Join Us!

for the 4th Annual

Sandtray Summit

September 17th - 18th, 2022

*Links to book accommodation will be sent to you via email once you have registered.

Join Us!

for the 4th Annual

Sandtray Summit

September 17th - 18th, 2022

*Links to book accommodation will be sent to you via email once you have registered.

We’re back and better than ever!

Over TWO YEARS of virtual sandtray summits, we’re back IN PERSON!

Early Bird Pricing Available Now!

Save $149 when you register before October 15th!

When you attend this year’s Sandtray Summit, you’ll walk away inspired, connected, and renewed with new ways to incorporate sandtray into your therapy practice.

Every detail of the Sandtray Summit is designed with YOU in mind. You are the one who has been on the front lines during the pandemic, YOU are the one who figured out Zoom and adapted your sandtray practice to keep serving even when you felt like you were drowning, YOU are the one who needs renewal and replenishment desperately to just keep going.

Good news - we’re here for you, and this conference will help you remember why you love sandtray (and maybe even being a therapist!)

Check out what some of our attendees have said about the last 3 Sandtray Summits!

Don't think you can travel? No worries, we’ve got you covered!

This year, we’re bringing a HYBRID option to our international members or those who cannot travel.

Wondering what a hybrid option is?

Wonder no more! You can attend the Sandtray Summit either in person or online this year. Of course, we want as many people to attend in person as possible (because more is always better) but we are working to serve EVERYONE through an online option.

*Important note* The online option will not include all breakout sessions provided to those who attend in-person. Those attending online will only have access to those sessions in the Keynote room, including all of the keynotes and some of the most-popular breakout sessions (as chosen by the Summit committee).

What you can expect:

Early Bird Pricing Available Now!

Save $149 when you register before October 15th!

More Confidence

By attending this sandtray nerds-only conference, you’ll be able to learn up close and personal from some of the best and brightest minds in the sandtray world. No old boring, dusty, out-of-touch sessions - all trainings are designed to meet YOU where you are today, even in this post-Covid world.

More Connection

Meet like-minded therapists who love to nerd out about all things sandtray. Meet your tribe. Knock out those feelings of isolation. Love who you are and what you do.

More Sandtray Centered Soul Food

Yes. that's a mouthful but you will get exactly what it says. You’ll get more of the sandtray techniques, theories, and methods to renew your love for sandtray and allow you to feel like you have more of YOU to give to others.

"You cannot pour from an empty cup."

I love IAST because of the ongoing learning opportunities!

Blaze Lazarony

What I love about IAST is the monthly book reads, the community, and the trainings.

Crystal Counseling Center

I love the membership for connecting with other Sandtray therapists and of course the training discounts.

Kim Feeney

IAST helps me continue with ongoing learning, that's why I love the membership.

Stacy Buswell Humphrey

I love being a member of IAST because it allows me the opportunity to continue to learn and grow from peers, to make beautiful connections with others around the world, and continue to learn and grow as a (soon to be) sandtray therapist once I complete level four.

Emily Siler

WHY YOU LOVE THE IAST MEMBERSHIP - I love getting goodies in the mail and learning from the vast array of information and ideas about doing sandtray.

Janna maria frolich

I love being an IAST member because not only do we get access to the members portal with awesome trainings, but we also get first access to register for the sandtray summit.

Ariana Vargas

My newest love of this group is the upcoming trainings that are a deep discount for IAST members.

Decha Bailey

I love being able to connect with other ICST therapists easily and to have easy access to such high quality trainings.

Sara tucker

LOVE the ICST Membership because of all the resources and educational opportunities. Plus, just LOVE the Sandtray Summit!

Sue Casper Kruk

What to expect when you attend:

  • Inspiring keynote speakers
  • Hands-on, practical breakout sessions (4 specific tracks for those attending in-person designed to meet every sandtray therapists where they are)
  • Your own sandtray (with sand!)
  • Delicious lunch both days available to all in-person attendees - (payment included with registration)
  • Access to sandtray vendors - get the latest miniatures, sand, sandtrays etc
  • Extra goodies and surprises throughout the entire Summit (we like to spoil and delight our people!)
  • Latest information on the sandtray therapy field and how YOU can help move sandtray forward
  • Up to 12 CE’s (for your license and IAST specific CE’s)

Now for the DETAILS!

