Friday, March 6, 2015, 6–9pm; Continuing Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & 8, 9am–6pm
This course will explore the use of the sand tray, in therapy, through experiential work, case presentation and lecture. In reviewing the theoretical basis and the application with clients, grounding the information in history and theory, similarities and differences between sand tray and sandplay will be described. In addition, we will review the requirements for becoming sandplay therapists, the possibilities of using the tray in your practice, and the benefits and potential difficulties of incorporating the sand tray and art in therapeutic practice. Ethics specific to sand tray work will be addressed.
(20 contact hours toward the CMH Certificate.) To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Josie Abbenante, M.A., ATR-BC, LPAT, has taught and practiced art therapy for the past 34 years. She added sandplay to her practice 20 years ago. Ms. Abbenante has directed art therapy programs at UNM and Seton Hill College, been a visiting faculty member at several universities, and has presented internationally on topics including archetypal art therapy, art therapy with deaf culture, art therapy and feminist theory, sandplay and art therapy, and the language of aesthetics and metaphor.