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2018 International Sandplay Congress
Treasures in the Darkness

Our recent Congress was a tremendous success! There were many very fine presentations, which we will be posting for viewing on our site as webinars.

Thank-you so much to everyone in AST who helped to make the 2018 Congress so wonderful

African Wild Dogs – We were thrilled to see a large pack of wild dogs and a frolicking bunch of pups, as they have been in danger of extinction



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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

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
Daniela Marinescu

There is harmony when we work together



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