Our 2024 Events coming up:

Level 1: Introduction to Symbol Work and Sandplay Therapy

Open to any mental health and or health professional working with clients in a creative way or interested in creative therapies.

Sandplay therapy creates a bridge between the conscious and unconscious. Dora Kalff describes it as a “pathway to the psyche and in the hands of a properly prepared therapist, it is a powerful, invaluable modality”.

This two-day training opportunity is the beginning foundations of a creative expressive therapeutic modality.

When  4–5 May 2024, 9am–4pm
Facilitators  Carina Conradie and Jean Parkinson
Where  Hamilton – details will follow
Cost  $450.00 (morning tea included, BYO lunch).
Registration and payment  Please ensure this before 22 April 2024
(Secure your place with FULL PAYMENT) Internet banking preferred. Account details will be supplied when booking.
Contact  Carina Conradie – carinaconradienz@gmail.com

Overview of the training

In this introductory training Jean and Carina will introduce the origins of sand-tray 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 (psycho-dynamic, 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 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. 

For more information, CLICK HERE to download the brochure


Group and Individual Supervision

Group and individual supervision opportunities are available on line and face to face.

For HAMILTON and lower NORTH ISLAND (face-to-face & online) contact Carina Conradie – info@sandplayaotearoa.co.nz
For AUCKLAND upper North Island(face-to-face & online)  contact Jean Parkinson – info@sandplayaotearoa.co.nz
For other areas – (online only), contact either Carina or Jean – info@sandplayaotearoa.co.nz
For training in areas outside of Hamilton or Auckland, please contact Jean– info@sandplayaotearoa.co.nz.
A Group contract can be negotiated. Variable travel and venue costs would be included in the fee. Contact – info@sandplayaotearoa.co.nz


Click here to read about past events hosted by Sandplay Aotearoa