Mission Statement

The mission of Sandplay Therapists of America®(STA) is to train, support, and promote professional development in sandplay in the tradition of Dora Kalff as based on the theories of C.G. Jung.

Founding Members of Sandplay Therapists of America

February 28, 1987

Kate Amatruda, Linda Elaine Bath, Kay Bradway,* Lucia Chambers, Lauren Cunningham, Harriet Friedman, Chonita Larsen,* Susan Macnofsky, Mary Jane Markell,* Estelle Weinrib,* Barbara Weller

Presidents of Sandplay Therapists of America

1987 – 1991 Estelle Weinrib*
1991 – 1996 Council: Linda Elaine Bath, Kay Bradway,* Lucia Chambers, Lauren Cunningham, Mary Jane Markell,* Estelle Weinrib,* Barbara Weller; Lois Gradwell; Harriet Friedman; Holly Johnson
1996 – 1998  Harriet Friedman
1998 – 2001  Gretchen Hegeman
2002 – 2003  Judy Zappacosta
2004 – 2005  Maria Ellen Chiaia
2006 – 2007  Daniel Nelson
2008 – 2009  Rie Rogers Mitchell
2010 – 2011  Regina Driscoll
2012 – 2013  Audrey Punnett
2014 – 2015  Janet Tatum

STA Board of Trustees 2016

Elected Board Members:

Lucia Chambers
David Dermott
Antoinette Eimers, Treasurer
Lorraine Freedle
Olivia Heathcote, Education Chair
Jill Kaplan, President
Jackie Kelley, Admissions Chair
Steve Olmsted, Secretary
Sally Sugatt, Vice President
Janet Tatum, Past President

Ex Officio Members:

ISST Representatives – Betty Jackson, Audrey Punnett
Journal Editor –
Joyce Camuyrano Cunningham

Emeritus Board Members:

Lauren Cunningham
Harriet Friedman
Gretchen Hegeman
Rie Rogers Mitchell
Judy Zappacosta

Diversity Statement

Sandplay Therapists of America (STA) encourages and supports the cultural, racial, gender, sexual orientation and economic diversity of our community.  Sandplay Therapists of America particularly encourages people of color to attend our programs.  Scholarships are available upon request.