Course Description

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“The eye is always caught by light, but the shadows have more to say.” — Author Gregory Maguire

Join us February 20, 2021 from 10am - noon EST


We’re meeting to discuss what’s relevant and wonderful about Sandplay - as well as what makes it hard to think about working for certification. Let’s explore the mystique around Dora Kalff’s legacy. There’s a shadow that has obscured and affected people’s perception of Sandplay work. What does being a Sandplay therapist really mean? Let’s begin by asking questions about what is the core of sandplay practice? How does someone begin a process? Why go deeply into an understanding of symbols, symbolic language, the tension of the opposites, the notion of co-transference?  We’ll focus on why sandplay therapists undertake heroic journeys in sandwork with children, teens and adults. Come delve into this topic and begin to unravel some of the mysteries!


Rosalind Heiko, PhD. , RPT-S, ISST, CST-T, NCSP

Rosalind Heiko, Ph.D. (aka “Dr. Roz”) is a psychologist and Play Therapist-Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy in the US (RPT-S); a Sandplay teacher with the International Society of Sandplay Therapists (ISST) and the Sandplay Therapists of America (STA); and also holds national certification in school psychology. She trains therapists nationally and internationally. Dr. Roz is an Executive Board Member of the World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals, and has been an Executive Board member of STA. She has worked clinically with children and families for over 35 years. She has published chapters in books edited by Eliana Gil and Eric Green, as well as being an author of several articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy. Her most recent book is A Therapist’s Guide to Mapping the Girl Heroine’s Journey in Sandplay (2018), published by Rowman & Littlefield. Reach her at

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    • Description & Learning Objectives

    • Training Refund Policy

    • Tips for Completing the Course (Updated)

    • Saturday, February 20 10am - noon EST zoom link

    • Evaluation

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