  • WHEN: September 17th and 18th, 2022 (Special VIP ½ day on September 16th)
  • WHERE: Disney Springs, Orlando, FL.

SUMMIT VENUE:
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort
1850 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8406

Attendees have the choice of two hotels!

Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
Disney Springs® Resort Area

1850 B Hotel Plaza Boulevard | PO Box 22202
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8406

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
Disney Springs® Resort Area

1850 Hotel Plaza Boulevard | PO Box 22202
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8406

*Special discounted room rates will be emailed to those who register

Get our official conference app,

Get the most out of the app and have a more productive experience!

1

NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data. Access useful information like ridesharing and local attractions through the Community Board

2

NETWORK effectively. Plan whom to meet by exploring attendee profiles and sending out messages

3

PARTICIPATE in event activities through session likes, comments, ratings, live polling, tweeting, and more

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For feature details, visit Whova

REGISTER NOW

Hybrid Pass

ONLINE ONLY

Attend the 2022 Sandtray Summit from the comfort of your own home!

  • Attend the 2022 Sandtray Summit Online
  • Watch our amazing Keynotes and most-popular break out sessions
  • Interact and win prizes through our Whova app
  • Celebrate the community and join in on the fun from anywhere!

ONLY

$400(USD)

Regular Pass

IN PERSON ONLY

Join us in-person at Disney Springs in Orlando Florida

  • Join us in person for the 2022 Sandtray Summit
  • Access to all 4 Summit tracks and all of the breakout sessions at the Summit
  • Interact and win prizes through our Whova app
  • Hang out IN PERSON with all of your fellow sandtray nerds
  • Experience the wonder of Disney with friends and family

ONLY

$400(USD)

VIP Pass

IN PERSON ONLY

Get everything that's included with the Regular Summit Pass but so much more!

  • Join us in person for the 2022 Sandtray Summit
  • Access to all 4 Summit tracks and all of the breakout sessions at the Summit
  • Interact and win prizes through our Whova app
  • Hang out IN PERSON with all of your fellow sandtray nerds
  • Experience the wonder of Disney with friends and family
  • Special VIP-only 1/2 pre-conference session on Friday, September 16th
  • Access to the keynotes and other speakers
  • Special swag and VIP-only miniatures
  • Dedicated seating for VIP attendees
  • Access to a special VIP lounge throughout the Summit

DON'T WAIT! There are ONLY 50 VIP Spots Available, and they will fill up fast!

ONLY

SOLD OUT

IN PERSON ONLY

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the times for the conference?

We will be announcing the exact times as the Summit grows closer, but it will be likely from 8 a.m EST to around 6 p.m EST

Can I cancel my registration and get a refund?

Yes, BUT only until the cut-off date. After July 30, 2022, no refunds will be issued.

What if I want to switch from in-person to online?

No worries, just contact us at members@sandtraytherapy.org and we’ll get it taken care of for you.

Who are the keynotes?

No telling just yet! We’ll be rolling out speakers and keynotes as soon as we have it all confirmed.

Do I have to stay at the hotel/resort?

Nope, our rooms are deeply discounted but you are welcome to stay wherever you are comfortable.

What is included in the VIP option?

LOTS OF THINGS! We’ve got surprises for you - but some of the things included are a special VIP-only Longue, unique miniatures, VIP dinner (Friday night), half-day VIP-only pre-conference training, special seating and much much more!

Can this be a write-off for my business?

Absolutely! Bring your fam and make a vacation of it - everyone loves Disney!

Where do I fly into?

Orlando International Airport.

*Links to book accommodation will be sent to you via email once you have registered.

This year, the ultimate sandtray therapy event designed to not just deepen your sandtray therapy skills, but also refresh your spirit is going VIRTUAL for the first time ever!

Spend two days immersed in the world of sandtray. Learn new skills from a diverse group of instructors and have the most sandtray fun you've ever experienced!

Unfortunately, we can't join each other in-person because of COVID-19, but we (IAST) are giving you a first-rate, hands-on, interactive virtual experience!

Everything is designed to help you remember why you love sandtray therapy and being a therapist, all while you earn CE's.

