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Fundamentals of Sandplay Therapy I - Linda Elaine Bath, Ph.D, LMFT, CST-T and Lynne Ehlers, Ph.D, CST-T

  • 1003 Court Street Woodland, CA 95695 United States (map)

Join us for an immersive introduction to sandplay therapy, developed by Dora Kalff.  Learn the history and origins of sandplay that are based in Jungian theory, Lowenfeld’s World Technique of play therapy and Buddhist spirituality. The differences between sandplay and other forms of play therapy will be described, as will practical considerations in the creation and maintenance of a sandplay collection and the therapist’s role in sandplay therapy.  Using case material, we will discuss twenty ways to “read” a tray and examine a sandplay therapy case in depth, paying particular attention to Michael Fordham’s concept of Integration, De-integration and Re-Integration, and Donald Kalsched’s Protective Self-Care System and its healing through sandplay.   

Linda Elaine Bath, Ph.D, LMFT, CST-T, is a psychologist, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Teaching member of Sandplay Therapists of America and the International Society of Sandplay Therapy. Her practice is located in Woodland California. Dr. Bath is a founding member of STA and former board member and now teaches Sandplay in the USA, Canada and internationally.   Dr. Bath has published research on Sandplay and mindful practices.  

Lynne L. Ehlers, Ph.D., CST-T, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice with adults in Albany and San Francisco, California.  She is a Teaching Member) of Sandplay Therapists of America and the International Society for Sandplay Therapy. Dr. Ehlers has worked with sandplay since 1977, teaches sandplay and dream symbolism, presents at sandplay conferences nationally and internationally, and has published several articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy and other publications.