Sandplay Community Update Regarding Covid-19
June 5, 2020
We hope this update finds our CAST community members safe and well.

Coronavirus update. It is clear that it is impossible to predict the end of this pandemic, and that changes may occur on a daily basis. We are also seeing that variance in location and in public health messaging and policy, are contributing to diverse conditions across the country. CAST encourages and expects all its members to ensure the safety of their practice by following the advice of your health officials, as well as your regulatory body and/or professional organization, or your workplace. Once in-person psychotherapy sessions have been re-opened in your jurisdiction, CAST advises its members to consider resumption of the use of sand and figurines with reasonable caution, and only when their practice is prepared to institute requisite health and safety measures that protect client and therapist.
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Welcome To The Canadian Association For Sandplay Therapy

The Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy The Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy (CAST) promotes the development of Sandplay Therapy, an experiential and creative psychotherapeutic approach for children and adults. Our internationally accredited therapists and faculty are ​currently ​available to offer Sandplay Therapy and training in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and British ​C​olumbia​. ​Training outreach to other provinces or territories is also possible. In addition, our therapists in training may serve clients in other areas of Canada​.

In other areas of Canada, as the benefits and efficacy of sandplay become more widely known, there are growing numbers of psychotherapists working toward CAST certification. To broaden knowledge and share information about the practice of sandplay, CAST holds national conferences, meetings and seminars. CAST's training programme leads toward certification with the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST) founded by Dora Kalff in 1985. Our faculty consists of Teaching Members authorized by CAST and ISST. Training has been offered in Toronto, Montréal, Kingston, London, Edmonton, Vancouver and South Korea. We also accommodate group requests for training in other locations, as well as agency-based training.

CAST promotes Sandplay Therapy in all regions of Canada, and offers complete training programmes in both French and English. Our faculty is aware of developing provincial regulations regarding the licensed practice of psychotherapy, and continues to review CAST's training programme in relation to new or changed requirements. CAST is not a regulatory body. Certification by CAST/ISST requires that any provincial regulations regarding the practice of psychotherapy are adhered to.

The Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy
"Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain."

 ~ Carl Jung
The Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy

It is now time to renew your membership for 2020.

The deadline for membership renewal is
May 1, 2020. Please fill out your renewal form and complete payment here.

Announcing a FREE new online support group for CAST members and students


Our vision statement is "Bringing Sandplay Therapy to Canada".
Thank you.

2019 - 2020 Training
Calgary, AB

Facilitated by Senior CAST Teachers Bea Donald and Barbara Dalziel. Five 3-day training modules will take place in Calgary, AB: complete training will fulfill the 100 theoretical hours requirement for CAST/ISST certification. Module 1 will be held in April 2019.
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2020 – 2021 Workshops & Training
Toronto, ON

Facilitated by CAST Senior Teachers Maria Iosue and Olga Lipadatova. Introductory workshops, followed by intensive modules are offered in Toronto, Ontario: the complete programme fulfills 100 theoretical hours required for CAST/ISST Certification or CAST Sandplay Practitioner.
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2018 Introductory Training
Kingston, ON

Facilitated by CAST Senior Teacher Sylvia Simonyi-Elmer. Two-day training will provide 10 hours of Introduction to Sandplay Therapy allowing to enrol into a certification training.
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2018 - 2019 French ONLY Training
Montreal, QC

A 100 hours Sandplay Therapy training is planned in Montreal in 2018-2019 facilitated by CAST Senior Teacher Yvon Rivière.
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