We know you're exhausted....

Just like last year's Sandtray Summit, our virtual summit is designed to be a place of rest and to rejuvenate your passion for therapy.

The Sandtray Virtual Summit is not just going to be you sitting in front of a computer for 2-days....

It's a LIVE, interactive, life changing experience that will have you walking away with increased confidence in your sandtray skills and connections to like-minded sandtray enthusiasts - all without wearing a mask!


Not only will his virtual event renew and refresh you as a therapist, you'll also experience new and exciting ways to combat Zoom Fatigue for yourself and clients in your individual therapy sessions.

So you get amazing sandtray training + the experience of creative ways of interacting with your clients virtually.

We know you're exhausted....

Just like last year's Sandtray Summit, our virtual summit is designed to be a place of rest and to rejuvenate your passion for therapy.

The Sandtray Virtual Summit is not just going to be you sitting in front of a computer for 2-days....

It's a LIVE, interactive, life changing experience that will have you walking away with increased confidence in your sandtray skills and connections to like-minded sandtray enthusiasts - all without wearing a mask!


Not only will his virtual event renew and refresh you as a therapist, you'll also experience new and exciting ways to combat Zoom Fatigue for yourself and clients in your individual therapy sessions.

So you get amazing sandtray training + the experience of creative ways of interacting with your clients virtually.

The Sandtray Summit Virtual Event

is more than your average conference experience

We know that you miss going to events right now ... and we do too!

That's why we decided to go all-in on this year's Sandtray Summit Virtual Event and pack in as much inspiration, connection, and mind-blowing knowledge as possible (and of course, there will be a few surprises along the way)!

The best part?

This years virtual event means no long flights, no travel arrangements, no forgetting things at home, no rental cars, no waiting in line at customs or at the hotel coffee shop.

Roll out of bed and join us ... even in your PJ's if you want!

Just set aside two days to be with us and this will be an online event experience we think will top most of the in-person events you've attended.

Best of all, you'll get all the knowledge, know-how, and inspiration to make massive progress in your sandtray journey!

Shauna Young, LMFT, RIST, CDWF- Candidate 

Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S

Ashley Garrett, LPC-S, RPT-S, Ed.S.

Nidhi Kirpalani, MSc, ICST-P

Shauna Young, LMFT, RIST, CDWF- Candidate 

Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S

Nidhi Kirpalani, MSc, ICST-P

Ashley Garrett, LPC-S, RPT-S, Ed.S.

Get ready for special guests and diverse instructors that only come together during the Sandtray Summit

We have 15+ breakout sessions featuring sandtray therapists from varaious backgrounds. They will teach you all about the most important topics you need to know to reach your clients, across all presenting issues such as using sandtray with

  • telehealth,
  • trauma,
  • abuse,
  • diversity,
  • EMDR,
  • Daring greatly 

PLUS MANY MORE SPECIAL TOPICS!!

Check Out The Schedule Below!

Day 1: November 6th 2021

Day 2: November 7th 2021

Do You Want More? Become a VIP!


We have a couple of VIP spots remaining. Don't miss out, purchase your VIP pass today, we really do only have a couple spots left!

Shauna Young, LMFT, RIST, CDWF- Candidate 

Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S

Ashley Garrett, LPC-S, RPT-S, Ed.S.

Nidhi Kirpalani, MSc, ICST-P

Meet our Keynote speakers!

Amy Flaherty


Amy is a Licensed Professional Examiner. She is also a RPT, Registered Play Therapist; ICST-P, Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist-Provider; President of IAST, International Association for Sandtray Therapy and a Certified Daring Way Facilitator.

Lisa Dion


Lisa is an international teacher, author, coach and entrepreneur. She is a LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor; RPT-S, Registered Play Therapy Supervisor and is at the cutting edge of her field creating new and innovative models of therapy with children and adults.

SPECIAL BONUS FOR THE SANDTRAY SUMMIT VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

All attendees will receive recordings of all of the breakouts.

What this means for you: You don't have to pick and choose between amazing breakouts - you can watch them ALL.

This BONUS has never been offered before but we're providing this to enhance your  Sandtray Summit Virtual experience.

It's Like Four Events in One!

