Tracks

The 2nd Annual Sandtray Summit is postponed until Fall of 2020 - Details Coming Soon!

Choose your own adventure! Tracks are color-coded on the schedule as follows:

Basics | Children | Adults | Special Populations
(click each track above for more info)

April 4th Postponed, details coming soon! - Day 1

Time

Keynote Room

Breakout 1

Breakout 2

Breakout 3

Breakout 4

8:00 - 9:30

Keynote

Keynote

Keynote

Keynote

Keynote

10:00 - 12:00

Creating the Puzzle of Self in the Sand: Internal Family Systems with children in the Sandtray


- Carmen Jimenez

The Nitty Gritty of Processing the Sandtray


- Melissa Hueste & Sandra Henderson

Sandtray Therapy with Children Pre-K through 1st Grade


- Rachel Hutchison

The Role of the Therapist in Sandtray


- Fiona Werle​​

Polyvagal Theory in the Sandtray​


- Kay Gottrich

1:30 - 3:30

Beating the BSS: How to Document Sandtray Sessions Without Freaking Out!


- Amy Flaherty​​​​

First Steps in Sandtray - 4 hour session


- Bianca Kisselburg

Utilizing the Cultural Formulation Interview to Strengthen the Therapeutic Alliance through Sandtray


​​​​- Ashley Garrett

Purposeful Miniatures 101: Increasing Your Sandtray Collection on a Budget


- Sherri Cauthen​​

Increasing our Understanding of Client's Culture and Values with Sandtray Therapy


- Sabra Starnes

4:00 - 6:00

Positive Psychology, Neuroscience and Sandtray Therapy: Healing and Reprogramming the Brain


- Nidhi Kirpalani & Beth Moore​​

First Steps in Sandtray - 4 hour session


- Bianca Kisselburg

Childhood Trauma and Attachment Disorders: Sandtray, a Path to Healing

- Jennifer Hayes

Heal, Play, Learn: Psycho-Education in the Sandtray


- Carmen Jimenez​​

Holding Space for Disenfranchised Grief in the Sandtray​


- Melissa Hueste

The 2nd Annual Sandtray Summit is postponed until Fall of 2020 - Details Coming Soon!

April 5th Postponed, details coming soon! - Day 2

Basics | Children | Adults | Special Populations
(click each track above for more info)

Time

Keynote Room

Breakout 1

Breakout 2

Breakout 3

Breakout 4

8:00 - 9:30

Keynote

Keynote

Keynote

Keynote

Keynote

10:00 - 12:00

​Living Brave: Using the Daring Way in the Sandtray​


- Amy Flaherty

Exploring Addictions in the Sandtray: An Experiential Approach to Motivational Interviewing


- Megan Simpson

Telling Stories in the Sand with Children and Their Families ​- 4 hour session​​


- Sabra Starnes

Whole Healing with Integrative & Spiritual Approaches to Sandtray Therapy


- Beth Moore

Using Sand Tray to Facilitate the Acquisition of DBT Skills​


- Beth King

1:30 - 3:30

Creating a Powerful Regulation Tool Using your Sandtray


- Lisa Dion

Creating the Internal World: Internal Family Systems with Adults in the Sandtray ​- 4 hour session


- Carmen Jimenez

Telling Stories in the Sand with Children and Their Families ​- 4 hour session​​


- Sabra Starnes

Integrative Sandtray Therapy with Survivors of Sexual Assault Trauma


- Sandra Henderson

Who Put the Pool Noodles in the Sandtray? Adapting Equipment to Make Sandtray Accessible for People with Disabilities​


- Chelcia Nemec

4:00 - 6:00

Sandtray, Trauma, and Adults? How to use Sandtray Therapy for Trauma Recovery with Teens and Adults


- Beth Moore

Creating the Internal World: Internal Family Systems with Adults in the Sandtray ​- 4 hour session


- Carmen Jimenez

Beyond Exceptional: Using Sandtray to Address the Unique Needs of Children and Teens

- Nikki West

Abuse, Neglect and Domestic Violence: A multicultural approach to Healing and Empowering through Connection using Play & Sandtray therapy


- Nidhi Kirpalani & Bianca

But WHY Does it Work? The Neuroscience Behind the Power of Sandtray Therapy


- Amy Flaherty​​

Basics

Just starting out or just need a refresher about some of the what, where and how of sandtray? This track is for you! No need to feel overwhelmed or less-than - with this track, you’ll be with therapists just like you who are wanting to hop into the sandtray game knowing the basics FIRST. Check the schedule for all of the "Basics" track sessions outlined in green.

Children

You work with littles. You love it but struggle with how to read what is going on in the tray with them and how to really feel confident in your work. If this is you, you belong in this track. Working with littles is challenging so up your game through breakouts designed just for your population. Check the schedule for all of the "Children" track sessions outlined in yellow.

Adults

Working with adults in the sandtray can be intimidating. They look at you like you are crazy one minute and then sob the next. Learn how to work with all types of adults and how you can use sandtray therapy to leap-frog progress, no matter if they don’t talk or are hesitant to even touch the sand. Check the schedule for all of the "Adults" track sessions outlined in red.

Special Populations

We know that sandtray can be used with ALL clients no matter what, BUT we may struggle with putting it into practice in our everyday sessions. With this track, you’ll learn how to use sandtray with a variety of populations and techniques. Know that sandtray has a place in all avenues of therapy with all ages. Check the schedule for all of the "Special Populations" track sessions outlined in purple.

Basics

Just starting out or just need a refresher about some of the what, where and how of sandtray? This track is for you! No need to feel overwhelmed or less-than - with this track, you’ll be with therapists just like you who are wanting to hop into the sandtray game knowing the basics FIRST. Check the schedule for all of the "Basics" track sessions outlined in green.

Children

You work with littles. You love it but struggle with how to read what is going on in the tray with them and how to really feel confident in your work. If this is you, you belong in this track. Working with littles is challenging so up your game through breakouts designed just for your population. Check the schedule for all of the "Children" track sessions outlined in yellow.

Adults

Working with adults in the sandtray can be intimidating. They look at you like you are crazy one minute and then sob the next. Learn how to work with all types of adults and how you can use sandtray therapy to leap-frog progress, no matter if they don’t talk or are hesitant to even touch the sand. Check the schedule for all of the "Adults" track sessions outlined in red.

Special Populations

We know that sandtray can be used with ALL clients no matter what, BUT we may struggle with putting it into practice in our everyday sessions. With this track, you’ll learn how to use sandtray with a variety of populations and techniques. Know that sandtray has a place in all avenues of therapy with all ages. Check the schedule for all of the "Special Populations" track sessions outlined in purple.