Sponsored by Sandplay Therapists of America

When we succeed with this work of bringing about an inner harmony which defines a personality, we can talk of grace – Dora M. Kalff

The Sandplay Therapists of America is pleased to announce the next training course of the Sandplay Therapy Institute, beginning in September, 2017. This is the first permanent institute for the study of sandplay in the United States. Affordability is a key priority. Students say that this unique, successive training program brings an impressive deepening in the understanding of Kalffian sandplay.

The purpose of this institute is to promote the study of sandplay as developed by Dora Kalff. Our goal is to provide a learning environment for in-depth study of sandplay and to explore the intricate workings of the human psyche.

Program Overview
The core sandplay curriculum will be augmented with coursework in Jungian psychology, mythology, dream work, spiritual traditions and symbolic process. It will be integrated with clinical and therapeutic case material of children and adults. Each seminar is taught by Certified Sandplay Teachers. The coursework will be completed over a two-year period with four intensive weekends per year (two each fall and two each spring). Completion of this training program meets all of the coursework requirements for ISST/STA certified membership. Courses may also be taken individually.

Where: The two-year program will be located in Chicago, Illinois.

Dates: Core Curriculum (eight modules)

  • September 8-10, 2017 Fundamentals of Sandplay Therapy
  • October 20-22, 2017 Understanding the Sandplay Therapy Process
  • April 6-8, 2018 Jungian Theory
  • May 4-6, 2018 The Language of Symbols
  • September 28-30, 2018 Sandplay with Children
  • October 19-21, 2018 Sandplay with Adults
  • April 5-7, 2019 Complex Clinical Issues in Sandplay Therapy
  • May 3-5, 2019 The Living Reality of the Psyche

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