Discovering Sandtray Therapy for Adults in Your Clinical Practice

By Jim Broderick
Discovering Sandtray Therapy for Adults in Your Clinical Practice

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  • The training occurred and was well received by the participants:
  • CEU ratings regarding Course Content and the Quality of the Instructor were Significantly Above Average.
  • All the participants would recommend this course to a friend or colleague.

Student Comments:

"Dr. Broderick is so experienced and was very open to interacting with participants which made it even more engaging."
"Loved everything about this course! Loved the history (of sandtray) and the (sandtray) examples."
"Liked the depth of the material presented."

For more information please contact Dr. Broderick at [email protected]

Course Description:

3 CEU’s for LCSW and MFT
DATE: Fri May 3rd, 2019, 8:30am registration 9-12 Presentation
PLACE: Jewish Family Service At the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center

524 Chapala Street
For nearly a hundred years Sandtray Therapy has provided a powerful clinical tool for psychotherapists. This training will focus on an integrative clinical approach to sandtray therapy with adults which will include an overview of how to integrate psychoanalytic (classical and relational), Jungian, Humanistic/Existential (Person-Centered and Gestalt) and Cognitive Behavioral approaches in the practice of sandtray therapy. The training will also include learning the history of sandtray therapy, the materials which are essential to the development of a sandtray practice, how sandtray therapy can be adjunctive to talk therapy and documentation strategies to meet legal and ethical standards.

Participant Course Agenda:

8:30 am Welcome and Introductions
8:40 am Experiential Exercise
8:50 am Why Sand tray with Adults?
10:15 am 15 minute break
10:30 am Setting Up a Sandtray Practice
11:00 am Utilizing Sandtray from Major Psychotherapeutic Approaches
11:30 am Integration of Psychotherapeutic Approaches in Sandtray Therapy
11:50 am Wrap up and next steps

Course Objectives:

1. Participants will learn an integrative approach to sandtray therapy with adults. This includes an
overview of how to integrate psychoanalytic, Jungian, Humanistic/Existential and Cognitive
Behavioral therapeutic approaches in the practice of sandtray therapy.
2. Participants will learn which materials are essential for developing a sandtray practice.
3. Participants will learn how sandtray therapy can be adjunctive to talk therapy.
4. Participants will learn sandtray documentation strategies to meet legal and ethical standards.


Dr. Jim Broderick has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1978. He was recently Board Certified in the Clinical Psychology specialty. He worked in community mental health for over 29 years. During that time he served as Mental Health Director for two county mental health and substance abuse departments in Shasta and Santa Barbara counties. In Shasta County he supervised Psychological Interns and Postdoctoral Psychological Fellows in sandtray therapy with individuals with serious mental illness.

During his 12 years at the Pacifica Graduate Institute he was the Chair of the doctoral Clinical Psychology Program for six years which included the successful development of a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree, accredited by WASC. He is currently Adjunct Faculty and is teaching a
sandtray therapy course in Pacifica's PsyD Program.

Dr. Broderick has been practicing sandtray therapy for over 30 years. He has a private practice in Santa Barbara which includes providing an integrative approach to sandtray therapy with a variety of clinical populations. More information about Dr. Broderick and sandtray therapy can be found on his website: NASW-CA is the CEU provider. California State Board of Behavioral Services approved provider PCE44. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, or LEPs, as required by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences. No refunds are available from NASW – Santa Barbara. NASW is a  embership organization with a dual mission to: Promote, develop, and protect the practice of social work and social workers and seek to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and through its advocacy.

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