Oakland, California

One Day Workshop: Friady May 4, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Limited to 4 participants
Presenter: Karen E Pernet LCSW, RPT-S
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About the Workshop

As our communities become more diverse, therapists need to be comfortable exploring our own culture and its effect of our work. The goal of this training is to use the modality of sandtray to create a safe space where participants are able to reflect on her or his own culture-defined as a “a broad multidimensional concept that includes ethnicity, race, gender, social class, sexual orientation and so on.”  The training is highly experiential:  each person will create an individual sandtray and discuss both the content and the process.  As a group we will engage in a conversation relating our own culture to our work as play and talk therapists.

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 a Somatic Experiencing  Practitioner (SEP) to enhance the sandtray experience. Karen has a personal as well as a professional interest in the topic of culture and diversity.

Fees: $80; 3 CEs for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LPCs @$25 additional charge. CEs are through SICGT.  Approved by the Association of Play Therapy APT provider 09-241 (no extra fee) Fee includes delicious snacks and handouts.

3725 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602


  • Registration Fee: $80 (no CEs)

  • Registration Fee: $105 (3 CEs)

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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.

Continuing Education
All trainings provide CEs for mental health professionals. Training are co-sponsored by Sierra Institute for Contemporary 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

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

Karen Pernet, LSCW,RPT-S #23635
Karen Pernet has been in practice for over 25 years & is a national CCPT & Filial Therapy trainer. She was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Contribution to FT Practice & Training Award. Her trainings have been described as lively, encouraging, responsive to individual needs, informative, interactive & fun.