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NCRSS Annual Gathering and Figure Sale - As the Wheel Turns: Sandplay in Communities

  • Engaging presentations about sandplay therapy with people in different communities.
  • Fantastic sale of objects and figures to support NCRSS and enhance your collection. 
  • Participate in the annual meeting and closing ritual. 
  • Enjoy lunch, contemplate or socialize in the garden, stroll paths, admire the views.

The Northern California Regional Sandplay Society invites you to enjoy personal and professional time with colleagues and friends in our sandplay community. Be inspired and support your work within circles of communities and cultures. All are welcome: NCRSS and STA members, students, teachers and professionals interested in learning and practicing sandplay therapy. Meet at the Unitarian Congregation of Marin in a beautiful location with views of Mt. Tamalpais and the Bay, easily reached from Hwy. 101 with ample, free parking. Lunch is included. Cost is $30.

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  • Tessamarie Capitolo, LMFT, CST-T
  • Lynne Ehlers, PhD, CST-T
  • Sandi Peters, MA, CPG
  • Mary Watson, MA, SP

The morning program begins with a welcoming ritual symbolizing our theme of the wheel. Presentations begin with Lynne Ehlers' visual reverie of wheel images from around the world. Mary Watson will share insights from her dedicated efforts over decades of integrating sandplay with children in multicultural schools locally and internationally. Sandi Peters will describe her innovative use of sandplay and research with elders with memory loss and dementia.

The theme of communities and current events in our society inspires us to look deeply at the psychological roots of cultural, racial and other bias, personal identity and impacts within a therapeutic relationship. Tessamarie Capitolo will discuss the psychology of racism and introduce her Racial Awareness Inventory as a tool for individuals and groups to share.  We will conclude with discussion about how to practice consciously as sandplay therapists, embrace other perspectives, and evaluate the diversity of figures in our figure collections.


NCRSS will be selling an abundant array of figures from two donated collections including many one of a kind treasures as well as basics for starting a collection. This is a fundraiser for our organization.  Payment accepted will be cash or check only.


The NCRSS annual meeting is open to all attenders and is a chance to mingle, hear about the progress of the past year in our organization, and meet the newly elected board members.

Cost is $30 person plus small registration fee. Please share this announcement with colleagues and click here to register now on Eventbrite.

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