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Cost: $870.00

  • Save $50.00 when you sign up for entire series.
  • Includes CE/Clock hours for licensure renewal and APT hours
  • Payment plan available (add $50)
    • Cost split into 3 payments over 3 consecutive months beginning with first payment made no later than July 11, 2016 2 weeks prior to start of the first class.
    • Payments:
      • 1. $500.00
      • 2. $210.00
      • 3. $210.00 (Includes the $50.00 payment plan fee)


Gita Dorothy Morena, PhD, LMFT, CST-T
Betty Jackson, LSW, CST-T

Training location:

Sephardic Bikur Holim
425 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Time: Registration: 8:30 am – 9 am, Training: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Training Schedule:

*Must register for each seminar individually via our “Calendar” Tab on our website.*

Wisdom of Oz – 2 day

Gita Dorothy Morena, PhD, LMFT, CST-T

July 25 & 26, 2016 | Cost: $300.00

Social Workers/Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists CE Hours: 12

NBCC: 12 Clock Hours/1.2 CEUs

Day #1 Returning Home, Themes of Integration in Sandplay & Play Therapy:

New York Sandtray/Sandplay Series

New York Sandtray/Sandplay Series

The Return phase of the hero’s journey is a critical time for reintegration into society. It resembles issues that arise and must be addressed at the completion of a therapeutic process. Many do not realize that Dorothy’s journey in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz continues in Baum’s 13 other Oz stories. In this workshop Dr. Morena presents an overview of the Oz saga, drawing insight from this quintessential fairy tale to examine the Return phase of the archetypal journey and apply this wisdom to the issues that arise in a therapeutic process. She shows how clinicians can recognize and deal with these issues both symbolically and clinically to facilitate their clients return and integration into daily life. Themes of return and ongoing integration are illustrated with sandplay and play therapy case material.

Day #2 Archetypal Imagery in Sandplay and Play Therapy:

Drawing insight from L. Frank Baum’s quintessential American fairy tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dr. Morena explores Dorothy’s journey into this magical land as a metaphor for Joseph Campbell’s hero’s Journey, Carl Jung’s individuation process and the honoring of feminine values. Dorothy and her companions are seen as symbolic aspects of the psyche that need to be identified, healed, and integrated into wholeness. Examples from sandplay and play therapy case material and opportunities for engaging with the story in a personal way are included to show how Oz imagery expresses issues that emerge during the journey home to wholeness.

Dimensions of Containment & Tales of Sand & Water – 2 day

Betty Jackson, LSW, CST-T

August 22 & 23, 2016 | Cost: $300.00

Social Workers/Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists CE Hours: 12

NBCC: 12 Clock Hours/1.2 CEUs

Day #1 Dimensions of Containment – Symbolic Meaning of Sandtray in Play Therapy & Jungian Sandplay

This course offers an in-depth exploration of the theme of therapeutic containment in the practice of Play Therapy and Jungian Sandplay, examining how clinical issues of securing privacy, confidentiality, trust, emotional safety, and positive transference are visually and tangibly symbolized by the sandtray and the imagery clients create within it. It explores practical and symbolic aspects of the sandtray as a therapeutic container, examining the rationale for its shape, color, size, and function. The question of what it means when clients choose or decline work in the sandtray will be addressed. Visual imagery representing the securing, disruption, and repair of therapeutic containment will be explored.

Day #2 Tales of Sand & Water – Fundamental Elements in Play Therapy & Jungian Sandplay

This course addresses the multi-facetted use of sand and water in the practice of play therapy and Jungian Sandplay, exploring their archetypal symbolism and examining how and why clients approach or avoid tactile engagement with these elements during therapy. The extent to which tactile engagement with the sand reflects the clients’ degree of ego stability and the extent to which inclusion of water mirrors the flow of emotion will be explored. Particular attention will be given to the interplay between these two elements and how they help facilitate cathartic release of emotion within the safety of the therapeutic relationship. This course includes presentation of case material of clients who were able to access and work through trauma by engaging almost exclusively with sand and water, using few, if any miniatures in their respective Sandplay processes.

Understanding Symbolic Imagery in Sandtray Play Therapy & Jungian Sandplay

Betty Jackson, LSW, CST-T

September 21, 2016 | Cost: $160.00

Social Workers/Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists CE Hours: 6

NBCC: 6 Clock Hours/0.6 CEUs

This workshop addresses how to understand symbolic imagery created by clients in Sandtray Play therapy and Jungian Sandplay. It will review the myriad aspects the therapist must pay attention to, including the choice of dry or wet sand, formations in the sand, miniature figure choices & placement, narrative, and sequential progression of themes, illustrating each aspect with case material. A simple tracking form that can be used with both Sandtray Play Therapy and Jungian Sandplay will be demonstrated.

Also discussed will be the various interpretive faculties the Sandtray Play therapist or Jungian Sandplay therapist must cultivate in order to understand symbolic imagery; cognition, intuition, affective response, and body response. Issues related to interpretation will be explored, emphasizing the value of delayed or withheld interpretation in clinical practice.

Jungian Theory through the Lens of Sandplay

Non-Play Therapy – No APT Credits for this training

Betty Jackson, LSW, CST-T

November 17, 2016 | Cost: $160.00

Social Workers/Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists CE Hours: 6

NBCC: 6 Clock Hours/0.6 CEUs

This workshop introduces participants to basic Jungian theory of the personality, exploring how those parts of the personality are symbolically represented in Sandtray Play therapy and Jungian Sandplay. The workshop will include and experiential exercise designed to reinforce participant understanding of the aspects of persona, shadow, ego, anima, animus, and the Self. Both functional and dysfunctional representations of these aspects of personality will be illustrated through child and adult case material. The workshop will include an in depth case study of an adult woman who longs for a child but is challenged to make peace with the possibility that this may not happen for her.

ADA Accommodations: Please let us know at least three weeks in advance of ADA needs.

Cancellation Policy: Written cancellation must be received in our office at least ten working days prior to the training. A $25.00 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. Otherwise, a voucher will be given. If you do not notify us a minimum of ten business days prior to the training of your intent to cancel, you will not receive a refund or credit.

Continuing Education:

CBPS is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category I continuing education programs; CBPS is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. CBPS solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Provider #5763; approved by the National Association of School Psychologists, approval #1067; approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California to offer CEUs for MFCCs and LCSWs. Approval #PCE 1466. APT Approved Provider 97-034. CBPS is recognized by SED’s State Board for Social Work in New York as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (provider #0122). CBPS maintains responsibility for this training.

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