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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Thursday, November 6 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
Miniatures, Myth & Meaning in Sandplay Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapies

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ROOM 714

This presentation provides an overview of the tools, technique, and process of sandplay therapy along with related expressive arts modalities with special emphasis on the therapeutic use of miniatures. Exploring the theme of the miniature in myth and fairytale and elucidating the archetype of the tiny hero, participants will deepen their understanding of what accounts for the therapeutic potency of the small, diminutive figures and symbols used in sandplay therapy, floor games, and related sandtray therapies. The art of creating a miniature collection for use in clinical practice will be discussed, from the practicalities of what figures to include and where to find them, to maintaining and tending a collection, to understanding how the collection mirrors the personality of the therapist and enhances the therapeutic transference. This workshop will incorporate hands-on experiential activities including miniature and sandtray making, individual expression with miniatures, and collaborative sandtray exercises. Participants will be able to take home their creations to use in their own therapeutic practices. 


This Master Class is part of the multiple-session, 4-day Immersive Training: Archetypal Approaches in the Expressive Arts TherapiesRegistration is available separately for each day


Betty Jackson, LSW, CST-T

Betty Jackson, LSW, CST-T, is a certified teaching member of Sandplay Therapists of America and the International Society for Sandplay Therapy with over 35 years of experience working in school, mental health, and private practice settings. She has presented on sandplay therapy nationally and internationally and has authored articles for The Journal of Sandplay Therapy. Betty is currently in private practice in southeastern Pennsylvania, where... Read More →

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway, New York, NY