Embodied Sandtray: Applying Gestalt principles to the sand

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Embodied Sandtray: Applying Gestalt Principles to the Sand

Workshop info (Live in-person):

May 9-11, 2024
9:00 am- 4:30 pm each day (18 APT CEs); $450

Description of Workshop:

Gestalt play therapy (GPT) is a humanistic therapy characterized by experiential and here-and-now processing through a relational framework. Despite its recognition as a seminal theory by the Association of Play Therapy, the foundational principles remain a mystery to many. In this three-day, highly experiential workshop, attendees will learn the theoretical principles of Gestalt theory and how to integrate GPT with sandtray therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify foundational sandtray principles 
  2. Compare Gestalt Play Therapy (GPT) sandtray to other sandtray models
  3. Describe how sandtray facilitates integration from a GPT perspective
  4. Discuss the importance of presence and the I-Thou relationship in facilitating sandtray play therapy sessions
  5. Explain the role of contact in GPT and the indicators of contact disturbances
  6. Explain the function of the cycle of awareness in GPT as it relates to sandtray 
  7. Describe and experience methods of processing sandtray unique to GPT
  8. Identify strategies to explore and integrate “parts” that commonly emerge in play therapy sessions

Schedule of Events (each day):

9:00-10:30 Content 
10:30 to 10:45 Break
10:45 to 12:15 Content
12:15 to 1:15 lunch
1:15 to 2:45 Experiential 
2:45 to 3:00 Break
3:00 to 4:30 Experiential 


Renee Turner, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation requests must occur at least 14 days before the training event for a full refund, minus a $25 administration fee. Cancellation requests with less than 14 days notice will not be honored. 100% attendance is required to earn CE credit. 

Grievance Policy:

Dr. Renee Turner adheres to all legal and ethical responsibilities and is committed to non-discriminatory practices. While every attempt is made to anticipate and resolve problems, complaints may still arise. Complaints about the speaker, educational material presented, or training facilities should be addressed with Dr. Renee Turner, who will attempt to resolve the matter as quickly and efficiently as possible.



May 9th, 2024 9:00 AM to May 11th, 2024 4:30 PM
8627 Cinnamon Creek Dr, Ste 701
San Antonio, TX 78240
United States
Event Fee(s)
Regular registration $450.00

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