The Maryland/DC Association for Play Therapy presents:
Stories in the Sand:
Using Sandtray Therapy to Enhance Play Therapy
William McNulty, LCSW-C, RPT-S
Saturday May 18, 2013 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Reginald S. Lourie Center
12301 Academy Way Rockville, MD 20852
Check-in and Breakfast will begin at 8:30 am!
This workshop will present relevant information on the
technique of sandtray therapy and how it can be
integrated into a play therapist’s repertoire. Specifically,
the participants will learn the history of sandtray therapy
and its theoretical underpinnings, as well as explore
practical matters such as the role of therapist and how to
introduce the experience to children and their parents.
Play therapy will be highlighted as a method for assessing
a child’s ability to engage in the process of sandtray
therapy. An integrative approach will highlight the
benefit of sandtray therapy within play therapy sessions.
Case examples of both play therapy and sandtray therapy
approaches will be provided. Experiential and interactive
exercises will also be a part of the learning experience.
Participants will be able to:
Develop an understanding of the
history, theoretical underpinnings,
and practical aspects of materials
needed to conduct sandtray therapy
from a Jungian perspective.
Understand the role of the therapist,
including what are benefits of using
sandtray therapy with clients and
how using this technique can
enhance the play therapy experience
of the child.
Incorporate various uses of sandtray
therapy including group sandtray,
amplification of symbols, self
exploration and spontaneous and
directive sandtrays into a play
About the Presenter:
Bill received his MSW from the University of Maryland in Baltimore School of Social Work, his MA in Psychology from Salisbury State
University, and his BA in Psychology from Shippensburg University. Bill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maryland and
in the District of Columbia and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor through the Association for Play Therapy.
Bill is a past president of the Maryland-DC Branch of the Association for Play Therapy and has been an active board member of the
association since 2003. He has presented several papers throughout his clinical career. He has authored the book chapters “Superheroes
and Sandplay: Using the Archetype Through the Healing Journey” in Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy and “Harry Potter
and the Prisoner Within: Helping Children with Traumatic Loss” in Popular Culture in Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Play-Based
Fee includes 6 CE credits and continental breakfast!
CONTINUING EDUCATION: This activity is being co-sponsored by IDEALS/National Institute of Relationship Enhancement (NIRE) and the MD/DC
Association for Play Therapy. IDEALS/National Institute of Relationship Enhancement is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer
continuing education for psychologists; NIRE maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The National Institute of Relationship Enhancement
(NIRE) has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category I continuing education programs. The National
Institute of Relationship Enhancement (NIRE) is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National
Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. NBCC Provider #: NIRE 5560 IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the Association for Play
Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider 95-009. IDEALS/NIRE maintains responsibility for this program.
Registration Deadline: May 10, 2013
For questions or more information see our website: www.mddcapt.org
For directions please visit: www.louriecenter.org