Just a few quick things before you begin!
Assignments the instructor references are NO LONGER REQUIRED for completion of this course; only the final exam is (75 % questions answered correctly required for a certificate).
However- we strongly encourage you to still complete the assignments as reflective exercises to enrich your learning experience. Association for Play Therapy: 5.5 training hours (APT Provider #21-634) APT recognizes this course as meeting the requirements for non-contact training hours towards* their national certification process to become a Registered Play Therapist
INSTRUCTOR: Tammy Schamuhn, R.Psych., RPT-S
Working within the sand tray in the context of the play therapy process can help a child make their inner world tangible, process unconscious conflicts, promote the beginning of a health narrative, and begin to express themselves in a non-intrusive way. It is appropriate for children undergoing or witnessing stressful events in their lives, those struggling with academic and social problems, learning disabilities, behavioural disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or anger; as well as those with attention deﬁcit disorders.
This training is aimed at introducing mental health professionals to sand-based work within the context of play therapy. Participants will explore the basic theoretical foundations of Sandtray and Sandplay therapies, and will gain practical skills and strategies to work with children in order to begin integrating these modalities into their play therapy practice.
-The Institute of Child Psychology