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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

Supervision Of Clinicians And Interns: Creative Process To Promote Insight

Thur, July 14, 2022, 6-9 pm (EST)

CEs through NY Hudson Valley Professional Development

A Virtual Training with Dr. Dee Preston-Dillon

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Expressive Therapies for Creative Transformation

Sedona, Arizona

August 21-25, 2022

Live, in-person trainings with Dr. Dee Preston-Dillon


Narrative Sand Therapy Certificate Program

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

*Alternate dates for fully virtual program

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Private Training/Consultation


Live, personal and/or group consultations/trainings with Dr. Dee Preston-Dillon

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