Online: Sand Scenes Through the Looking Glass

Children’s Therapy Centre – Four Part Live Online Training Event

Sand Scenes Through the Looking Glass: A 4-session developmental Sandplay Journey in Play Therapy

Dr. Lorri Yasenik

Dates:   19th, 20th, 24th Sept & Oct 1st     

Course Times: 4:30pm-7:30pm (Ireland)      Fee: €250

Join Dr. Lorri Yasenik from Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute (Canada) and the International Centre for Children and Family Law (Australia) to explore the nuances of scenes in the sandtray in the play therapy context. During four 3-hour sessions on the Zoom Platform, participants will focus on 3 developmental age-spans (4-7, 8-11 and 12-18 year olds) and examine the differences in the ways in which thoughts, needs, concerns and stories are expressed in sand during play therapy sessions.

This 12-hour certificate program will also include the expression, interpretation and use of sandplay as one of the play therapy approaches to working with adults. Some participants may bring forward a case for selection and review based on one of the age bands. Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to personally work in the sand.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the use of sandplay in play therapy with different age groups
  • Analyze and interpret the content in a sand scene during play therapy
  • Describe ways you may use sand with children across the age span in play therapy
  • Describe and demonstrate “use of self” in sandplay during play therapy
  • Compare in-room sandplay work to on-line sandplay as part of your play therapy practice

DATES for Live Online Sessions (Zoom Platform):

Session 1: Saturday September 19, 2020 4.30-7:30 p.m. (Ireland)

Session 2: Sunday September 20, 2020 4.30-7:30 p.m. (Ireland)

Session 3: Thursday September 24, 2020 4.30-7:30 p.m. (Ireland)

Session 4: Thursday October 1st, 2020 4.30-7:30 p.m. (Ireland)

Session Times: 4:30pm – 7:30pm (Ireland) each day. Note: This is GMT+1, EST+5

Suitable for: This course is recommended for qualified and trainee psychotherapists, play therapists, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and mental health professionals trained and approved to therapeutically work with children and teens.

Space and technology requirements:

  • Sound cancelling headset or confidential room to participate in
  • A computer or other suitable device (e.g. i pad), ideally, with built in (or external) microphone, speaker and camera.  A computer with a camera – external camera is very useful so your tray can be seen by a partner.
  • Uninterrupted internet connection

Note: If you have difficulties with sound (microphone or volume) on computer, use of external microphone and/or speakers may work better than adding a second devise.

Creative Materials:

  • A Sandtray
  • A selection of miniatures
  • Paper, markers, crayons
  • A selection of items from nature
  • Some playdough or clay
Lorri Yasenik

Lorri Yasenik PhD, RPT-S, CPT-S is the co-founder and co-director of Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute in Calgary Alberta Canada and the founder and co-director of the Centre for Children and Family Law in Sydney Australia. Lorri is a registered Play Therapist- Supervisor with Association for Play Therapy (APT) and a Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor with the Canadian Association for Play Therapy (CAPT). Lorri provides child psychotherapy and play therapy and delivers national and international training related to children’s issues and specialized child and play therapies including treatment of trauma, developmental issues, children of high conflict separation and divorce, attachment, domestic violence and adjustment issues.  Lorri has co-authored three books, multiple chapters and articles related to specialized child therapy and child related practice.

RMPTI APT Approved Provider # 06-179

CTC APT Approved Provider # 11-294

12 Play Therapy Credit Non-Contact Hours

CPD Certificate to be awarded:

Developmental Sandplay in Play Therapy: Sand Scenes Through the Looking Glass

Note: Play therapy credit may not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.