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Gateways to Imagination in Sandplay Therapy: Body, Play, Relationship and Spirit

Judy Zappacosta

March 07, 2020 - March 08, 2020

Berkeley, CA, United States

This immersive experience and training in sandplay therapy is offered for mental health professionals by three certified sandplay teachers, who integrate Kalffian, and Jungian theory and practice with embodied active imagination, interactive play and ritual. This weekend intensive mirrors a short BodySoul workshop with both didactic and experiential exercises built into the curriculum as well as exposure to sandplay therapy. Expressive Arts Therapists welcome.

Accommodations are available near the Center.

CEUs: CEUs are available for California MFTs and Psychologists. Certificates of Attendance available as needed.

Dates: March 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am - March 8, 2020 @ 3:30 pm

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Judy Zappacosta

Ellen Searle LeBel, LMFT, BC-DMT, CST-Tis a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist and Teaching member of Sandplay Therapists of America and the International Society of Sandplay Therapy. Her practice is located in Arcata, California. She is the President of the Northern California Regional Sandplay Society. Ellen teaches sandplay and dance/movement therapy nationally and internationally. She has published articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy, the Journal of Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy and is an editorial board member of the American Journal of Dance Therapy. 

Jill Kaplan, MA, MFT, ISST/CST-T, has a private psychotherapy practice in San Jose, California where she specializes in child therapy and also works with adults.  She has authored several articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy, and is currently the Book Reviews editor of the Journal. Jill has taught nationally and internationally on many aspects of Sandplay, and is especially interested in the complementary teachings of Buddhism and Sandplay. She served on the STA Board of Trustees for over 10 years, and is a Past President of STA. 

Fee: NCRSS Members – $320 for  Professionals/$270 for Pre-licensed; Non NCRSS Members – $350 for Professionals/$300 for Pre-licensed

For More Information or To Register: For more information contact Judy Zappacosta at zappaj@sbcglobal.net or https://www.californiasandplay.org/training


March 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am
March 8, 2020 @ 3:30 pm
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Rudramandir Center
830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States