Up your sandtray game without leaving your house!

Sandtray Summit Online Experience

November 6th - 7th, 2021

Up your sandtray game without leaving your house!

Sandtray Summit Online Experience

November 6th - 7th, 2021

Learn, Connect, and Renew with the Sandtray Summit - Online Experience

Earn CE’s, Connect with Fellow Sandtray Therapists, and Experience the power of sandtray with like-minded therapists

Early Bird Pricing Available Now!

Save $149 when you register before October 15th!

This year the Sandtray Summit is going VIRTUAL ONCE MORE!

In an effort to keep everyone safe and provide an amazing amount of support, fun, and learning for sandtray nerds all over the world, we are going ONLINE for the Sandtray Summit again!

Spend two days immersed in the world of sandtray, learning new skills from a diverse group of instructors, and having the most sandtray fun you’ve ever experienced!

And because we continue to work to give you more of what you want, we’re bringing you our best-selling author and thought-leader, Bessel van der Kolk as our featured keynote speaker!

Dr. van der Kolk will be our keynote speaker for the Sandtray Summit. Because of his work with trauma and the events of the past two years, we are focusing the entire summit on trauma and sandtray therapy.

Dr. van der Kolk will be our keynote speaker for the Sandtray Summit. Because of his work with trauma and the events of the past two years, we are focusing the entire summit on trauma and sandtray therapy.

Because of pandemic-related safety concerns for all involved, we can’t join each other in-person:( However, we, at IAST, will ONCE AGAIN, be giving you a first-rate, hands-on, interactive virtual experience. Everything is designed to not just earn you CE’s but also help you remember why you love sandtray therapy (and even love being a therapist!)

We know you’re tired, exhausted, and weary.

Just like last year’s Sandtray Summit, our virtual event is designed to the detail to provide you with a place to rest, restore, and renew yourself as a therapist.

It’s not just sitting in front of a computer screen for 2 days - it’s a LIVE, interactive, and life-changing experience where you walk away feeling more confident in your sandtray skills and connected to like-minded sandtray enthusiasts - all without having to wear a mask!

REAL Connections. REAL People. REAL Progress.

All without having to leave the comfort of your couch!

But why should you attend the Sandtray Summit Online Experience???

Check out what other people are saying about last year’s virtual event...

The Sandtray Summit Virtual Event is NOT just your average conference experience.

We know 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 Online Experience 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?

The Sandtray Summit Online Experience 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...

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

Just set aside three 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 the knowledge, know-how and inspiration to make massive progress in your sandtray journey even faster!

Get ready for some special guests and diverse instructors that only happen at the Sandtray Summit.

Not only will you get inspired by our Keynote speakers, Amy Flaherty and Bessel van der Kolk but we also have 15+ breakout sessions featuring sandtray therapists from diverse backgrounds teaching about the most important topics you need to know to reach all of your clients.

Amy Flaherty,
LPE-I, RPT, ICST-P

Amy Flaherty is the President of the International Association of Sandtray Therapy and has trained thousands of therapists from all of the world in sandtray therapy. She is the Founder of Southern Sandtray Institute and is a practicing therapist in Arkansas. She believes sandtray therapy can and will change the world.

Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk MD spends his career studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences and has translated emerging findings from neuroscience and attachment research to develop and study a range of treatments for traumatic stress in children and adults.

Dr. van der Kolk is the author of the International best-selling book, The Body Keeps the Score, which has revolutionized the way we see trauma and its effects in all clients.

Dr. van der Kolk is the author of the International best-selling book, The Body Keeps the Score, which has revolutionized the way we see trauma and its effects in all clients.

When you attend our virtual event

you’ll learn about how to use sandtray therapy using various techniques and theories such as

  • Brainspotting
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Neuroscience
  • Enneagram
  • and even a breakout about how to help clients heal during/from a pandemic!

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 are dedicated to making this virtual event a true experience, we’re sending out a special swag box to the first 300 people who register.

Because we are dedicated to making this virtual event a true experience, we’re sending out a special swag box to the first 300 people who register.

Although we can’t be together in person doesn’t mean that we can’t connect and enjoy the power of sandtray therapy together.

Within the swag box, you’ll get LOTS of surprises to enhance your Sandtray Summit Online Experience, but we’re also sending you a small sandtray and 30+ miniatures to ensure you have what you need to do your own sandtrays and process them with your partners during the breakout sessions.

AND! We’ve included 4 GOLDEN TICKETS

across the 300 boxes that will lead to extra experiences and prizes for those lucky enough to get the golden ticket in their box!


If you’re a sandtray lover

(or are just interested in learning more about sandtray)

you DO NOT want to miss the Sandtray Summit Online Experience

Because there's nothing better than getting together LIVE with other sandtray nerds, whether in-person or virtually, you get MORE ideas, inspiration, and motivation to expand your own sandtray practice.

Plus, we are better together, and what you’ll learn at this event could spark something that changes your therapy life forever.

Best of all, the Sandtray Summit Online Experience is the ultimate, interactive virtual experience designed to help you go deeper and learn more about sandtray therapy, helping you remember the power of sandtray therapy for all ages.

