Webinar: Exploring Religious and Spiritual Metaphors in Sand Tray Play Therapy

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours. Attendance is limited to 40 people. Learn more: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.a4pt.org/resource/resmgr/education_&_training/extension_covid-19_temp_cond.pdf

soul-and-steady-overview-960.jpgClients may explicitly turn to religion and spirituality to draw strength and hope during difficult times. They may also do so implicitly. Religious and spiritual themes emerge throughout play therapy. This can seem especially true when using sand tray in play therapy.

Religious and spiritual themes may manifest through miniatures used to represent specific religions. They may also manifest through a variety of symbols related to hope, nature, and the elements. They manifest in other ways as well. 

Play therapists can invite and support religious themes with the miniatures they have available in their playrooms. They may also invite them through the reverent presence of tenemos. 

This workshop offers an overview of religious and spiritual themes as they emerge in the sand tray, multicultural competencies, and how our own inherent bias may keep us from noticing some themes or even devaluing them.

The workshop is designed to help play therapists become aware of the religious and spiritual play therapy themes that may emerge in sand tray. It is also designed to increase awareness of how our own beliefs may enhance or inhibit our supporting play themes related to religious and spiritual beliefs that are different from our own. 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify religious and spiritual play therapy themes that emerge in play therapy 
  • Compare and contrast light and shadow aspects of religious and spiritual themes that manifest when using sand tray in play therapy
  • Discuss the benefits of using sand tray to explore religious and spiritual themes in play therapy 

Faculty: Emily Keller, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT
Dates: June 18, 2021
Times: 9 AM - 12 PM Pacific

Early Registration: $72, by June 4, 2021

Registration: $90, after June4, 2021

Contact CE Hours: 3 (APT)

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been
approved by APT for 3 CONTACT CE Hours

Level: All
Participants: Mental Health Professionals

Schedule:

30 Minute Introduction to religious and spiritual themes in play therapy

30 Discuss the benefits of using sand tray to explore R/S themes in play therapy

30 Minute exploration of R/S symbols and metaphors 

30 Minute exploration of direct and indirect exploration of R/S themes and metaphors

30 Minute discussion of spiritual and religious beliefs as they relate to whole-child health and development

15 Minute discussion of bias and culture

15 Minute Wrapup

Cancellation Policy: Refunds minus the non-refundable deposit ($50) will be granted for cancellations made at least 7 days before the start of the workshop. We do not grant refunds for cancellations made seven days prior to the start of the workshop.

Learn More

When
June 18th, 2021 9:00 AM
Location
P.O. Box 2146
Livermore, 94551
United States
Contact
Phone: 2109122805
Event Fee(s)
Registration Fee $ 72.00

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