Sandplay Therapy Institute IV in Chicago, Illinois

Sandplay Therapy Institute IV in Chicago, Illinois 2017-05-05T12:44:57+00:00

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 April, 2018. 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 can also be taken individually.

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

Dates / Core Curriculum (eight modules)

  • April 6- 8, 2018 Fundamentals
  • May 4-6, 2018 Sandplay Process
  • September 28-30, 2018 Jungian Theory
  • October 19-21, 2018 Symbolic Language
  • April 5-7, 2019 Sandplay with Children
  •  May 3-5, 2019 Sandplay with Adults
  • September 13-15, 2019 Complex Clinical Issues
  • October 18-20, 2019 Reality of the Psyche

For more information, please contact Lucia Chambers –

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