Therapeutic Stories in the Sand and Play Therapy: Level 1

12 CEU’s

August 3-4th, 2012

Baltimore Child Abuse Center
2300 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD.


Sponsor: Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars (APT Provider #97-034)

Instructor:  Susanne Carroll Duffy, PsyD, RPT-S

Cost: $498.00 ** Not included in Track A fee

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Workshop Description:

This is an experientially-based workshop that will provide an introduction to the Moving Stories play therapy method. The Moving Stories play therapy method is an intermodal expressive arts approach that integrates –story, sandtray and play therapy. Therapeutic stories are told with the aid of a Moving Stories kit and a sandtray as the “theater”. Moving Stories kits are baskets or decorated boxes that contain miniatures/symbols that are used to tell the story. Individual clients, families, groups or classes from pre-school age to old age are then invited to reflect upon the stories followed by an invitation to respond in their own creative way. The method can be utilized by a wide range of theoretical orientations that permit some directive interaction on the part of the therapist. This workshop will provide participants with the background needed in play therapy, sandtray therapy and therapeutic story-telling to begin using this powerful tool. The workshop is designed to be both instructive and personally meaningful.


1. Demonstrate how to create a Wonder Room–the three dimensional library/playroom to house Moving Stories play therapy kits.

2. Describe the skills needed in play, sandtray and therapeutic storytelling needed in the Moving Stories play therapy method.

3. Demonstrate how to create Moving Stories play therapy kits and Wonder Rooms.

Training Location:

Baltimore Child Abuse Center
2300 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD.

First floor conference room.  Parking is on the street with meters.


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