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 have been working therapeutically with children, adolescents and adults for over 12 years. I am a play and creative arts therapist and have done some specialist training in clay therapy and am now continuing my journey through training in sandplay therapy. In practice I have mainly worked with children and adolescents with a wide variety of needs, I also work creatively with adults.
I work as a clinical supervisor and a trainer. My main interest is in trauma and the impact of trauma on children and families and how this can be worked with, I believe that sandplay is a profound way of working with amazing results.
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.
Elaine’s focus is on helping children through sandplay and play therapy. This is in addition
to her working with adolescents, families and social service practitioners, over 20 years, in
the social service sector and government agencies.
Elaine believes in the inner ability of each child to heal, grow and thrive. She feels
privileged as an enabler to unearth the treasures within, through play therapy. She has the
gift to see beyond the behavioral challenges, learning difficulties and poor self-regulation in
Elaine has conducted individual and group work for children with grief and loss issues, and
worked with abused and neglected children and their parents.
While working with children from children’s homes and the foster care system, Elaine
found that the most effective means of engaging families in chronic and intense pain was
to work intensively and creatively with the child using a combination of family therapy, sandplay and play therapy approaches.
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.
Jorge, MA, STR, LMFT, is an analyst member with the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California as well a teacher and supervisor. Jorge is also member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). He is a registered Sandplay Therapist with The Association for Sandplay. Jorge is a core faculty professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute and maintains a private practice in Ventura, California. Jorge has published a chapter entitled, “Image and Experience in Multicultural Training and Supervision,” in Culturally Sensitive Supervision and Training. Routledge (2016). As well as a chapter entitled, “Growing up with Andrew: a young boy’s discovery of Self in Sandplay,” in The Routledge in International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy. Routledge (2017) His most recent publication can be found in the STA Sandplay Journal entitled, “The Veterano in Sandplay Therapy, Vol. 27, #1, 2018. Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am an Accredited Play Therapist that realized very quickly the power of Sandplay Therapy for not only my clients but also on my personal journey.
I have completed the teaching part of the Certified Sandplay course with Eunice Stagg (AST) and so and now embarking on utilizing the skills learnt to gain my full registration
I work with adults and children in my private practice and as a mobile therapist going into a variety of settings
If this type of therapy interests, you please feel free to contact me to explore further your needs and see if we could work together.
I have spent the last seven years working in a variety of settings including schools, children’s centres and nurseries both in the voluntary and private sectors. During this time I gained a keen interest in the person, social and emotional development of the children and decided to pursue play therapy training. This led me to working therapeutically with children in schools who were displaying social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
I noticed how time after time the children were drawn to the sand and I felt compelled to learn more about this wonderful vehicle of self-expression.
As a result my sand play journey began in Ely with the very knowledgeable, yet humble. Eunice Stagg.
I have learned how powerful, magical and scared sand play really is and how it has the potential to transform people’s lives.
Currently I am working therapeutically with young children in a local primary school, predominately using sand play. It is an absolute privilege to bear witness to their individual journeys.
It is my wish to continue to provide this therapeutic tool to children and young adults who need it in the future.
I am a Drama Therapist and received my Masters in Drama Therapy from New York University. I also have a certificate in Creative Arts Therapy from The New School University. I became interested in Sandplay Therapy while a student at NYU. One of our required courses is a Projective Techniques class in which Sandplay was one of the techniques introduced to us.
I have worked with various populations including: children who have witnessed domestic violence and adults with chronic mental illness. Currently, I am working at an elementary school with children who have behavioral issues utilizing Drama Therapy and Sandplay Therapy.
I have been training in and studying Sandplay Therapy since 2009. In addition, I have taken 44 hours of Dr. Barbara Turner’s online courses. Currently, I am participating in Dr. Turner’s group supervision and have completed 14 hours.
Sandplay Therapy is a fascinating and effective modality. I have used it with all of the populations that I have worked with. It gives a voice to those who have difficulty expressing themselves. It is a self-healing process that gives the client the power to heal themselves with the therapist as the “holder of the space,” supporter, and guide. I am looking forward to continuing my studies.