Monday, May 30, 2016

NC Sandplay Training sponsored presentation at the STA National Conference:

Creating Inner Harmony in the Midst of Emotional Tempests: The Cadence of Intentional Practice
 Rosalind L. Heiko, Ph.D., CST-T & Shannon K. Yockey, LCSW, CST
Saturday, June 4 from 1:30 to 3 pm

   Attuned play therapists enhance the rhythm of creating sand scenes, engaging in symbolic play and gaining deeper insights by deliberately and respectfully inviting client participation in mindfulness practice within current affective neurobiological and self-regulation frameworks. 
   Utilizing Buddhist, Jewish and Christian meditational traditions, we explore targeted therapeutic interventions with traumatized children using mindfulness, guided visualization and EMDR techniques.
   Didactic presentation of mindful practices through three traditions will be enhanced by experiential play therapy exercises. Poetry, storytelling, guided imagery, simple movement, music and spiritual meditation will offer workshop participants powerful means to incorporate these forms of mindfulness in everyday personal and clinical practice.

Learning Objectives
1. Gain a deeper understanding of Dan Siegel’s “Window of Tolerance” and how that applies to       children’s deep work in Play Therapy and Sandplay.
2. Learn meaningful and practical ways to involve parents and guardians in their children's inner healing journey. 
3. Enhance participants’ skills in creatively developing guided mindfulness and EMDR resourcing strategies in their own practice with children.

JOIN US!


SANDPLAY THERAPISTS OF AMERICA 2016 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Connecting Body, Mind, and Spirit Through Sandplay
  June 2 to 5, 2016    Chicago/ Skokie, Illinois

Skokie Doubletree Hotel
9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT for psychologists,
professional counselors, social workers, marriage and family
therapists, as well as Association for Play Therapy (APT) credits

Thursday, June 2 - Sunday, June 5, 2016
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Pre-conference Workshops
Thursday, June 2

Conference opens Thursday evening, June 2 with the 
Dora Kalff Honorary Lecture delivered by Martin Kalff
Conference ends at noon, Sunday, June 5.



Heiko Chapter "Tempered in the Fire: Clinical Burnout" in Counseling Families: Play-Based Treatment, Eds. Eric Green et al.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Dr. Heiko is delighted to present at the Third Annual Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute April 2015


                   www.drheiko.com





REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

April 10 - 12,  2015

TWO CONFERENCES
SAME WEEKEND & LOCATION

- PLAY THERAPY APPROACHES
- EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPIES

SPECIAL FOCUS: TRAUMA TREATMENT 
ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

Arlington, VA
(Just minutes from the Washington, DC 
Cherry Blossom Festival)



Chairperson
Eliana Gil, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S, ATR


INVITED FACULTY INCLUDES

David A. Crenshaw, PhD, RPT-S
Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S
Rosalind L. Heiko, PhD, CST-T, NCSP
Dafna Lender, LCSW
Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S


KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Integrating Directive & Nondirective Approaches 
in Working with Traumatized Children

Sueann Kenney-Noziska, LCSW, RPT-S





Co-Sponsored By


"Experiential learning is unlike any other form 
of professional education.  Knowing theory is
essential, but experiencing the process directly,  
before using it with clients, makes all the difference." 
- Eliana Gil, Institute Chairperson





Saturday, February 2, 2013

NC Sandplay Training held our first Annual Conference on May 3 & 4, 2013 in at the Center for Community Leadership in Raleigh, NC.

The conference featured Eliana Gil as one of the presenters, and this was her first appearance in Raleigh!  She is a distinguished Faculty Member, and brought her special brand of warmth, dedication, and national & international experience to the conference.  We gathered together faculty who were experienced in crafting deep and effective therapeutic relationships...and who playfully transmitted this experience to conference participants through presentation, case material, video clips, experiential exercises, and Live-Time Case Consultation.  This was a ground-breaking opportunity to grow our craft in mental health services.



Rosalind L. Heiko, Ph.D., 
STA Teaching Member
ISST Teaching Member
Approved Consultant (Teaching Member), ASCH
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
www.drheiko.com