Center Seminar Series


Sandtray Therapy: Conversations in the Sand


 Monday, October 16, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for registration and social time.


Plaza Branch - KCMO Public Library - Large Meeting Room

Sandtray therapy is a creative form of psychotherapy which can be used with children, teens, adults, couples, families and groups. Although it may look like child's play, it is an expressive process that provides an emotional release and deep insight for the person in therapy.


Through this Center seminar, participants will learn how to set up a sandtray kit, engage clients in sandtray therapy, and process the sandtray in session. The seminar will also cover using sandtray therapy with particular populations such as families, couples, and individuals who have experienced trauma. This is an opportunity to experience the depth sandtray therapy has to offer.

Jessica Almond, L.P.C.
Jessica Almond, L.P.C.

Jessica Almond is a professional counselor, play therapist, supervisor, teacher and psychoanalyst-in-training. She earned her master's degree in counseling and a play therapy certificate from MidAmerica Nazarene University and is currently an adjunct professor in their counseling program. Ms. Almond has practiced in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health centers, hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and private practice. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages using different forms of expressive therapy.

After attending this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Define sandtray therapy and site its origins.
  2. Identify how to set up a clinical space, both physically and therapeutically.
  3. Understand how sandtray therapy can be used as an expressive and projective method to help clients gain insight into themselves and their lifestyle patterns.

The program is free to the public; $30 for a certificate of completion for CME or CEU credit payable at the door by cash, check, or credit card.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.