I am a therapist who utilizes Sandplay in my practice. Over the last 13 years I have predominantly focused on trauma treatment and I am trained in a number of trauma treatment modalities. I completed two post- graduate certificate programs in Trauma Treatment. The first at the University of MD Baltimore School of social work in Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment, the second in Traumatic Stress Studies at The Trauma Center in Boston.
I was introduced to sand trays while attending play therapy training with Eleana Gil, I continued to study the use of sand trays in trauma treatment and began studying sandplay. I completed 140 hours of sand play training with Barbara Turner. I began my own sandplay process in 2011 and continue to see Sally Sugatt, STA teaching member weekly for ongoing in-depth therapy and continued sandplay processes (I completed well over 30 trays by 2014 , and continue to use sandplay in my own development, additionally, I completed 10 trays during my Level I and Level II training with Barbara Turner). I have completed 44 hours of sandplay supervision/consultation with Barbara Turner and an additional 5 or 6 hours of consultation with 2 STA teaching members Maria Chiaia and Lauren Cunningham). I attended the STA national conference in 2014 and completed an additional 24.5 hours in sandplay.
I am also trained and utilize the following therapeutic models: Dan Hughes’ Attachment focused Family Therapy: Basic and Advanced level, EMDR: Level I and Level II, Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy (completed course and 30+ clinical supervision hours with the model developer), Attachment Regulation and Competency (Completed course and 8 months of weekly clinical supervision with Margaret Blaustein, PhD, model co-developer), Trauma Focuse- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Child Interactional Therapy- Trauma Adaptations,
I have recently opened a private practice were I hope to see a diverse range of clients in both age and diagnosis , and am hoping to balance a caseload of about thirty percent trauma cases with a caseload of non-trauma referred clients. I teach yearly on the use of sandplay in trauma processing as a part of the Trauma Center’s year long Traumatic Stress Studies Certification, and occasionally teach day long continuing education courses for the Trauma Center.
I hope to join a community of like minded therapists who have experienced the power of Sandplay in their personal and professional lives.
Registered Sandplay Therapist (RST), Analytical Psychologist (RSAP/IAAP routing candidate), Art therapist, Teacher of psychology, Supervisor. Chief editor of the Almanac for Sandplay Therapy ( http://www.sandplay-jungian.com )
I work as a Jungian analyst at private practice with adults, adolescents and children. Sandplay is fully incorporated in my work and I have them well going together. I teach Psychological Counselling, Art therapy and do group supervision at a Psychological Institute in Moscow. I had my own Sandplay process with Barbara Turner in the US and with Martin Kalff in Switzerland, that I greatly enjoyed, and I do my best, using my professional skills and background to help my clients reach the depths of their souls, being with them together as the ‘a little more knowing’ companion on their journeys to themselves. This is a truly remarkable experience always and analytical work, as well as Sandplay, never stops surprising me. I did supervision in a group with Barbara Turner for nearly 6 years and every case was a miracle. Sandplay pictures may be considered as dreams in analysis and help me understand the client even better sometimes, as when describing the dream verbally, we can miss some important details that may be revealed only when a 3-D picture is built in the tray. Even the client’s work with the sand itself can tell the therapist a lot about early preverbal developmental issues of the person, and that is why I find Sandplay truly remarkable and unique. I am very grateful and hold all of my teachers, therapists and supervisors in my heart, thanking them for their wisdom, insight and compassion.
I am an art and sandplay therapist with Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF), Singapore. I graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a Bachelor (Honours) in Fine Arts and was conferred a Masters in Art Therapy from Goldsmiths, University of London.
My work in CCF is to support children and youths impacted by cancer through art therapy, and conduct weekly open studios at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and National University Hospital, Singapore.
I am interested in sandplay therapy and the use of symbols in expression, especially in my work with children going through medical treatments.
I was first exposed to Sandtray work when I did a course on Expressive Therapy around 2005.
Subsequently, I underwent training for PlayTherapy and was thrilled to experience making my own sand trays and found the work intriguing both personally and also with my children clients.
I have been using Sandplay with my adult clients and incorporating my learning of Play Therapy, I continue to encourage my clients to use my sand trays and figurines for their therapy.
For 4 years now, I have also been encouraged by having sand play work as part of my retreat work with a group of fellow practitioners, facilitated by our dear mentor, Eunice Stagg. We have all personally grown as a result of this regular work, coupled by our own studies of Jung.
Currently I am undergoing an AST Certified Sandplay training with Eunice in the hope that it will take my understanding and use of sand play work.
Joaquin is a graduate in Pedagogy and trained in Gestalt Therapy at The IHPG Institute in México. Afterwards, he trained in Gestalt Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Dr. Violet Oaklander in The United States. Certified as Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist by The International Board of Examiners of Certified Play Therapists (IBECPT) and Play Therapy International (PTI). Joaquin is a full member of The European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT) and awarded with The European Certificate of Psychotherapy (EAP). He has a Masters Degree in Developmental Disorders and Early Intervention by the Santiago de Compostela University. He is a Member of The European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) being his main field of study and professional practice with children who have experienced trauma and emotional distress. He is also the founder and president of The Spanish Association for Play Therapy – Play Therapy Spain where he is the Course Director and Clinical Supervisor.
