The Hero’s Journey

with Facilitators Carina Conradie and Jean Parkinson
Symbol Work and Sandplay Therapy – Continuing Education Opportunity!

Every hero must have the courage to be alone, to take the journey for himself. Joseph Campbell

These events are likely to fill up fast so book your place soon.

Saturday 25 July 2020
The Departure of the Hero – Exploring the call to adventure and the hero’s response to this call as expressed in the creative therapies, with a specific focus on sandplay therapy.

Sunday 26 July 2020
The Initiation Phase of the Hero – Where the journey has now begun with trials and tribulations; Focus on the feminine hero using a well-known story.

Saturday 26 September 2020
The Return of the Hero – What does this imply in the therapeutic process; Focus on Maori mythology.

Venue: Venue: Southwell School, 200 Peachgrove Rd, Claudelands, Hamilton

Cost: $200.00 per day (morning tea included, BYO lunch); $500.00 for all three days

How to book

Expressions of interest: Please email Carina Conradie – iconradie@xtra.co.nz
Registration and payment for Day 1: Please ensure this before 18 July 2020

Please note: These programs meet the training standards of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy,
as founded by Dora Kalff, and learning hours count towards ISST Certification and practice Supervision hours.

For more information, click here to download the brochure or email: info@sandplayaotearoa.co.nz



Professional training workshop: Introduction to Sandtray Therapy

Jean Parkinson, MAAT
Certified Sandplay Therapist and Teaching Member (ISST); Registered Art Psychotherapist (ANZACATA) in private practice
Click here for more about Jean

Date: Wednesday & Thursday 9 & 10 September 2020, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Venue: Seminar Room, School of Psychology, Massey University, Level 3, North Shore Library Building, Albany Village, Auckland

Overview of the training:
In this introductory training Jean will introduce the origins of sandtray as a therapeutic modality and applications for across a wide range of populations.

Training will include:

  • The history of sand-tray and its theoretical underpinnings
  • Differentiation of sand-tray from Sandplay Therapy
  • Common applications of sand-tray as a therapy modality
  • Understanding various ways that symbol work and sand-tray can be used in assessment, therapy and supervision
  • Using symbols without sand as well as sand-tray with children and young people
  • Adaptations of sand-tray across therapeutic modalities (psychodynamic, CBT, narrative therapy, trauma processing models)
  • Use of sand-tray for reflective practice and in supervision

This two-day workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in creating their own directed sand-trays. There is a maximum number of attendees (20) in order to allow small experiential groups, and for all participants to create their own tray and the observers to practice reflective responses. Participants will be invited to write a reflection of their experiences. Note: This workshop will be followed later in the year by a more advanced sandtray workshop.

$500 for professionals
$450 for Massey University staff (permanent and fixed term)
$250 for students (Full-time students only)

Morning and afternoon tea is provided and included in the fee. Certificates of attendance are provided to all attendees who complete the workshop.

Numbers are limited and places will be allocated in order of receipt of registration.

Click here to register


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