Module 3:

Introduction To Sandtray Therapy

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Become a play therapist.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the participant with a brief understanding of sandtray therapy basics, including covering the history and prominent literature in the field of sandtray therapy, categories of miniatures, setting up the sandtray room in conjunction with the playroom as well as facilitative skills used with sandtray therapy and the sandtray protocol.


This course will also cover neurobiology, where participants will be able to discuss how it impacts the work of the therapist in sandtray.    

Course Objectives

  1. To understand and cite the history of sandtray therapy

  2. To learn about and describe the sand tray-based playroom

  3. To understand and discuss categories of miniatures and issues regarding selection

  4. To identify how the brain interacts and responds to the use of sandtray



The course is open to professionals of the mental health fields; including psychologists, counsellors, social workers, physicians, child life specialists, nurses, and occupational therapists.

Participants should have at least a Bachelor’s or higher degree in an area of mental health related education, be currently practicing in the field, and have attended Module 1 – Introduction to Play Therapy.



  1. Multimedia Lectures

  2. Trainings with opportunities for self-reflection and group discussion

  3. Individual and group activities for processing


Certification of Attendance

Certificate of Attendance - will be presented to the participant at the end of each course.

Certificate of Completion - upon completion of additional requirements such as assignments and supervision sessions.

Certificate in Play Therapy - Certificate of Completion for all modules are required.


Certificate Recognition

This Certificate of Attendance is awarded by Healing Hearts Centre and certificate training hours are recognised both by the Association for Play Therapy (USA) and by the Association for Play Therapy (Singapore) for the individual who is working towards their Registered Play Therapist qualifications.

General Course Schedule

9am - 12pm Session

12pm - 1pm  Lunch

1pm - 3pm Session

3pm - 330pm Break

330pm - 530pm Session

Course Trainer

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Abigail Lee

Founder of Healing Hearts Centre