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Adlerian Applications of Sand Tray Play Therapy - Live Webinar

Learn ways to apply Adlerian principles to the sand tray play therapy process with clients of all ages!

Description

In this online class, you learn the fundamentals of sand tray play therapy, the basics of Adlerian theory, and a variety of methods for combining the two.  We will explore how to use sand trays to (a) build a relationship with clients; (b) explore clients’ lifestyle patterns; (c) help clients gain insight into their patterns; and (d) make changes in their thoughts, feelings, attitudes, behaviors, and relationships. You will learn how to use Adlerian concepts to help you develop an understanding of clients and build treatment plans for those clients.  You will also learn sand tray strategies for consulting with parents and teachers. Built into this workshop is the opportunity to do a personal sand tray every day, serve as a witness and facilitator with a partner’s sand trays, and do sand trays with volunteer "clients."  For the "personal tray" portion of the class,  you will need to provide your own sand tray--you can use a fancy wooden sand tray if you have one, and if you don't, you can just use a Rubber Made tub that is approximately  20" by 14" and at least 3" deep.  You will need to have enough sand to cover the bottom of the tub (about 1 inch deep)--hypo-allergenic sand is best. You will also need a supply of sand tray figures.  If you need information on where to get a "basic" kit for sand tray, please contact the instructor for suggestions of where to get them.   We will be providing children for the experiential work with "clients," and you will be doing your sessions via a telehealth format--the children will be in a setting with sand trays and sand tray figures, so you can just relax, create a safe psychological container for them to do their sand trays and help the children process their trays.  We will even photograph the children's trays and share the photographs with the class so we can use their trays to practice understanding the meaning of the trays. 

Required reading before class: Partners in Play: An Adlerian Approach to Play Therapy , 3rd ed. (Kottman & Meany-Walen, 2016) and Sandtray: A Practical Manual (Homeyer & Sweeney) 

40 Live Webinar CE Hours (non-contact) (includes 20 hours on Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories, 15 hours on Play Therapy Skills and Methods, and 5 hours on Play Therapy Special Topics ).  This workshop meets APT's definition of "Live Webinar."

APT Approved Provider 99-055

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Set up a sand tray room with a wide variety of figures representing the key categories of sand tray miniatures.
  2. Describe the rationale for sand tray play therapy.
  3. Describe the different types of sand trays used in Adlerian sand tray play therapy. 
  4.  Give examples of each of the different types of sand trays used in Adlerian sand tray play therapy.
  5. Explain the distinction between sand play therapy, sand tray therapy, and sand tray play therapy.
  6. Explain the steps in a sand tray play therapy process. 
  7. Demonstrate the steps in a sand tray play therapy process by leading a client through the creation of a sand tray. 
  8. Describe the Four-Fold Way and explain how the principles relate to sand tray play therapy. 
  9. Describe 3 core concepts of Individual Psychology.
  10. Explain how those 3 core concepts of Individual Psychology are applied to the Adlerian applications of sand tray play therapy.
  11. Describe how the sand tray play therapy process can be used to build relationships with play therapy clients.
  12. Give at least 2 examples of the types of trays that could be used to build relationships with play therapy clients.
  13. Describe how the sand  tray play therapy process can be used to explore clients’ lifestyle patterns.
  14. Give at least 2 examples of sand trays that the play therapist could use to explore clients' lifestyle patterns.
  15. List and describe the Crucial Cs and explain how understanding a play therapy client's Crucial Cs can be used in Adlerian sand tray play therapy.
  16. List and describe at least 2 directed sand trays that can be used to explore a play therapy client's Crucial Cs. 
  17. List and describe the personality priorities and explain how understanding play therapy client's personality priorities can be used in Adlerian sand tray play therapy.
  18. List and describe at least 2 directed sand trays that can be used to explore a play therapy client's personality priorities. 
  19. List and describe the goals of misbehavior and explain how understanding the client's goals of misbehavior can be used in Adlerian sand tray play therapy. 
  20. List and describe at least 2 directed sand trays that can be used to explore a play therapy client's goals of misbehavior. 
  21. List and describe at least 2 directed trays that can be used to explore a play therapy client's assets/strengths.
  22. List and describe at least 2 directed sand trays that can be used to explore a play therapy client's lifestyle convictions.
  23. List and describe at least 2 directed sand trays that can be used to identify a play therapy client's mistaken beliefs about self, others, and the world. 
  24. Describe at least 2 directed sand trays that can be used to explore a play therapy client's family atmosphere.
  25. Describe at least 2 directed sand trays that can be used to explore a play therapy client's psychological birth order position.
  26. Explain how the Adlerian sand tray play therapy process can be used to help clients gain insight into their lifestyle patterns.
  27.  Explain the skill of metacommunication and describe how an Adlerian therapist can use it to help clients gain insight into their lifestyle patterns. 
  28. Describe and give examples of how doing a sand tray for a client can help that client gain insight into his/her/their lifestyle. 
  29. Describe the process of designing a metaphor to be told to clients through the medium of sand tray play therapy.
  30. Describe how the therapist could do the mutual storytelling process through the medium of sand tray play therapy. 
  31. Describe of how sand tray play therapy can help clients make changes in their thoughts, feelings, attitudes, behaviors, and relationships. 
  32. List and describe at least 3 examples of directed sand trays that could help play therapy clients make changes in their behavior.
  33. List and describe at least 2 examples of directed sand trays that could help play therapy clients make changes in their feelings.
  34. List and describe at least 2 examples of directed sand trays that could help play therapy client make changes in their relationships. 
  35. Explain how to use sand tray play therapy strategies for consulting with parents and teachers.
  36. Describe at least 2 directed sand tray play therapy activities that can be used to help parents better understand their children.
  37. Describe at least 2 directed sand tray play therapy activities that can be used to help parents better understand their attitudes and behaviors in their parenting roles.
  38. Describe at least 2 direct sand tray play therapy activities that can be used to reframe children's behavior for teachers.
  39. Describe at least 2 direct sand tray play therapy activities that can be used to help teachers make shifts in their interactions with students. 

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