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Play Therapy Seminars

Seminars are held on the Texas State University campus. Each will have 4 hours of reading to be completed before the seminar and the seminar will be 6 hours for a total of 10 hrs of CE (6 contact, 4 non contact). You will receive readings via email after you registration. TxState's Institute for Play Therapy is approved to offer Texas Licensed Professional Counselor continuing education, Provider #635; Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, Provider #6385; and is APT Approved, Provider #12-336. TxState IPT maintains responsibility for the program.

Seminars are from 9am-4pm. Lunch is on your own (feel free to bring a brown bag). Registrations are limited to 20 people. If registration is low, the seminar may be canceled 2 weeks prior and registrations refunded.

Seminars are designed for both continuing education and for those interested in earning the Registered Play Therapy Credential through the Association for Play Therapy.

Introduction to Sandtray for Play Therapists
Facilitator: Dr. Linda Homeyer, LPC-S, RPT-S
August 12, 2016
10 CEUs

This workshop is for the play therapist that is new at using sandtray. The session will cover the six-step protocol including: materials; setting-up the room; session protocol and documentation. You will be introduced to several therapeutic uses of sandtray materials.

Sandtray therapy is a quickly expanding and growing area within play therapy. However, many have not received any training in the modality. This all-day training will provide the historical context for sandtray therapy; how to integrate sandtray into the play therapist’s therapeutic milieu and play therapy/counseling theory; the brain’s response to, and use of, sandtray. We will cover understanding the underlying principles of selecting the elements needed to set-up a sandtray therapy room, including rationale of categories of sandtray miniatures, variety of sizes and shapes of sandtrays, managing the use of water, etc. Also discussed will be a protocol for a sandtray session and use of a session documentation form. The day will include a review of some of the sandtray the research. Several activities will be built into the day to provide the critical component of any experiential therapy training: the clinician’s actual experience of activities they will use with their clients so they will know how it feels for the client to use the media.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the day, participants will:

  1. be able to set the development of sandtray within the context of the play therapy movement
  2. identify how to set-up a clinical space, both materials and therapeutically
  3. list categories of miniatures and discuss issues regarding selection 
  4. be able to identify how the brain interactions/responds to the use of sandtray 

Seminar Details
Location: Texas State University, San Marcos, Education Building, Room 4009
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm with lunch on your own; feel free to bring a brown bag
Cost: $130 Professionals, $95 Students
CE Credits: Continuing Education hours are 4 hours of reading to be completed before the seminar and 6 hours of seminar for a total of 10 hours
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Refund Policy: Please request a refund, if needed, in writing at least two weeks before the seminar for a full refund. Refunds requested within the two weeks prior to the seminar will be charged a $30 processing fee. The Institute for Play Therapy reserves the right to cancel a seminar if there are fewer than 8 participants registered as of 14 days before the start of the seminar. In the case of cancellation, we will refund registration fees in full, or the participant can choose to apply funds towards an alternate seminar.

Location and Parking

Institute for Play Therapy seminars
will be held in the
Education Building, 4th Floor
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Parking is available at the Performing Arts Parking Garage. This garage is located at the corner of University Drive and Edward Gary, one block south of the Education Building. All day parking is available for $14.