Here’s what you’ll get at Sandtray Summit Virtual Event

  • Speakers, surprises, and an experience that will knock your socks off (we’re pretty sure this event will beat out many IN -PERSON events you have attended).
  • Access to various vendors and sponsors who feature what you want and need - ALL THINGS SANDTRAY - you’ll get chances to get 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 not only build your own trays but to partner with a fellow sandtray therapist and actually process and witness sandtrays.
  • Earn up to 12 CE’s - both for your board license and IAST.
  • Practical advice and proven strategies from diverse sandtray specialists, allowing you to not only learn the basics but also go deeper with different populations and techniques than ever before.
  • A surprise swag box for the first 300 registrations - you know you’ve got a tray with 35+ miniatures coming your way but we’re staying QUIET about all of 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!

Comfirm you're coming and register for your Sandtray Summit Online Experience Swag Box before the deadline, and you could find one of FOUR GOLDEN TICKETS in your box!

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

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

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

IMPORTANT! Only the first 300 therapists to register will receive the swag box. If you are number 301+, you’ll still get access to many of the surprises in virtual form but you don’t want to delay - you’re going to WANT THIS BOX.

But wait, maybe you have more questions?

Good news! We have answers!

Will there be a replay for the Sandtray Summit?

Yes - we will be recording everything. Once you register, you’ll be able to earn up to 12 CE’s but ALSO you’ll have access to ALL of the breakout sessions via recordings (sent at a later date). So, it’s really like getting WAY more than 12 hours of training.

I’ve already registered for the live event. Will this transfer? What is the price difference?

Yes, we will automatically transfer your ticket to the online event. If you do not wish to attend virtually, please email us at members@sandtraytherapy.org so we can refund your ticket ASAP. In an effort to keep the online event as open as possible to everyone, we are keeping the price the same as the early bird price for the live event - $350

Can I receive CE’s?

Yes, when you show up, interact, and learn, you’ll get credit for up to 12 CE’s for your board licensure and IAST. However, to receive the hours, you’ll be required to follow guidelines, such as having your camera on during the session.

No worries. We’re here to help and make sure you know how it all works prior to the event.

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

Absolutely! We have a person who is just in charge of all things tech and is training all of our volunteers to make this run as smoothly as possible. As the date gets closer to the Sandtray Summit, we’ll be rolling out all of the details and practice runs to make sure you are good to go on the day of the Summit.

Can I earn APT CE’s?

No. Because we are focusing solely on sandtray therapy, not all of the sessions would qualify for general play therapy hours. However, you will earn hours to go towards your sandtray credential through the IAST.

When do I have to decide?

ASAP. Because we only have 300 boxes to send (logistics man!), you want to grab your seat as soon as possible. You can register after the first 300 folks but we won’t be able to send you the physical swag that the other folks get. Swag boxes will be sent out the third week of October.

Can I get a refund?

Yes. We will be refunding tickets until September 1st, 2021. After that, registration is non-fundable.

Can I attend just for one day?

You CAN attend for just one day and however many sessions you would like, but registration is only available for the 2-day event.

Who is presenting?

Good question. We have a variety of presenters covering advanced topics such as neuroscience to the building blocks of sandtray therapy. We will be releasing the full Summit schedule very soon.

What is the schedule?

We will be training from 8:30 am to 5:30 p.m CST (Chicago time). We will be taking a break from 12-1 each day for lunch. You’ll have 30 minutes between breakout sessions to get a snack, visit our virtual vendor booths, or network with fellow sandtray nerds.

What previous attendee's had to say!

What a wonderful summit. I am so ready for next year.

Lori DeBlaker

These two days were amazing

Helen ercolino

I am so lucky that I found this. I feel so much better and more confident in myself and that I am a good therapist and I can do this!!!

Becky Pein

The summit was amazing. So glad I signed up and came! It was nice meeting people and putting voices to Facebook name 🙂 Thank you Summit crew

TANYA ROSS

Learned so much!! The summit was a shot in the arm that was well needed! Thank you thank you thank you

Wendi Elliott

Thank you Amy and tech and support and speakers!!! See you next year

MELISSA SNYDER

yayyy it was amazing!

Becca Bowers

This was INCREDIBLE! Thank you so much!!!

Susan Kruk

Thank you! so much

Meredith Concepcion

This was an amazing conference - The best conference - loved last year - this was Best except for in person hugs. Looking forward to Fall 2020!! Thank you Thank you Amy and team!!!

Kay Gottrich LCPC

What a wonderful summit. I am so ready for next year.

Lori DeBlaker

These two days were amazing

Helen ercolino

I am so lucky that I found this. I feel so much better and more confident in myself and that I am a good therapist and I can do this!!!

Becky Pein

The summit was amazing. So glad I signed up and came! It was nice meeting people and putting voices to Facebook name 🙂 Thank you Summit crew

TANYA ROSS

Learned so much!! The summit was a shot in the arm that was well needed! Thank you thank you thank you

Wendi Elliott

This was an amazing conference - The best conference - loved last year - this was Best except for in person hugs. Looking forward to Fall 2020!! Thank you Thank you Amy and team!!!

Kay Gottrich LCPC

Thank you Amy and tech and support and speakers!!! See you next year

MELISSA SNYDER

yayyy it was amazing!

Becca Bowers

This was INCREDIBLE! Thank you so much!!!

Susan Kruk

Thank you! so much

Meredith Concepcion

Don't delay - get in NOW on your favorite virtual event:

Sandtray Summit Online Experience

November 6th and 7th, 2021

Don't delay - be the first 300 to sign up and get cool stuff sent your way!

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?