Washington Association for Play Therapy

 Promoting the Healing Power of Play in Washington

July Networking Meeting: Therapeutic Uses of Sand Tray in Play Therapy

  • July 16, 2015
  • Seattle & Olympia

Seattle Meeting:
Thursday July 16th, 2015

7:00- 8:45pm

Seattle Youth & Family Therapy 

1707 N 45th St 

Seattle, WA 98103

(Entrance is in back of building, in the Wells Fargo parking lot)

South Sound Meeting:
Thursday July 16th 
5:30 - 7:30pm

Olympia Therapy, LLC 

1534 Bishop Road SW

Tumwater WA 98512


Discussion Group Topic: 

Therapeutic Uses of Sand Tray in Play Therapy


1.5 Free APT CEUs** for APT Members


Come join us as we discuss how to use the sand tray in play therapy with children. Have some of your cases in mind as we discuss therapeutic uses and approaches to understanding sand tray.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the therapeutic uses of sand tray in play therapy
  • Identify useful prompts for sand tray creation that will target specific individual problems
  • Discuss approaches to understand sand scenes including transference and countertransference


Students are highly encouraged to attend. If you are new to play therapy or still learning, please come with your curiosity and questions. 

The Seattle meeting will be facilitated by WAAPT President-Elect Elizabeth Peixoto, MS, LMHC. Elizabeth Peixoto is Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Seattle called Seattle Youth and Family Therapy. She has been working with children and families therapeutically for nine years and specializes in anxiety, depression, aggressive behaviors, adjustment difficulties, and trauma. 

The South Sound Meeting will be facilitated by WAAPT President Cary McAdams-Hamilton, LMHC, RPT-S. Ms. McAdams-Hamilton has been using child-centered play therapy and experiential play-based activities to treat trauma in children for fourteen years. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience.




Social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, nurses, interns, undergraduate and graduate students

** Students: Did you Know?? That you can begin to accrue APT Approved CEs that will count toward your RPT credential even

before you graduate with your Master's Degree?! 


Cost: Free!!!

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