Oakland, CA
Sunday, January 6, 2019 – 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM 4CEs
Limited to 4 participants
Presenter: Karen E Pernet LCSW, RPT-S


Imagine your sandtray as a living world, filled with dramas, dichotomies and metaphors. Explore polarities, take part in creative experiments and discover possible meanings. Workshop will include discussion of Gestalt therapy, individual creation of sandtrays with the trainer processing each tray and demonstrating Gestalt Therapy techniques and interventions.

Karen Pernet has been in practice for over 25 years and specializes in play therapy and sandtray for people of all ages. She uses her training as a Gestalt Therapist and as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) to enhance the sandtray experience. Her trainings have been described as safe, lively, encouraging, responsive to individual needs, informative, interactive and welcoming. One participant said “Excellent experiential introduction to a Gestalt approach to play therapy.” Another said “Thanks to Karen for her wisdom and know how and obvious pleasure in this work.”


  1. Develop the skill of silently creating personal sandtrays to use in your play and talk therapy practice
  2. Describe at least 3 characteristics that Gestalt Therapy/Gestalt Play Therapy and Sandtray Therapy have in common
  3. List 2 characteristics of Gestalt Therapy/Gestalt Play Therapy
  4. Name and use 1 Gestalt Therapy/Gestalt Play Therapy technique that can be utilized in processing a sandtray.

Trainer: Karen Pernet LCSW, RPT-S
Time and Date: 10 AM-2:30 PM Sunday January 6, 2019
Location: 3725 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland 94602
Fee: $150-Lunch included. *$25 additional for CEs.
Limited to 4 participants to provide individual attention
Fee includes lunch, delicious snacks and handouts.
Prerequisite: Experience with Sandtray or Gestalt Therapy
Register: Credit card charges through Pay Pal. To pay by check, please contact Karen via email so she reserves your spot and then mail a check to: Karen Pernet 3725 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA.
4CEs - $25 additional charge.
4 credits approved by Association for Play Therapy APT 09-241 no additional fee
Cancellation Policy: Full refund if canceled 20 days in advance minus $50 administrative fee; after that date there will be no refund unless space is filled from the waiting list.
Questions: Contact Karen at 510-923-0520 or

All trainings provide CEs for mental health professionals. Karen Pernet is on the faculty of Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy. SICGT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychologists may receive continuing education credit for this workshop. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) recognizes APA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs, MFTs and LPCCs. Partial credit cannot be given.

Growth through Play Therapy is a provider for Association for Play Therapy-APT approved provider 09-241. There is no extra charge for APT CEs.

This workshop and presenter have no conflict of interest in presenting this workshop, nor is there any commercial support.


  • Registration Fee: $150
  • 4 CEs @$25 from SICGT