We listened to your feedback from last year and we have implemented many more breakouts and a wide variety of options so you can choose your own adventure to suit where you are on your sandtray journey.

Basics

Adults

Children

Special Populations

No matter where you are on your sandtray journey, you'll be able to hop in and connect with like-minded therapists within each breakout session.

But wait there's more ...

Because we're dedicated to making this virtual event a true experience ...

we're sending out a special swag box to the first 200 people who register!

Although all the Swag Boxes have been reserved, you will still receive everything available digitally and have an AMAZING experience at the Sandtray Summit

Although we can't be together in person, we can still connect and enjoy the power of sandtray therapy together.  The swag box contains a ton of surprises that will enhance your Sandtray Summit Virtual Experience.

We're also going to send you a small sandtray and 30+ miniatures so you have everything you need to do your own sandtrays and process them with your partners during each breakout session.

AND! We've included

4 GOLDEN TICKETS

Across the 200 boxes that will lead to extra experiences and prizes for those lucky enough to get the golden ticket in their box!

The bottom line


If you're a sandtray lover, or even just interested in learning more about sandtray ... you DO NOT want to miss the first ever Sandtray Summit Virtual Experience.

There's nothing than getting together, LIVE, with other sandtray nerds. You'll get more motivation, inspiration, and ideas to expand your sandtray practice. What you learn at this event, will spark something that could change your therapy life forever.

We are better together.

The Sandtray Summit Experience is the ultimate, interactive virtual experience that's been designed to help you go deeper and learn more about sandtray therapy.

Remember the power of sandtray therapy for all ages.

The bottom line


If you're a sandtray lover, or even just interested in learning more about sandtray ... you DO NOT want to miss the first ever Sandtray Summit Virtual Experience.

There's nothing than getting together, LIVE, with other sandtray nerds. You'll get more motivation, inspiration, and ideas to expand your sandtray practice. What you learn at this event, will spark something that could change your therapy life forever.

We are better together.

The Sandtray Summit Experience is the ultimate, interactive virtual experience that's been designed to help you go deeper and learn more about sandtray therapy.

Remember the power of sandtray therapy for all ages.

Here's what you'll get at the Sandtray Summit Virtual Event

  • Speakers, surprises, and an experience that will knock your socks off. This event will beat out many IN-PERSON events you've attended. 
  • Access to various vendors and sponsors who feature what you want and need - ALL THINGS SANDTRAY. You'll have chances at special discounts and never before seen miniatures that are only available through the Sandtray Summit.
  • Interaction and REAL FRIENDSHIPS made virtually. Within each breakout session, you'll get the chance to build your own trays and partner with a fellow sandtray therapist to actually process and witness sandtrays.
  • Earn up to 12 CE's - NASW and IAST approved.  International Association of Sandtray Therapy is seeking approval to offer other continuing education credit. Please check our website for updates 
  • Practical advice and proven strategies from various sandtray specialists, allowing you to learn the basics and go deeper than you've ever gone before with different populations and techniques.
  • A surprise swag box for the first 200 registrations, you know already that there is a tray with 30+ miniatures, but we're staying quiet about all the other surprises in store for you - mailed right to your door.
  • Inspiration and unstoppable motivation from the best sandtray therapists around.

With your chance to find one of
FOUR GOLDEN TICKETS

Confirm you're coming and register for your Sandtray Summit swag box before the deadline, and you could find one of FOUR GOLDEN TICKETS in your box!

Yup ... your know that we LOVE surprises. That's why when you register for your swaf box, you have the opportunity to find a golden ticket and win an amazing experience.

If you're lucky enough to find a golden ticker ... put it somewhere safe and hang onto it.

We'll reveal the awesomeness at the Sandtray Summit Virtual Experience.

IMPORTANT! Only the first 200 therapists to register will receive the swag box. If you are number 201+ you'll still get access to many of the surprises in virtual form, but don't delay - you're going to WANT THIS BOX.

Do you have more questions?
Good news! We have answers!

Will there be a replay for the Sandtray Summit?

Can I receive CE’s?

I’m not tech savvy. Can I still attend?

Can I earn APT CE’s?

When do I have to decide?

Can I get a refund?

Can I attend just for one day?

Who is presenting?

What is the schedule?