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The Sand Therapy Training Institute

Into the Depths with Symbols in Sand


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Sand Therapy is a uniquely powerful therapeutic modality appropriate for clients of all ages and across cultures. Therapists from all mental health disciplines can combine the use of sand with other expressive arts as well as traditional talk therapy in their work with individuals, couples and groups.

Based on my more than four decades of research, teaching and training clinicians, the focus for this web site is on promoting and facilitating clinical expertise and the skills, aptitudes and competencies for responding to clients and their sand scenes. Too often, clinician curiosity or lack of training and grounding in theory leads to boundary violations or a failure to facilitate vital client safety.

My courses, trainings and consults are designed to demonstrate both the immense depth and healing of this unique modality as well as provide a step-by-step process for developing clinical competence.

Creative Approaches Group

Integrating Creative Approaches & Symbols in Sand with Dr. Dee Preston-Dillon 

Limited Space Available! 

Beginning Jan 11, 2021

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Advanced Clinical Sand Therapy Certificate Program - Level 1

A comprehensive and immersive certificate program with Dr. Dee Preston-Dillon

4 six-hour workshops

5 two-hour case consultations

Starting Feb 1, 2021

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The Hero's Journey

An intensive closed therapy process group designed for adult male clients and themed on the exploration of masculinity and the meaning of manhood in the 21st century

8 two-hour weekly sessions

Facilitated by:Tim Mewmaw, LGPC

Starting April 5, 2021

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L.A. Expressive Therapies Summit (Online)

Fairy Tales in Sand Therapy: Active Imagination, Memes & Meaning

6-hour master class
9:00 am to 4:00 pm PST

May 1, 2021

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Online Courses,  Case Consults  &  Staff Training

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