Sunday, April 1, 2018

Dr. Roz will present at the free School Safety Summit on 4.20.18

Register for the free School Safety Summit on 4.20.18...

Dr. Roz will present a seminar for mental health professionals on sandtray & rituals in schools and mentl

April 20th has been deemed a National Day of Action in the US. It’s the 19th anniversary of the school shooting at Columbine High School and a day that many communities are planning events designed at keeping kids safer in schools. A number of us have put together a School Safety Summit with the help of play therapist Jen Taylor in Hawaii.

There are two tracks: one for mental health professionals, and one for parents and teachers (the mental health track also incorporates the talks from the ones for parents and teachers on bullying prevention and claming children in the classroom). I’ll be talking about using sandtray and rituals with groups after traumatic events. Its a politics free event focused entirely on how mental health professionals can respond to the needs of their communities.

Some of the experts on mental health and play therapy will be talking about:
1)Working with children with extreme rage that might be at risk for perpetrating gun violence;
2)Using play therapy groups in schools to promote
kindness; and
3)Interventions designed for communities dealing
with mass grief.  

Follow this link: (
to register for free. If you cant make it then, you can find out how to get the information at a later date.

Please feel free to share this with your clients and local schools and challenge them to take action by registering for free: (

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