Conferences and Training organized by ISST Member Societies


Transformation in Sandplay through Image, Story, and Ceremony

Thursday evening November 8 – noon Sunday November 11
Preconference Workshops & Consultation: Thursday November 8

Crowne Plaza Hotel Albuquerque, New Mexico


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Sandplay Therapy Institute

April 2019 - October 2020 in Dallas, TX

An in-depth training program in Kalffian Sandplay Therapy for professionals


What if distance learning is not what you need?

In times of confusion, anxiety, or deep personal trauma, we may look outward for answers, not realizing that the help we need lies deep within our own psyches. One more online course may not be the answer. In a world where too much of life is lived at a distance, the Sandplay Therapy Institute offers training in sandplay therapy that is an immediate, multidimensional and deeply personal engagement of the whole psyche.


Program Overview

The Sandplay therapy Institute program is presented in eight intensive weekends over two years. A small group of 15-20 psychotherapists is taught by a faculty of 16 senior sandplay therapist-teachers, using didactic material, experiential exercises and clinical case presentations. Students have the opportunity to go deep into the world of archetypal forces, to amplify the material and see how these energies underlie contemporary life and manifest in sand scenes. Retreat-like weekends promote a deep sense of connection and a rich, illuminating and shared experience. Past students describe a sense of communion and community as well as deep change from within—qualities that they carry back into their personal lives and work settings.


Applicants may enroll in the entire course or attend the individual seminars of their choice if a fundamentals course in sandplay therapy has been completed.

All hours apply to STA certification
Up to 130 CE hours available


Go to the STA website at for more information and an application.

Training Weekend Dates


1. April 5-7 Fundamentals of Sandplay

2. May 3-5 The Sandplay Process

3. Sept 20-22 Jungian Theory in Sandplay

4. Oct 18-20 Symbolic Language


5. April 3-5. Sandplay with Children

6. May 1-3 Sandplay with Adults

7. Sept 11-13 Complex Clinical Situations

8. Oct 16-18 Living Reality of the Psyche



Journal of Sandplay Therapy


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