Here and Now of Sandtray Therapy
Oakland, California

Two Day Workshop:
Saturday and Sunday, June 3 & 4, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Limited to 4 participants
Presenter: Karen E Pernet LCSW, RPT-S
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About the Workshop
Sandtray therapy is a process-oriented experience, which activates the senses, emotions, creativity, and intellect. The sandtray therapy process creates a place where expression of needs and wants is not dependent upon words.

Using a container of sand and a world composed of miniatures, the creator builds a three dimensional picture, which comes from different dimensions of consciousness. The therapist and the builder of the world are co- explorers.

The training will be experiential and didactic and is limited to 4 participants. No experience needed.

  • History, theory and rationale of sandtray therapy
  • Setting up a space and a collection; conducting sandtray sessions
  • Developing skills and facilitating growth through the creation and exploration of personal sandtrays
  • Using sandtray with children, adolescents, couples, and families
  • Integrating sandtray into your theoretical approach

Friday and Saturday, June 24 & 25, 2016 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
3725 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602


  • Regular Registration Fee: $350 (paid after 5/1/17)
  • Early Bird Registration Fee: $325 (paid by 5/1/17)

To Register
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Cancellation Policy
Full refund if canceled 4 weeks before training, minus $50 administrative fee; after that date there will be no refund unless space is filled from the waiting list.

Continuing Education
All trainings provide CEs for mental health professionals. Training are co-sponsored by Sierra Institute for Gestalt Therapy and approved by the American Psychological Association for psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, LPCs. APA is approved by California Board of Behavioral Science to provide CEs.  There is an additional $25 fee for CEs.
Provider for Association for Play Therapy-APT approved provider 09-241. There is no extra charge for APT CEs.

Karen Pernet, LSCW, RPT-S #23635
Karen Pernet has been in practice for over 25 years & specializes in play therapy & sandtray for people of all ages. She uses her training as a Gestalt Therapist and  a Somatic Experiencing  Practitioner (SEP) to enhance the sandtray experience. Her trainings have been described as lively, encouraging, responsive to individual needs, informative, interactive  and welcoming.