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2022 TSTA Conference

"Re-Experience Your World Through
Sandtray Play Therapy"

Friday, September 16 from 9am-4pm

Ruby Ranch in Buda, TX

Join TSTA in the beautiful hill country for our annual September Conference: our first in-person training since 2019! We're so excited to connect with you all as we learn more about sandtray.

Morning Session 9am-12pm

Description: This is an experiential Play Therapy workshop where participants will engage with sandtray materials to explore the tenets of Polyvagal Theory.  This workshop will delve into the Window of Tolerance and  the three states of the Autonomic Nervous System. Participants will create an Autonomic Nervous System map that can be implemented with clients, and will leave with an understanding of the brain/body connection through the lens of Play Therapy.

Catered Lunch 12-1pm

Afternoon Session 1-4pm

Bringing Together Polyvagal Theory and
Sandtray in Play Therapy

Presented by Kim Harrington-Delgado, LPC-S, RPT-S,
EMDR Consultant

Schedule + Workshop Details

Brave New World: Making Custom Miniatures for Sandtray Therapy for Play Therapy

Presented by Wanda Montemayor, LPC-S-AT, ATR-BC ATCS, RPT-S

Description: Miniatures invite viewers to take a step back and see the world from a different perspective, allowing the viewer to use their imagination while also internalizing the different possibilities in front of them. This workshop will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create personal miniature habitats with clients to be used in sandtray play therapy. Participants will be guided through the exploration of materials needed to create personal habitats in both group and individual play therapy settings. Participants will be given tools to process miniature making in a way that is playful and appropriate for all ages in play therapy. Through creating miniatures, participants will explore identity, discover their sense of belonging, create felt safety, externalize the self, develop insight, and improve self-esteem.

Fees + What's Included

$150 TSTA Members

$185 Non-Members

Your Registration Includes:

1) Admission to both workshops, for a total of 6 CEs (including all major licenses, sandtray, and play therapy)

Light breakfast and catered lunch

3) Sandtray miniatures, which you'll create yourself and take home with you!

4) The opportunity to create and witness multiple sandtray scenes - important if you're working toward certification! 

5) In-person connection and networking

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by July 31 will receive a refund minus $30 for processing fees. Cancellations made after the cut-off date will not be refunded.

The Conference Site

Ruby Ranch Lodge is located at 292 West Barlett Drive in Buda TX, about 20 minutes from Austin. The original lodge was built in the 1950s and owed by Cecil Ruby, a close childhood friend of President Lyndon B. Johnson's. LBJ was a frequent visitor to the lodge, along with many other dignitaries.
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