diploma in integrative sandplayt
diploma integrative sandplay therapy training

Sandplay therapy training: Diploma in Integrative Sandplay

Now booking for course starting 25th January 2020.

 

If the Certificate is the how, the Diploma is the why. So, at the end of the Certificate, you will have the key practical skills to work as a sandplay therapist. Afterwards, the Diploma will deepen your personal and professional development. It also provides a nurturing, free and protected space in which to explore your client clinical work and self-awareness. It is, therefore, suitable for play therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists who have completed the Certificate and who are working with children, adolescents and/or adults.

 

Creativity enhances our professional practice and nourishes us in life

 

In particular, you will explore your own sense of calling, self and spirituality, in a small, supportive group working to BACP and UKCP standards. You will use therefore use you will learn the key Jungian sandplay theories of Dora Kalff to explore the theory and practice of the people who have influenced this therapeutic method. Firstly, the transpersonal writers including the Buddhist-inspired theorist Ken Wilber. Also, we will illustrate Michael Washburn’s object relations’ idea of ‘regression in the service of transcendence’ in sandplay. In addition,  we will look at Stanislav Grof’s concept of consciousness before birth. Finally, we will explore how sandplay can help older clients with dementia and dying clients.

Dates

Advanced sandplay therapy training in five weekend modules over one year. Now booking for course starting 29th January 2020 in Ealing.

25/26 January 2020
21/22 March 2020
27/28 June 2020
18/19 July 2020
12/13 September 2020

Times

10-5pm all days

Cost

The cost is £1680 if paid upfront or £1750 payable in instalments. From this amount, a non-refundable deposit of £250 is needed at the time of booking.

Terms

This course needs 6 people in order to go ahead on planned date. If less than that, we can offer other dates, other courses or a full refund.

Venue

On Route Health, 44-46 South Ealing Road, Ealing, London W5 4QA

2 mins from South Ealing tube – very close to Heathrow Airport and 30 minutes from central London.

There is a vegan restaurant on site and good coffees and home made cake.

This course is for you if:

  • You work as a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, play therapist, wellbeing or mental health practitioner.
  • You are a professional, student or volunteer in an educational /mental health setting, e.g. school, nursery, SEN or CAMHS.
  • Adding sandplay work and play therapy skills appeals to you

The three levels of Sandplay Therapy Training:

 

Check this general overview on how to become a certified sandplay therapist.

Benefits of this course:

  • We will firstly explore ways of using symbolic play to represent and heal ‘parts’ of our personalities.  Specifically, this includes Richard Schwartz’s ‘Internal Family Systems Theory’. In addition, we well as bring together sandplay research and the latest trauma models using symbols.
  • In addition, we will look at systemic ways of working with sandplay with families, parents and children, couples and groups. Then we will relate sand and other forms of play therapy to the mental health world.
  • Sandplay therapy is easily used alongside talking therapy and combined with other creative arts therapies. So, we will explore simple ways of using the sand tray to introduce mindfulness and meditation as part of a spiritual practice for both clients and therapists.
  • We will also be using music therapy, dance movement and gongs.

Tutor:

Jill Carter has been teaching and supervising sandplay therapy for 15 years. She is a Child, Adolescent Family and Adult UKCP and BACP Psychotherapist and Registered Training Supervisor. Jill has already taught hundreds of sandplay therapy students.

Jill Carter

Booking:

The cost is £1680 if paid upfront or £1750 payable in instalments. From this amount, a non-refundable deposit of £250 is needed at the time of booking.

Get in touch!

Certified Sandplay Therapy Training Courses Jill Carter
If you have any questions or would like to book this course, the best way to get in touch is to email Jill on jill@jillcarter.co.uk or call on 07932694779
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The course will give you:

  • All courses are certified and can be used for BACP/UKCP Continuing Personal Development
  • The Certificate will give you all the skills you need to confidently use sandplay therapy
  • And the ability do the Diploma in Sandplay Therapy

Course Requirements:

  • You can choose to do the Diploma the year after the Certificate, or take a break and come back to it. Many groups formed on the Certificate stay together for this second year of training.
  • Jill Carter teaches this course over five weekends spread out over a year. The cost is £1680 if paid upfront or £1750 payable in instalments. From this amount, a non-refundable deposit of £250 is needed at the time of booking
  • There is no written work during this course, but there is guided reading set between the modules .
  • In addition, you will use opportunities to present clients and take part in group supervision during the weekends.
  • The Diploma helps you understand the theory and practice of sandplay therapy on a personal, professional and spiritual level. You are welcome to do the Diploma just for the nourishment (as many of us do). If you want to get the Diploma itself, like the Certificate, it is 50 hours of work with clients including some sandplay. We may be able to suggest suitably qualified supervision. There is no time pressure to complete these hours, they don’t have to be finished whilst doing the sandplay therapy training course.

Weekend content:

  • Weekend One: Sandplay in a Wider Context. How creativity can help us to safely explore the superego and the unconscious rules that we face in our families as children. Introduction to key systemic writers such as Virginia Satir and Gregory Bateson. Using sandplay in families and in groups. The power of genograms as a way of seeing family patterns in our clients. Reading and supervisors lists.
  • Weekend Two: Parent Child Work in Sandplay. How to encourage a better experience of attachment between parent and child via joint trays. Enabling joint play in therapy. Techniques also suitable for sandplay in couples work. The existential crisis in the work of Michael Washburn’s regression in the service of transcendence.
  • Weekend Three:  Being in the Moment. The creative power of the now, explored through the Gestalt Play Therapy model of Violet Oaklander. Simple, practical techniques to help clients of all ages to really be present in the room. Ways of incorporating meditation and belief into sandplay therapy, using the Integral Model of the transpersonal writer Ken Wilber.
  • Weekend Four:  Sand as a means of Alchemical Spiritual Change. A simple, practical exploration of the Jungian psychological process of turning lead into gold. Edward Edinger’s seven basic stages of change in seven sandtrays. Examples and case studies from our own practice.
  • Weekend Five: Life and Death.  Looking at Stanislav Grof’s transpersonal ideas of consciousness before birth, which had a huge impact on how we treat pregnant women and the birth process. Relating sandplay to older clients – helping those with dementia to express themselves without words. Preparing clients (and ourselves) for a conscious death through creativity

Support and Community:

  • Closed online groups, webinars, podcasts and videos.
  • Group supervision days in Colchester and Ealing

What to do next:

Get in touch!

Certified Sandplay Therapy Training Courses Jill Carter
If you have any questions or would like to book this course, the best way to get in touch is to email Jill on jill@jillcarter.co.uk or call on 07932694779
EMAIL JILL

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I was impressed and inspired by Jill’s professionalism, her excellent handouts, her encyclopedic knowledge but most of all the personal qualities that she brings, such generosity of spirit and warmth of heart. The pace is gentle yet firm, her holding of the space exceptional and after experiencing Psychotherapy training in other institutions I would rate Jill’s approach as masterful and highly competent. The handouts are eloquent and erudite, the symbol collection second to none and the opportunity to learn experiential as well as via lectures deeply effective and in my case, life changing.
Kate