Welcome

To all of our wonderful members, we are grateful for your ongoing support

To join AST


AST Fundraiser – Sold Dr. Pam Starr’s and Barbara Turner’s collections to raise funds for the Association

Retiring? Consider donating your Sandplay collection to AST for organizational fundraising. It is tax deductible in the US!   For details


2018 International Sandplay Congress

September 2018 – Kruger National Park, South Africa
Join your colleagues from around the world in the life-changing experience of wild animals in one of the world’s largest game preserves
Safari in the morning & Sandplay in the afternoon

Kruger will open its booking to us in October. At this time we will be able to confirm pricing. We always work to keep the costs as low as possible.

Presentation Proposal Form

For information and to book
To pay your registration deposit – It’s not too early!


 The Association for Sandplay Therapy, Inc. is an international professional  non-profit organization dedicated to the training and registration of mental health clinicians as Sandplay Therapists in the tradition of the founder of the Sandplay method, Dora Kalff

 The Association grants the designations . . .

Registered Sandplay Therapist, STR
Registered Sandplay Therapist-Consultant, STR-C
Registered Sandplay Therapist-Consultant Teacher – STR-CT

. . . to mental health clinicians who have completed training sufficient to practice, or to supervise and teach as a Sandplay Therapists. The Association also certifies the core training and materials used by STR-CT members in their teaching.

The Association for Sandplay Therapy is founded on the core principles of Sandplay practice taught by Dora Kalff. These include clarity of mind, heart and action in Sandplay Therapy, with full acknowledgement that it is a great responsibility and an honor to practice Sandplay. In order to bring these qualities to our Sandplay work Association Members recognize that we must live our lives with personal and communal integrity, with kindness, loving compassion, humility, transparency and playfulness.

The Association is overseen by a Council of Mentors who dispatch duties of business and management on behalf of the Association and serve as a body of wisdom to hold and guide the Association.

Council Members
Celia van Wyk
Eunice Stagg
Rose Harriet

Barbara Turner


The Association  for Sandplay Therapy
is pleased to announce the release of
The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy
Routledge, 2017
The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy
The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy – Barbara A. Turner, Editor

About the Book

The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of this therapeutic method, developed to provide a means of helping clients of all ages with mental suffering. The contributors, from a range of therapeutic and cultural backgrounds, demonstrate core theory and practice, and explore the implications of current neuroscientific research.



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There is harmony when we work together

The Jungian Sandplay Therapy Almanac

Journal AnnouncementThe Jungian Sandplay Therapy Almanac – JASTA, is sponsored by the Association for Sandplay Therapy in cooperation with the Moscow Association for Analytical Psychology. It is published simultaneously in Russian and English. AST members are called to submit articles for publication. Please submit to the AST email address in MS Word format, following APA Guidelines. 

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Loving Kindness, Clarity & Humility in the Practice of Sandplay Therapy