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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.

Online Courses,  Case Consults  &  Staff Training

Transforming Trauma:

Activating Symbols, Images and Metaphor

Weds, Apr 13 & 20

11 am - 2 pm (EST)

6 APT Credits

A Virtual Training with Dr. Dee Preston-Dillon

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Narrative Sand Therapy Certificate Program

Live, In-Studio Workshops Beginning April 16, 2022*

*Alternate dates for fully virtual program

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Ethics: Competency And Repair In Creative And Projective Therapy

Mon, April 4, 2022, 1-4 pm (EST)

CEs through NY Hudson Valley Professional Development

A Virtual Training with Dr. Dee Preston-Dillon

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Expressive Therapies Summit Los Angeles

April 2, 8 & 24, 2022

Virtual trainings with Dr. Dee Preston-Dillon and Tim Mewmaw

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