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     Jungian Sandplay Therapy Training Program

    Jungian Sandplay Therapy Training Program


    October 10th-14th 2013

    Week 1

    For the first time the Sandplay training with Dr.Barbara Turner will take place in the capital of Russia. If you have never been to Russia, this might be your chance to do it and get a high-quality training in Sandplay theory and practice. 

    General Information about the Sandplay Training Program 


    This series of trainings has been designed by Dr. Barbara Turner, Author of The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy, to provide qualified mental health professionals a thorough training in the  practice of Jungian sandplay therapy. 

    The courses begin with the assumption that the participants know very little about sandplay, and builds from there to highly advanced theoretical concepts and practical applications of the sandplay  method. Trainings are designed in five-day blocks, and can be completed as four individual segments, or as two two-week trainings. Dr. Turner always encourages   the active participation of participations in class discussions and questions, and maintains a respectful, relaxed learning environment. 

    The program consist of a well-balanced diversity of educational delivery formats that Dr. Turner has carefully crafted to support the absorption and integration of the material through multiple intelligences. This consists of richly illustrated conceptual material in PowerPoint presentations, which draws on verbal-rational and spatial intelligences. All theory is supported with sandplay case examples from Dr. Turner’s practice. Bodily-kinestheticn intelligence is activated with hands-on construction and development of symbolic materials for use in the participants’ sandplay rooms. Contemplation and depth exploration of symbolic  material awakens intrapersonal learning, and the animated class discussion and work in small group units stimulates interpersonal learning channels. 

    Each participant has the opportunity to do his or her own sandplay process work as both client and therapist, which provides the participants with the personal experience of how the psyche moves over the course of a sandplay process. Having the felt-sense of the experience of sandplay is an essential component for the well-trained sandplay therapist. In the two week format, participants do a series of five sandplays, and in the one week format, they do a series of three. 

    About the trainer


    Barbara Turner, PhD, is the author of The Handbook of Sandplay  Therapy, the  definitive text of Jungian sandplay, and the bestselling book in the field. Dr. Turner is co-author with Dr. Kristin Unnsteinsdóttir of Sandplay and Storytelling: The Impact of Creative Thinking on Children's Learning and Development, and is Editor of The Teachings of Dora Kalff: Sandplay. Recognized as an outstanding scholar, practitioner and trainer in this field, Dr. Turner teaches sandplay throughout the world. 

    Barbara Turner  began her study of Jungian sandplay therapy with the founder of the method, Dora M. Kalff, in Switzerland in 1988. Her interests and explorations of  sandplay continue to this day. Dr. Turner has done extensive research into the theory and healing process of sandplay. She focused her doctoral studies on the sandplay method, writing her dissertation on methods of understanding sandplay process.  Dr. Turner was instrumental in returning the classic books in sandplay to print, and has written scholarly articles for The Journal of Sandplay Therapy. Dr. Turner has published chapters on theoretical aspects of Jungian sandplay therapy in a number of sandplay books, and she has published instructive chapters for play therapists in two popular books on play therapy techniques. 

    Dr. Turner serves  as consultant to practicing sandplay & play therapists, and teaches the theory and principles of Jungian sandplay therapy online to clinicians through the Temenos Press Learning Center. In addition Dr. Turner is also on the faculty of the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy where she teaches Foundations & Theory of Sandplay. 

    Dr. Turner holds the Certified Sandplay Therapist – Teacher designation, the highest credential awarded by the International Society for Sandplay Therapy and The Sandplay Therapists of America. She is also recognized as a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, the highest credential awarded by the Association for Play Therapy. She is a licensed mental health clinician in the State of California and has practiced for over twenty years. 


    Week 1  

    to Sandplay Therapy

    35  continuing STA/ISST educational hours 


    Reading For Weeks 1 & II:      

    • Dora M. Kalff's, Sandplay:  A Psychotherapeutic Approach to the Psyche, 2003, Temenos Press, Cloverdale, California. 
    • Estelle L. Weinrib's, Images  of the Self: The Sandplay Therapy Process, 2004, Temenos Press, Cloverdale, California.
    • H.G. Wells' Floor Games:  A Father's Account of Play and Its Legacy of Healing,2004, Temenos Press, Cloverdale, California
    • Barbara Turner’s Handbook of Sandplay Therapy, 2005,  Temenos Press, Cloverdale, California. (The first several chapters) 

    The program contents (Weeks 1&2)

    Introduction to Sandplay Therapy - 21 hours

    Symbols in Sandplay – 7 hrs

    Tracking the Process of Psychic Change in Sandplay – 7 hrs

    Sandplay With Children & Adults – 14 hrs

    In-Depth Sandplay Case Study: Application of Principles  &   Theory to Participant Case Work – 21 hrs 

    The training venue

    The training venue is located in the center of old Moscow, in the conference room of the Ermitage Hotel

     Reservations can be made trough the Website 

    The Moscow subway is fast and has a wide net all over the city, so it will take you to any place in the shortest time. That is why you can look for a hotel anywhere you like in a walking distance from a metro station. 

    You might find this Website very helpful: 

    The using of metro may seem complicated at the first sight, but when you notice, that each line has its unique color, you will get used to that pretty soon. 
    When you change from one station to another, you have to look for a word ПЕРЕХОД ( that means TRANSFER)  or if you need to exit, just follow the signs ВЫХОД В ГОРОД (that means EXIT) 

    The closest station to the training venue is Kurskaya, that is on the brown circle line and has transfers to the stations Kurskaya of the dark blue line and Chkalovskaya of the light-green line. This means that you can easily move between the three stations in the subway area with no additional cost, but once you’re out, to get back you have to buy a new ticket. The ticket is valid for one ride until you exit the metro. There are several-ride tickets available in the metro ticket windows.

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