Date: Mar 26, 2015 9:00 am – 4:30 pm & Mar 27, 2015 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: The Ecumenical Center – 8310 Ewing Halsell Dr.
Many mental health professionals have a basic understanding of the use of the sand tray in the therapeutic setting. However, many have not had ongoing, in-depth training on understanding the process of how it works – for example, in trauma-informed work – and a wider-use with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
This training will focus on trauma-informed work, weaving in the importance of spiritual issues. Also, understanding the dynamics of using sand tray with various age ranges, a variety of client configurations (individual, joint, groups, parents, families), and what we know/believe about how the brain interacts/reacts to the sand tray therapy process.
Attendees will participate in sand tray experiences throughout both days, both in the role as a client and the sand tray therapist. Attendees are asked to bring 10-15 miniatures with them.
Linda E. Homeyer, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
Dr. Homeyer is a Professor in the Professional Counseling Program at Texas State University. She served several years on the Texas Association for Play Therapy Board of Directors and served two terms as President of the Association for Play Therapy Board of Directors. Dr. Homeyer is the 2013 recipient of APT’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Director Emerita in 2014. In addition to teaching internationally and throughout the United States, she was named an Honorary Professor of International Studies by Texas State University in 2014. Dr. Homeyer has authored many books, chapters, and journal articles in the area of play therapy and sandtray therapy and many have been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Spanish. Her current areas of interest include exploring spirituality in play therapy.