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Schedule of Our Sandplay Events and Training

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Upcoming Sand Dialogues in 2020

2020 Theme: Sandplay with Differing Populations

Details of 2020 Dialogues to follow

2019 Sand Dialogues and Events

Saturday, January 24, 2019

1-4 PM

The Trickster in Myth and Sandplay
 

PRESENTED BY:
Anita La Cour, Ph.D., SP

Saturday, April 17, 2019

9:00-4:00

La Llorona Weeps: Traumatic Grief, Sandplay and Neural Integration.
 

PRESENTED BY:
Lorraine Freedle, Ph.D., CST-T.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

2:00-5:00

HE(ART) in Hand: Creating Symbols for Sandplay

PRESENTED BY:
Luanne Lee, CST-T, LPCC & Sahnta DiCesare-Pannutti, LMST, LPAT

Saturday, September 7, 2019

1-4 PM

Three World Mythology
 

PRESENTED BY:
Inessa Mil’Berg, LPCC

Saturday, November 2, 2019

1-4 PM

The Symbol of "La Catrina" in Sandplay
 

PRESENTED BY:
Gabriela Miller, LMFT
Linda Nelson, LCSW, CST-T

2018 SAND DIALOGUES

SAND DIALOGUE I

Saturday, January 27, 2018

1-4 PM

Mystery and Healing in Sandplay
 

PRESENTED BY:
Linda A Nelson, CST-T and Bonnie Miller, LPCC

A short member meeting will be held after the presentation.

SAND DIALOGUE II

SATURDAY, April 28, 2017

1-4 PM

Wolf as Archetype:
The Many Faces of the Wolf in Sandplay

PRESENTED BY:
Anita La Cour, PhD, SP

SAND DIALOGUE III

Saturday, June 23, 2018

1-4 pm

HE(ART) in Hand:
Creating Symbols for Sandplay

PRESENTED BY:
Luanne Lee, CST
Sahnta DiCesare-Pannutti, LPAT

SAND DIALOGUE IV

Saturday, August 18, 2018

1-4 PM

The Mysterious Owl:
Folklore, Myths, Misconceptions, Archetype
 

PRESENTED BY:
Bonnie Miller, LPCC

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

The New Mexico Sandplay Society (NMSS) is a professional organization whose purpose is to promote education, training and research in Sandplay therapy as established by Dora Kalff, meeting guidelines set by Sandplay Therapists of America and the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (STA/ISST).

Sandplay is a therapeutic modality which must be experienced, not just studied. As such, the foundation of becoming a Sandplay therapist is completing one’s personal Sandplay with an ISST member (CST and CST-T). {Please note that people interested in doing a Sandplay process for their own personal growth and transformation, but who do not want to become Sandplay therapists, can do their process with qualified Sandplay therapists who are not CSTs or CST-Ts.}

Other educational and training requirements for those therapists interested in pursuing certification include training with a CST-T in the theory and practice of Sandplay, completion of theoretical papers, supervision with a CST-T, and ISST acceptance of a Sandplay case study. The three levels of STA/ISST membership which involve an application process are Sandplay Practitioner (SP), Certified Sandplay Therapist (CST), and Certified Sandplay Therapist – Teacher (CST-T).

NMSS sponsors quarterly Sand Dialogues, workshops and trainings which are supported by the New Mexico Sandplay Training Center (NMSTC) who provide CEUs which are accepted by the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board and the New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners, and which also meet the training criteria established by STA. A CST-T is present at all NMSS Sand Dialogues, trainings and workshops which offer both CEUs and Sandplay credit.

There is a growing body of literature on Sandplay written by Sandplay therapists.

OTHER CONSULTATION AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Sandplay Training Center (NMSTC), a separate entity from NMSS, also offers ongoing training in Sandplay, individual and group consultations, and Sandplay process to therapists interested in meeting the requirements for becoming a Sandplay Practitioner, Certified Sandplay Therapist, and/or Certified Sandplay Therapist-Teacher. For more information, please contact the New Mexico Sandplay Training Center.

nmsandplaytraining@gmail.com

Listed below are names and contact information for teaching members from throughout the US who are available for online individual and group consultation. Those marked with an * will be in NM during the year and will be available for face to face consultation and training. Please contact teaching members for details about their availability and fees.

If you have questions about training or suggestions for training on specific topics, please contact nmsandplaytraining@gmail.com.

David Capitolo*

dcapitolo@sbcglobal.net

Olivia Heathcote*

oliviadh@gmail.com

Jill Kaplan

kjillkaplan@gmail.com

Sally Sugatt

ssugatt@comcast.net

Lorraine Freedle*

lrfreedle@gmail.com

Roz Heiko

info@drheiko.com

National Sandplay Opportunities

STA Assemblies: The biannual STA sponsored Assembly provides opportunities for those wishing to complete training requirements or to learn more about Sandplay therapy.

 

The next STA Assembly on Sandplay and the Body will be held May 17-19, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN

www.sta@sandplay.org

 

The next International Sandplay (ISST) Congress will be September 2019 in Berlin.

www.isst-society.com

Links

Buddha with fire

Sandplay Therapists of America

Sandplay Therapists of America

International Society for Sandplay Therapy

International Sandplay Society

Colorado Sandplay Association

CSTA

Northern California Regional Sandplay Society

NCRSS

Texas Sandplay Society

Texas Sandplay Society

 

American Art Therapy Association
New Mexico Art Therapy Association