Dec 10, 2011

2012 Certificate in Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work with Children, Adolescents and Adults

2012 Certificate in
Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work
with Children, Adolescents and Adults

For Counsellors, Guidance Officers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Welfare Workers,
and Chaplains

12 days – 4 x 3-day training workshops, over 6 months

Sandplay Therapy is a hands-on, expressive counselling and psychotherapy modality that has been in use for over eighty years. Sandplay forms a bridge between verbal therapy and the expressive therapies, combining elements of each. Sandplay allows the deeper aspects of the psyche to be worked with naturally and in safety, and is highly effective in reducing the emotional causes behind difficult behaviours.

With an extensive research and literature base, Sandplay is a powerful therapeutic method for use by established professionals. It has been used with children, adolescents and adults, in schools, hospitals, welfare agencies and private therapy practices.

This course provides a thorough training, with extensive practical experience and supervision in the Expressive Therapies approach to Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work. The method of Sandplay that will be introduced was developed by Dora Kalff in the late 1950s, from Dr Margaret Lowenfeld’s play therapy. Kalff, a colleague of the famous Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, created sandplay based on Analytic Psychology. Sandplay is now taught and practised around the world, supported by the International Society for Sandplay Therapy. Many school counsellors, psychologists and therapists around Australia have now trained with the Institute in the Expressive Therapies style of Sandplay, and find it a highly effective way to work, with many benefits for client and counsellor alike.

Trainer for Victoria: Jo Ablett  0417078792