Out of Thin Air and Sand: Creating Solutions in the Sandtray Using the Power of Brain Science 


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In this video interview, Amy Flaherty provides an introduction to adding SandTray interventions to your play therapy toolbox.  Amy explains the basics of getting started in SandTray therapy including getting a sandtray, choosing miniatures and how to use these techniques in your play therapy practice.  

Amy explains how SandTray methods work together with our knowledge of brain functioning to improve behaviors. 


1.  Understand how the structure of the right and left brain affects processing in sandtray therapy and why that is helpful in play therapy practice.

2. Learn why solution focused therapy is a natural fit for sandtray therapy and how to incorporate sandtray into play therapy sessions.

3. Gain 5 new techniques to use solution focused therapy in the sand with all ages in play therapy.

SPEAKER BIO - Amy Flaherty

Amy Flaherty is a Licensed Psychological Examiner-Independent, and a RPT in Northeast Arkansas. She has been working with children as well as adults in the outpatient counseling setting for over 10 years. Amy taught intensive play therapy classes for the past several years.

In addition to the 150 hours of classes she completed to earn her play therapy credential, she also studied under Theresa Kestly at the Sandtray Institute of New Mexico, completing over 100 hours of intensive study of how the brain works in sandtray and play therapy.

Amy blogs and speaks regularly about all things sandtray and play therapy and was featured on the website of the Association of Play Therapy for her work with Pam Dyson of the DFW Center for Play Therapy. Amy is a dynamic, interactive speaker, weaving real life case studies with brain-informed research to provide an overall understanding of play therapy.


 1 Hour Non-Contact Credit Is Available For This Course With The Purchase Of The All Access Pass

(All Access Pass Purchase Offer Comes Immediately After Summit Registration!)

20 Total Hours of Credit Available As Part of the All Access Pass.  See terms here. 

**Play Therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals**

Summit Founder and Hostess:  Jennifer Taylor, LCSW, RPT-S

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Jennifer has nearly 20 years experience working with children and families.  She is currently licensed in Florida, Tennessee, and Hawaii.  She is EMDR Trained and TF-CBT Certified.  

She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Memphis and has presented at multiple national conferences.  Jennifer provides play therapy case consultation, supervision and training (APT Approved Provider 12-331).  

Oh, and she also has three children under the age of 4 and a pretty fantastic husband!