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Use of Sand Tray in Play Therapy

July 28, 2021 @ 4:00 am 11:00 am CDT

July 28th, 2021

Live In-Person Workshop

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Cost: $140

Workshop Level: Beginner-Intermediate


Tonya Hotchkin LMFT, RPT, CTRP


Tanager Place Estle Center Lower Level Training Room

1030 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids Iowa

Training Hours:

Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals & graduate students in a mental health program

  • Total: 5.5 Contact CEs
  • Play Therapy History (1hr)
  • Play Therapy Skills & Methods (4.5hrs)
APT Approved Provider #16-457

Workshop Description

In this workshop, you will spend time learning the history of sand tray play therapy and the powerful impact is has in the treatment process. You will learn everything you need to know about sand tray play therapy, including, the use of sand tray play therapy, materials needed and how to conduct a sand tray play therapy session from beginning to end.

Workshop Objectives

  1. Describe the history and use of sand tray play therapy.
  2. Demonstrate how to lead a client through a sand tray play therapy session, including describing the reason for sand tray therapy, explaining the process, and ending a sand tray session.
  3. Apply the use of being present throughout a sand tray play therapy session.
  4. Utilize ways to explore and assess client’s narrative/private logic, help the client gain insight and make changes to their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors through the use of sand tray play therapy.
  5. Develop and practice sand tray play therapy directive trays.
  6. Demonstrate ways to apply directive sand trays with clients in play therapy.

Workshop Schedule

9:00-10:30: Course Instruction
10:30-10:45: Break
10:45-12:00: Course Instruction
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-2:30: Course Instruction
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00: Course Instruction


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