Quint Paige, MFT, RPT-S
Licensed Psychotherapist and Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor
Training Workshops

Training Workshops and Seminars - CEUs Available   


Sand Tray Therapy Experiential Workshops

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 These small, intimate and experiential journeys take place in my office with ample symbolic objects and a sand tray for every participant.  We explore the coming together of the tray, sand, water, objects, and the empathic witness with the emerging Self.  You just may learn something new about yourself, rediscover something old, or have a new experience of something already processed.  Every participant is able to have his/her own unique transforming experience.  This is an excellent way for you to get personal experience working in the sand tray which is essential before and while using this powerful therapeutic technique with clients. Workshops limited to four (4) participants.  All workshops 9AM to 4:30PM unless otherwise noted.  The series of workshops are as follows:

ST1 - Opening Up to the Possibilities –

An Experiential Introduction to Sand Tray 

Opening Up to the Possibilities (click link for brochure), an intimate and small-group experiential is a primer and essential foundation to begin learning about this powerful, effective, and extraordinary therapeutic medium to access all layers of consciousness and heal the earliest, most traumatic, and long forgotten wounds of the psyche.  In sand tray therapy, the containment of the tray provides the client a safe and protected space therefore allowing the client to create from the core/Self.  The therapeutic properties of Mother Earth (sand), the empathic witness (therapist), and symbols (objects) provide a rich and fertile environment for the client and client's psyche to meet, heal, and grow.  In this workshop we will the coming together of the tray, sand, objects, and empathic witness with the emerging Self. 
ST2 - The Next Step on the Path 

The Next Step on the Path (click link for brochure), another intimate and small- group experiential, is taking what was learned in Opening Up to the Possibilities to the next step.  This workshop is about going deeper to explore the sand and the impact that water on the sand, symbols, and one’s own Self/Psyche.  In the sand, each participant will create and explore the elements of wet vs. dry sand while getting experience of being witness, how to take the client deeper, and how to document the process.  The therapeutic properties of Mother Earth (sand), the empathic witness (therapist), and symbols (objects) come together to help each participant a rich and fertile atmosphere to experience one’s own psyche that allows for healing and growth.  We again explore the coming together of the tray, sand, water, objects, and the empathic witness with the emerging Self.  Prerequisite: ST1 - Opening up to the Possibilities.

ST3 - Get Active, Expand, and Intensify

Get Active, Expand, and Intensify (click link for brochure), the third small-group experiential, first prepares and lets the participants create and work with both active & dynamic sand trays as opposed to the static & stable sand trays created in the first two workshops.  In the sand, each participant will create and explore what it's like to play vigorously.  Active and lively sand trays are generally created by young children and sometimes families as opposed to the static and fixed sand trays of older children, adolescents, and adults.  Secondly in the workshop, participants deal with helping the client move beyond what shows up in the sand tray.  Helping the client explore any particular aspect of the sand tray and unconscious material brings a richer experience for the client and therapist - taking the work to another level.  Participants are shown how to take what is originally created and take the process even deeper - expanding and intensifying the process.  As in previous workshops, participants create freely, practice attending and attuning to the builder's process, and practice documenting the process.  Prerequisites: ST1 (Opening up to the Possibilities) and ST2 (The Next Step on the Path).


Other Seminars and Workshops  

Legal and Ethical Issues

All clinicians – licensed and unlicensed have legal and ethical obligations to their clients.  With the recent change to the licensing law I’ve created several workshops surrounding our legal and ethical obligations.  The first two workshops are focused on working with children, adolescents, and their families.  If you’re studying for the new legal and ethical licensing exam or just need your 6 Legal and Ethical CEUs to renew your license, please feel free to email or give me a call.

Setting Appropriate Limits in Play Therapy

Setting limits can be a difficult task even for seasoned play therapists. Limits provide for many things, including physical and emotional security for the child and therapist alike. This workshop delves into exploring limit setting in play therapy - what limits are appropriate, when to institute them, and what to do when the client continually tests the limits.

The Therapeutic Frame

This seminar looks at the parameters of the therapeutic frame - essential to any form of therapeutic endeavor.  We will explore the essential boundaries, the space used, and the critical therapeutic relationship.  For new and well-seasoned therapists alike. 

The Importance of Closure: Shedding Light on the Termination Process

Termination happens!  No matter the therapeutic modality, if there’s a beginning there will be an ending.  It’s unavoidable yet generally not well planned for.  Hopefully it happens after the client has achieved treatment goals yet sometimes unexpectedly and prematurely.  This workshop focuses on preparing for and bringing closure to the work, helping clinicians to be conscious and mindful so when it happens, both the clinician and client can be ready, willing, and able to say goodbye. I have presented this topic over the years for various organizations including the Association for Play Therapy, the National Association of Social Workers, and in 2014 for the British Columbia Play Therapy Association.   

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) - AVAILABLE

Since I am a Continuing Education provider for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), provider no. PCE 4348, CEU's are available for California MFTs and LCSWs for all workshops, seminars, and conferences. 

Call or e-mail for an appointment or to inquire about my services

Quint Paige, MFT, RPT-S
1191 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91106

(626) 676-3381

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Easily accessible from So Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino, Eagle Rock, Silverlake, Los Feliz, Glendale, Burbank, Monrovia, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, La Canada, La Crescenta, Hollywood, and Los Angeles

Let's see what kind of growth you can achieve.