This course is included in the 2017 Play Therapy All Access Pass.


Play Therapy Summit All Access Pass

Course description

** This course is being retired.  In order to obtain APT credit, you must complete the course by March 1, 2020.**

In this video interview, Amy Flaherty provides an introduction to adding SandTray interventions to your play therapy toolbox.  Amy explains the basics of getting started in SandTray therapy including getting a sandtray, choosing miniatures and how to use these techniques in your play therapy practice.  Amy explains how SandTray methods work together with our knowledge of brain functioning to improve behaviors. 

Learning Objectives:

1.  Understand how the structure of the right and left brain affects processing in sandtray therapy and why that is helpful in play therapy practice.

2. Learn why solution focused therapy is a natural fit for sandtray therapy and how to incorporate sandtray into play therapy sessions.

3. Gain 5 new techniques to use solution focused therapy in the sand  with all ages in play therapy.


Reviews (7)

by Latonia Edwards

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by Latonia Edwards

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by Colleen McCay

by Audrey Gregan

Loved Loved Loved this training! I am always wanting to know more about Sandtray, and this training helped to give me the nudge to explore more, and look at seriously getting certified. Thanks so much!

by Delores Williams

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Amy Flaherty, LPE-I, RPT

Amy Flaherty, LPE-I, RPT

Guest Speaker

Amy Flaherty is a Licensed Psychological Examiner-Independent, and a RPT in Northeast Arkansas. She has been working with children as well as adults in the outpatient counseling setting for over 10 years. Amy taught intensive play therapy classes for the past several years. In addition to the 150 hours of classes she completed to earn her play therapy credential, she also studied under Theresa Kestly at the Sandtray Institute of New Mexico, completing over 100 hours of intensive study of how the brain works in sandtray and play therapy. Amy blogs and speaks regularly about all things sandtray and play therapy and was featured on the website of the Association of Play Therapy for her work with Pam Dyson of the DFW Center for Play Therapy. Amy is a dynamic, interactive speaker, weaving real life case studies with brain-informed research to provide an overall understanding of play therapy.

Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Services is an Approved Provider with the Association for Play Therapy. (APT Approved Provider 12-331).  Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals only as listed in each course description.  Courses that do not qualify for play therapy credit are clearly listed. 

Jennifer Taylor has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 6928.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly marked.  Jennifer Taylor is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Course Contents

1 Video

1 Survey

1 Quiz

4 Texts

2 PDFs

1 Audio