I am semi-retired and have several books in print that are written, edited, or co-edited by me. I studied with Dora Kalff in the1980’s and have been using Sandplay since that time. I have completed my own personal Sandplay process, some with Frau Kalff, some with Martin Kalff and most with Dr. Genevieve Geer. I have also presented my work in various areas in the US as well as in Canada and Europe. I am a long-term member of the Association for Play Therapy and was President of the New York Branch from 2000 – 2004. I have trained and supervised numerous practitioners.
I am a social worker and my aim is to equip myself with the skill of helping children and adults. They can work through the challenges in their life through a safe and free holding space of the therapist. Sandplay is a model that will help client who cannot speak to find a way of expression.
I have worked in various settings as psychologist for the past 17 years. Previously, I worked in a Counselling centre and family service centre with children, families and individuals. I plan to go back to work with children and individuals providing Sandplay therapy as a medium for personal healing.
I am a Sandplay practitioner and consultant (STR-C) in private practice. I work in a very rural part of Wyoming, USA. My main interest is working with children and combining Sandplay with Experiential Play Therapy. I find it is a lovely combination of treatment modalities which work effectively. Children enjoy both aspects of their play and they are personally invested in the process of healing.
Currently, I am available for personal process and consultation. I continue my Sandplay studies and also participate in Sandplay groups to enhance my skills.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), a Registered Sandplay Therapist with AST and a Certified Clay Therapist.
I have a Diploma in Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling and work with adults, young people and children. I have experience counselling in a hospice, youth agency, secondary, middle and primary schools. I currently work in primary schools, as well as a children’s advocate in Child Protection. I am a volunteer counsellor for a youth agency and am a counsellor in private practice.
I have a special interest in trauma and have completed training in Internal Family Systems Levels 1, 2 and 3.
My focus in the last few years is with working with children and developing my creative therapeutic work. I am very lucky to have discovered Sandplay and completed training with Eunice Stagg in 2016. It has been an exciting journey of growth for me personally and professionally. This deep way of working is transformational and fits very well with my therapeutic approach and other trainings. I am a Certified Clay Therapist following training with Lynn Souter-Andersen.
I am currently working towards my full licensure after graduating from Chadron State University in May 2016. I recently attended Dr. Barbara Turner’s Sandplay I class and have been using Sandplay as a treatment modality with my clients. As I continue to see the effectiveness of Sandplay, I become more excited to seek advanced training.
Having been an accredited Play and Creative Arts Therapist for many years, I saw time after time the power of Sandplay Therapy with my clients. Having qualified as a Registered Sandplay Therapist with the AST, I now work with adults and witness again their growth in coming to know themselves deeply through this powerful and gentle medium.
I work in a beautiful private practice in Borehamwood, Hertfordhire in the UK, an easy commute from Central London. Whilst I have a range of clients I have also supported many therapists who are seeking to develop their practice through their own Sandplay process. This has been an incredible honour.
As a mobile Sandplay Therapist I also work closely with those who are unable to come to my practice. For example, it is a joy to work with enclosed, contemplative communities for whom Sandplay seems to be a natural element to explore soul-centred issues.
I am particularly interested in the link between spirituality and Sandplay and am currently exploring how the practice of mindfulness by the Sandplay Therapist creates a deeper therapeutic relationship and holding through presence. In the future I hope to do my PhD on this topic.
As a University lecturer, I offer support to Sandplay Therapists in how to set up and grow a successful Sandplay Therapy Private Practice training, Therapist self-care days and will soon run a new workshop entitled ‘The Mindful Therapist’.
Anita is a registered Sandplay Therapist and has had many years of experience working with children. Anita truly believes in the effectiveness of this non-verbal form of play therapy as she has been able to observe its positive results across cultures. Her travels have allowed her the opportunity to work with children both in the Caribbean and England where she has been able to observe the positive effect that Sandplay has had on them despite the huge differences in culture. Anita’s moto is that ‘play is the universal language of children’ and it is though play that they are able to communicate most effectively as well as heal. Anita qualified as a Sandplay Practitioner with Play Therapy UK (PTUK) and then further went on to qualify as a Sandplay Therapist with the Association for Sandplay Therapy. She currently runs a private practice as well as visits local primary schools to offer Sandplay Therapy to individuals at school. Recently she has also been supporting therapists with their personal process in Sandplay. Her background in music and fine art also help to shape the therapeutic work that she carries out with her clients.
Having worked in the field of early childhood education (ECE) for over 30 years, I value the importance and significance of the early years in an individual’s development. In the past one year, I have had the privilege of working with children and families from vulnerable /disadvantaged backgrounds. Through this work, I have come to realise that the healthy development of the child’s psyche and socio-emotional well-being is very much affected by the quality of experiences and interactions with his/her parents, peers, teachers etc. In particular, for those who have experienced difficult childhoods and attachments with their parents, there is a need to provide for them a means for inner healing and support.
