatial arrangements in the tray

            • Categories of tray types

            • Early research of the pioneers

            • Dr Lowenfeld’s theoretical framework

            • Skills practice and case illustrations


WORKSHOP 3 Research, Theory & Development of Practice - 3 days


          • Use of sandplay with special client populations

            • Use of Symbol Work in group programs

            • Review of Dora Kalff’s theoretical framework

            • Indications for analysis of sandpictures

            • Working with dreams in the sandtray

            • Co-transference in the sandplay session

            • Refinement of facilitation skills


WORKSHOP 4 Transpersonal Aspects, Supervision   - 3 days


          • Case presentations by students

            • Group supervision

            • Beyond the Shadow – completion trays

            • Skills development

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