We would like to congratulate Miss Carol Chow Suk Yee who has become the third Certified Sandplay Therapist in Hong Kong. Miss Chow have been certified by the ISST (International Society for Sandplay Therapy) as a certified member as of August 4, 2014.
In brief, the certification process includes (1) a personal process in sandplay therapy with an ISST member; (2) theoretical training of a minimum of 100 hours of participation in training seminars by ISST Teaching members in the tradition of Dora Kalff that is based on the principles of the psychology of C.G. Jung; (3) two written symbol papers; (4) 80 hours supervision of practical work in individual and group sessions; and (5) one completed written case study evaluated by three International ISST case readers.
Miss Chow started her sandplay journey in 2006 when she attended the ISST Intensive Training Week (ITW) in the Netherlands. She has worked diligently in the past eight years to pursue her training in Sandplay Therapy. She went through her personal sandplay process with Dr. Sherry Shepherd first in Kyoto, Japan and then in Hawaii after Dr. Shepherd returned to the United States. She also had attended the ITW in Bulgaria and presented her sandplay therapy cases in many occasions. Moreover, she had participated in numerous training workshops in Sandplay Therapy and Jungian Psychology in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Carol also served as a committee member in HKSTA from 2010 to 2013. