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Thu, Jun 06


Rising Tide Training Room

IN PERSON: Sandtray 101 Across the Lifespan

IN PERSON: Sandtray 101 Across the Lifespan
IN PERSON: Sandtray 101 Across the Lifespan

Time & Location

Jun 06, 2024, 8:30 AM CDT – Jun 08, 2024, 4:00 PM CDT

Rising Tide Training Room, 204 S 24th St, Rogers, AR 72758, USA

About the event

18 Credit Hours APT Approved Provider 17-515 

PLEASE READ: Sand tray book, sand tray, & sand will be provided by Rising Tide at the time of the event.

CE Credit will not be awarded to those who are not mental health professionals. Completed evaluation will be required for credit for all participants.

** NOTE: A minimum of 10 participants is necessary for this training to be held; if registration numbers do not meet this minimum, the training will be canceled **


Kay Pantier, MSE, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S™, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Trauma Specialist has 16 years of practice as a licensed counselor working with children and families. She has a Master’s degree in education from the University of Central

Arkansas and a Master’s degree in counseling and marriage and family therapy from John Brown University. Kay specializes in working with complex trauma and attachment. She additionally has 25 years as an educator in public schools where she was a teacher and administrator. Kay is a counselor, trainer and supervisor. She has a diversity of training in EMDR, Level 1 Theraplay, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and Emotion Focused Therapy. She utilizes a foundation of

attachment theory and neurosciences in the healing process. Sandtray therapy is an integral part of her counseling and training. Kay is a member of the Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas Mental Health Professionals, The World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals and The Association for Play Therapy. She previously served as an adjunct professor for John Brown University in the graduate counseling program where she taught play therapy classes.

Due to the presenter's credentials, this training will be conducted under the ACA code of ethics, the AAMFT code of ethics and the APT Best Practices.


Expressive art techniques are helpful tools in the hands of licensed therapists. Sandtray is a valuable tool for working with clients across the lifespan. This training is an introduction to the use of sandtray and is designed for the therapist and play therapist who has little or no training or experience in the use of sandtray. Lecture, group and didactic experiences are part of the training. Participants will build and process multiple sandtrays during the 3 day training. Experiential activities are an integral part of the training and will give participants the tools to use in working with clients immediately.


1. Identify the rationale for using Sandtray in clinical practice and Play Therapy with clients across the lifespan

2. Analyze the impact of Sandtray on the brain and attachment

3. Summarize the therapeutic benefits of Sandtray in clinical practice and Play Therapy sessions

4. Explain the history of Sandtray

5. Identify the materials and supplies needed for Sandtray

6. Identify how to set up your Sandtray materials and space

7. Compare the differences in Sandtray and Sandplay

8. Connect Child Centered Play Therapy Theory and Sandtray

9. Apply the protocol for conducting Sandtray in clinical practice and Play Therapy sessions

10. Apply the Therapeutic Powers of Play to the practice of sandtray in clinical practice

11. Participate in experiential Sandtray exercises that can be incorporated in clinical practice and Play Therapy


Day 1

June 6, 2024

8:00 – 8:30 Registration and sign in

8:30 – 9:00 Introductions and Housekeeping

9:00 – 9:30 Experiential Activity and Tray

9:30 – 10:30 History of Sandtray and Benefits

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:45 Trauma and Sandtray

11:45 – 12:00 Experiential Tray

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00 – 1:15 Process Experiential Tray

1:15 – 2:15 The Brain and Sandtray

2:15 – 2:30 Experiential Tray and Processing

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 3:15 Changing the Brain with sandtray

3:15 – 3:45 Experiential Tray and Processing

3:45 – 4:00 Questions and sign out

Day 2

June 7, 2024

8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Sign in

8:30 – 8:45 Questions and comments from day 1

8:45 – 9:15 Attachment and Sandtray

9:15 – 9:45 Experiential Tray and processing

9:45 – 10:15 Sandtray materials and figures

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:00 Sandtray materials and figures

11:00 – 11:30 Experiential Tray and processing

11:30 – 11:45 Protocol for conducting sandtray

11:45 – 12:00 Questions from the morning

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 Protocol for conducting a sandtray session using Child Centered Play Therapy

2:15 – 2:30 Experiential Tray

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 3:00 Experiential Tray processing

3:00 – 3:15 Sandtray worlds

3:15 – 3:45 Experiential Tray and processing

3:45 – 4:00 Questions and sign out

Day 3

June 8, 2024

8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Sign in

8:30 – 8:45 Questions and comments from days 1 and 2

8:45 – 9:30 Sandtray Processing

9:30 – 10:00 Experiential tray and processing

9:45 – 10:15 Types and styles of sandtrays

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 10:30 Types and styles of sandtrays

10:30 – 11:00 Experiential tray and processing

11:00 – 11:45 Static and dynamic sandtrays

11:45 – 12:00 Questions from the morning

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:15 Experiential activity

1:15-1:45 Rationale for sandtray use

1:45 – 2:30 Online sandtray

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 3:00 Sandtray themes

3:00 – 3:30 Experiential tray

3:30 – 4:00 Questions, walk aways, evaluations and sign out


Workshop Withdrawal:

Withdrawal requests should be submitted by email to no later than 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date in order to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee. Withdrawal requests that are submitted after 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date will not be refunded.

Participants who do not attend a workshop and do not submit a withdrawal request as outlined in the previous section prior to the completion of the workshop will not receive a refund. All refunds are processed within 7 business days of the completion of the workshop.

Workshop Cancellation:

Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room) reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment,  inclement weather, instructor illness, or instructor family emergency. Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training will email workshop students at least 5 calendar days in advance of the scheduled workshop date to notify students of the cancellation. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of paid workshop fees.

Grievance Policy:

Concerns should be addressed to Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room)), 204 S. 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72756 or 1-479-621-0301 or emailed to When a complaint, either verbally or written, is filed Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training DBA   (Rising Tide Training Room), the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution:

Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual education style being utilized, the person bringing the complaint should first address concerns with the presenter. If the presenter is not available, all comments should be placed in writing and sent to If complaints concerning the facility, or CEU's, they should be emailed to or mailed to 204 S 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72758. The Director of Education will attempt to resolve the matter in a timely manner. If the offer of resolution is not satisfactory to the person filing the complaint, then further action may be taken. In this instance, a written request for reconsideration can be sent to the attention of the Director of Education. The complaint will then be reviewed by the Director of Education and members of the training committee. A written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint. The decision of the Director of Education is final.

ADA Needs:

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our office for more information at 1-479-621-0301 or send an email to


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    This ticket includes sand and a sandtray.

    +$11.25 service fee
    Goes on sale: May 08, 12:00 AM CDT
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    Sale ends: May 08, 12:00 AM CDT
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