I hope to be able to use my experience in ECE as well as my training in sandplay therapy to support healthy mental and emotional development of children and adults.
In addition, I aspire to be able to contribute to building the body of knowledge around sandplay therapy through applied research in order to help more people have a better understanding of the value and benefits of sandplay therapy.
I qualified as a Practitioner of Therapeutic Play Skills in January 2012 and in February 2016 as a Certified SandPlay Practitioner. My training was undertaken with the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy and Play Therapy. (APAC /PTUK) I also hold the NNEB qualification which was awarded in 1981. My early career was in a Social Services Day Nursery, then owning and leading a Private Nursery School for 5 years, and for the last 15 years as a Nursery Nurse in an Infant and Nursery School.
In September 2016 I made the decision to concentrate on my Therapeutic and SandPlay work and left my role as a Nursery Nurse. I now work with children between the ages of 4 and 7 years in two Infant Schools for two and half days a week. The work can be challenging as there are serious social and economic problems in the schools catchment area, all of which has an impact on the children and their families I work with.
I continue to be excited by my work and enjoy my regular Continuous Professional Development courses and appreciate the amazing support from my Supervisor Eunice Stagg. Currently I am attending Family Life in the Therapeutic Space, a series of six workshops led by Dr Lynne Souter Anderson and Chris Wise. This summer I will also attend a SandPlay weekend retreat led by Eunice Stagg. My aim this year is also to begin Barbara Turners online course, and hopefully work my way through the further courses on offer.
As well as my part time work I am a wife, mother to our son and daughter and gran to our delightful granddaughters and feel blessed to still have the luxury of spending time with my elderly parents.
I have a compassionate and creative therapeutic style, inspired by working with families, individuals, and youths in educational, hospital and forensic settings for the past decade.
Journeying with each client has ignited my clinical interests in learning difficulties, workplace wellness, trauma, mindfulness, spirituality, and neurobiological perspectives.
Presently, I engage with a diverse repertoire of therapeutic techniques. Sandplay therapy will be a primary or adjunctive therapy for children and adults, in combination with cognitive, behavioural, and experiential approaches, where appropriate. Together with the client, we will discover what is needed and desired.
Sometime in the future, I hope to pursue my research interests in the neurobiological mechanisms, and aspects of mindfulness and narratives of spirituality, in the Sandplay process.
I’m an integrative therapist with 15 years’ counselling experience. My primary training is in the person-centred approach and this remains the bedrock of mu practice. I specialise in counselling young people aged 13-25 and in providing clinical supervision for practitioners working with adolescent clients. Youth counselling has been a focus throughout my career and I have gained extensive experience through working in schools, alternative education and community settings, including “hard to reach” and vulnerable young people affected by substance misuse or suicide. I have enhanced clearance with Access NI and I ensure that my Child Protection awareness is updated yearly.
Having worked for 4 of the largest counselling agencies within Northern Ireland, with adults as well as young people, I have experience of both time-limited and longer term therapeutic processes. I have had the privilege of counselling with people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultural, religious, sexual and gender identities.
I remember the first time I walked into a Sandplay workshop as it if was yesterday. In some ways I was overwhelmed, and couldn’t begin to think how this way of working could help. Yet within minutes I was hooked! So began a journey of self-discovery, which I have built upon over the years. This work is powerful and I recognised very early on that training was essential. I was blessed to complete my training under Eunice Stagg, with whom I have also helped offering workshops in the North East of England. Currently I am assisting her as she delivers Sandplay training in Ely, UK.
As a Bacp Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist and supervisor I have 17 years’ experience of working with many client groups. I love my work, and find it can be so enhanced when clients choose to work in the sand.
I am happy for anyone to see my CV, which evidences advanced training of many kinds, but what I have understood most is that, it is my presence, and how I use that presence that influences the work most. With AST I have found the very best teachers, and I try to use the same qualities of clarity, loving kindness and humility in my own work. This work brings out a real passion in me. It is so often intangible, and hard to get hold off what makes it so powerful, but I am constantly surprised and enchanted in my work, and am happy, indeed honoured, to be alongside anyone who wants to complete their process.
My early background was in drama and puppetry and I trained as a dramatherapist in 1997. Since then I have worked in a variety of primary schools in London, working with children from 4–14 years old. I have been in an educational setting for 16 years, developing my work to include support for adults who work with children including teachers and parents. I have always worked with the arts in creative therapy and over the years I realised my practice had become focused around the sand tray. I also knew how powerful the tray could be and that I needed to do more extensive training. Three years ago, I began working and exploring a Jungian approach. The in-depth study of sand trays and my own personal sandplay therapy convinced me I had discovered a way of working that resonated with me. I am currently working towards registering as a sandplay therapist with the Sandplay Association with the aim of setting up my practice at home. I have since completed part of the requirements needed in order to register next year and I am currently part of a sandplay supervision group, which has given me the opportunity to present my work for discussion. This has been inspiring, as I have learned so much from other people’s practice. I am also a supervisor and incorporate using symbols in the sand to explore the child and the therapist’s process within the supervisory relationship.