Symbols and Sandplay – Practical Skills

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05/09/2018 - 06/09/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hobart and Sydney

Facilitator: Jacki Short

This two day experiential workshop introduces you to approaches and applications of sandplay with a range of clients and therapeutic contexts. Sandplay is a powerful therapeutic method that has been around for nearly 100 years. It is a form of therapy that gives both child and adult clients the opportunity to portray, rather than verbalise, feelings and experiences often inaccessible and/or difficult to express. Its origins were in the work of Jung and Kalff who were analytically orientated. Current research has demonstrated
successful use in shorter term strengths-based approaches in reducing anxiety and depression in traumatised refugees and increasing verbal expression, social interaction and spontaneous novel play with autistic children. In the “free and protected” space provided by the counsellor, a client creates a concrete manifestation of his or her inner world using sand, water, and miniature objects.

This two day experiential workshop introduces you to fundamental theories and methods in the practice of symbols and sandplay work. It will include an overview of the major theoretical influences in this field, the existing evidence base supporting it and a review of contemporary applications. The focus of the workshop will be an experiential and practical introduction to a range of directive and nondirective methods to engage and work with this media in counselling.

You will have the opportunity to:
• Identify the theory behind sandplay work (including Jungian, Narrative, Humanist, Gestalt perspectives)
• Consider the evidence that shows this works
• Practise person-centred counselling skills
• Experience the therapeutic uses of symbol and sand tray work
• Consider practical ways to start to build an appropriate symbol collection
• Learn in the safety and support of a small group

5-6 September, 2018 Hobart
8-9 November, 2018 Sydney

Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Locations: Sydney – Burwood RSL
Hobart – Salamanca Inn

Cost: $660 (inc GST, all materials, lunch, m/a tea)
$630 (Early bird paid 2 months prior)
$560 (Student price)
$530 (Student early bird paid 2 months prior)

This event counts as 12 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.