NCRSS offers sandplay training in our region and lists other sandplay trainings and conferences elsewhere in California and with Sandplay Therapists of America. 

Upcoming trainings are listed here and and/or on our EVENTS page. Check regularly for updates.

Welcome to learning with us and joining our community of sandplay therapists. Information about our upcoming 2019-2020 Sandplay Training Series will be available in the summer. We are expanding to other regions of Northern California with Fundamentals classes and are continuing to offer Advanced classes here in the Bay Area. Our classes are all approved to offer continuing education through the California Psychological Association. All meet the standards set by STA for Certification as a Sandplay Therapist. We welcome  play therapists, family therapists, social workers, expressive arts therapists, psychologists, school psychologists, graduate students and medical professionals. 

Contact our Program Administrator at with questions or for more information. If you wish to register by mail, you may do so by downloading this form.


Continuing Education credits: CPA Accredited: NCRSS is approved by the California Psychological Association (# NOR021) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognizes CPA for continuing education credit for LCSW’s, LMFT’s and LPCC’s. NCRSS is responsible for maintaining this program and its contents.

A maximum of 6 CE credits may be earned per class. One credit equals 60 minutes of instruction. 

Cancellations:  Refund requests must be received seven days prior to the first class to be eligible. A $50 processing fee is deducted from the refund. No credits for missed class.

Attendance: CE credits are awarded to those who attend each class in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form. Credit is granted to those who attend the entire class. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit.

Certification:  Each class offers hours toward STA certification as a Sandplay Practitioner or Certified Sandplay Therapist. For additional information about how to become a certified sandplay practitioner or certified sandplay therapist, go to