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Jungian Play Therapy and Sandplay
June 8 - June 9$100 – $170
Eric Green, PhD., LPC-S, RPT-S, Jungian Sandplay Practitioner, is a former Associate Professor of School Counseling at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and a current Faculty Associate at the School of Education at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He’s the author/editor of four books, including “The Handbook of Jungian Play Therapy,” “Counseling Families: Play-Based Interventions,” Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy with Children,” and “Play Therapy with Vulnerable Populations: No Child Forgotten.” His recent films produced by Alexander Street Press include, “Jungian Play Therapy and Sandplay,” “Expressive Arts with Adolescents,” “Counseling Families,” and “Transformative School Counseling”. He is a regularly invited speaker on play therapy and sandplay throughout the U.S. and internationally, including recent keynote addresses in Canada, Australia, Hawaii, and Mexico. For more information, along with free resources, visit www.drericgreen.com.
Pricing is for 1 day of the conference. If you wish to attend both days please choose both Day 1 and Day 2.
Early Bird Member $135
Early Bird Non Member $150
Student: $100 *with transcript
Non Member: $170
Early Bird pricing only available until May 7, 2018.
Limited seating available
Day 1: Jungian Play Therapy: Guiding Children Toward an Undefended Heart
This one-day workshop covers Jungian play therapy, an integrative model, which honors symbols and the healing nature of the analytic relationship. A practical overview of the theory/techniques will be illustrated, as well as active participation in mandalas and fairytales.
- After the workshop, participants will be able to recall the central premise of guiding children toward an undefended heart through Jungian play therapy and the analytic relationship.
- After the workshop, participants will be able to identify two characteristics of play therapists needed to conduct therapy with children from a Jungian perspective.
- After the workshop, participants will be able to articulate one research-informed principle supporting play therapy interventions with children from an analytical perspective.
- After the workshop, participants will be able to identify the steps to facilitate two Jungian play therapy interventions: (1) mandalas and (2) fairytales.
- After the workshop, participants will be able to articulate the definitions for three Jungian concepts: (a) amplification, (b) interpretation, and (c) the transference.
Play therapists are charged with developing adequate levels of culturally-related awareness, skills, and knowledge when working with children. The presenter will provide clinical vignettes that include diverse children and the analytic process of remaining culturally-sensitive when working within a pluralistic society.
12-1pm Lunch/Board Meeting- all are welcome to attend!
Children are subjected to a variety of psychological assaults and potentially traumatic events at school and home, including the dissolution of the family unit, that adversely impacts their psychological well-being (Carey, 2014). Meaningful social and familial relationships characterized by appropriate emotional/physical closeness are infrequent. As result, some children feel isolated, disconnected, and overly dependent on technology for social connection. Furthermore, many children have limited opportunities, at school and at home, to play freely. Overtime, they may develop a guarded or defended heart, which inhibits their resilience. Jungian play therapy, an integrative model (Green, 2014; Lilly, 2015), is one method of treatment from the “depth psychology” paradigm that is responsive to a child’s development and promotes a soulful healing trajectory. Some of the concepts this workshop covers include the analytical process of play, the “symbolic attitude,” amplification, and well-timed verbal interpretations. Analytical techniques such as coloring mandalas (Fincher, 2010), and fairytales will be practiced.
Day 2: Jungian Sandplay Therapy with Children: Psyche at Play
Sandplay, as originated by Dora Kalff, will be presented in its application to clinically diverse populations of children. The fundamentals of sandplay in play therapy will be covered, including (a) the salience of the ‘free and protected space,’ (b)the process of sandplay with children in play therapy, (c) symbols of healing, and (d) delayed interpretation. A detailed sandplay case study will be presented, as well as opportunities for participants’ voluntary engagement with sand and symbols.
- After the workshop, participants will be able to articulate the basic premise behind the healing power of sandplay therapy with children in play therapy.
- After the workshop, participants will be able to discuss two research regarding relaxation and externalization of difficult feelings across a variety of diagnoses, pertinent to play therapy with children.
- After the workshop, participants will be able to compare and contrast Lowenfeld’s “World Technique” and ‘Sand Tray” with Kalff’s ‘Sandplay’.
- After the workshop, participants will be able to describe Kalff’s concept of the “free and protected space” in sandplay and application of it to play therapy.
- After the workshop, participants will be able to identify appropriate therapist-led verbalizations to utilize in play therapy before and after children generate their sandplay pictures.
Sandplay is a cross-cultural form of therapeutic engagement as it bypasses the ego and reaches directly into the unconscious layers of primordial evolution. Play therapist are charged with developing adequate levels of culturally-related awareness, skills and knowledge when working with children. The presenter will provide clinical vignettes that include diverse children and the analytic process of remaining culturally-sensitive when working within a pluralistic society.
This one-day workshop will provide a basic overview of sandplay therapy with children in play therapy, as originated by Dora Kalff. Sandplay is the therapeutic use of sand, water, and miniatures that accesses a child’s unconscious material through the creation of sand pictures at regular intervals over time. Through this analytic play process, a child’s psychological development is observable and guided by an unconscious totality toward the integration of opposites that leads to transformation. The workshop will address ‘individuation’ that naturally occurs when children engage in the multi-sensory sandplay process with a trained therapist. The presenter will provide illustrated clinical applications of sandplay with diverse populations in play therapy. Finally, participants will have opportunities to voluntarily engage in symbol activities.
This year’s conference will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, MO. Please call 1-800-659-2220 to make reservations. Block ID is 7206709. The hotel will hold the block of rooms until 5-22-2018.
Special pricing $95/night
Refunds will be given for paid continuing education training cancelled by MAPT and for when MAPT relocates training to another region of the state. For attendees who cancel 48 hours prior to the start of the training, a MAPT CREDIT will be provided to attendees for the amount paid, and can be used at a future MAPT training..
APT Provider Number: 08-223