ISST DEVELOPING GROUPS and the DEVELOPING GROUP COMMITTEE
The goal of the ISST Developing Group Committee (DG Committee) is to advance Sandplay Therapy and create cohesiveness and community in countries developing sandplay practice to the standard of ISST. To accomplish this vision, the DG Committee will:
- The DGC is available to offer advice and support about the ISST training programs.
- Encourage a sense of community for candidates training in Countries without an ISST National Society.
- Propose the ISST Liaison and support their work for each Developing Group.
- Receive and consider yearly reports from ISST Liaisons.
- Maintain a cumulative list of recognized ISST Candidates for membership in ISST (IRC’s).
- The DGC may assist the Liaison to initiate additional programs or activities, as needed, to build, advance, and maintain Sandplay Therapy and to create cohesiveness and community in Developing Countries.
Sandplay Therapy is in the tradition of C.G. Jung and Dora Kalff, and in accordance with the standards of the International Society of Sandplay Therapy (ISST).
ISST Liaison is an ISST Teaching Member who serves as a link between ISST and Candidates in Developing Countries either directly or through the Developing Group Coordinator.
ISST Liaison Committee The Developing Group Committee may propose more than one liaison per developing country in which case they would operate as a Liaison Committee
Local Developing Group Committee is a Group of trainees or Independent Route Candidates who organize local Developing Group who are and are assigned as a link between the ISST liaison and the developing group members.
Developing Country is a country that has no or fewer than five certified members and, therefore, does not have an ISST Society.
Developing Group is a group of professionals within a Developing Country who are interested in working towards ISST certification in Sandplay Therapy and have a formal relationship to ISST through an ISST liaison.
ISST Developing Group Committee is a standing committee of ISST, established to advance Sandplay Therapy and create cohesiveness and community in developing countries. It operates in collaboration with the ISST Board.
Trainee is a *therapist involved in sandplay training, but has not, as yet, been formally recognized by ISST as an Independent Route Candidate. (IRC).
Independent Route Candidate is a *therapist who has been recognized by ISST as a Independent Route Candidate in training for Certified ISST membership.
- See Rules of procedure Appendix A a1 for qualifying definition
ISST Liaison Program
The goal of the ISST Liaison Program is to advance Sandplay Therapy and create cohesiveness and community in developing countries.
The ISST Liaison:
- Is an ISST Teaching Member with international experience and acts as the key link between ISST (including the DG Committee, Teaching Members, and Advisors) and Candidates in the Developing Country.
- Encourages ISST Teaching Members to teach in Developing Countries and will endeavor to coordinate their activities.
- Provides a yearly report by February 1 to the DG Committee that includes:
a. Sandplay activities in the assigned Developing Country.
b. General Comments and/or Observations.
- If necessary, the Liaison may in conjunction with the DGC devise additional programs or activities, as needed, to build, advance, and maintain Sandplay Therapy and to create cohesiveness and community in Developing Countries.
- Any funding requirement for Liaison Programme will have to be provided by the local developing group.
Application for Developing Group status is through the Developing group Committee. Initial enquires should be directed to the ISST Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org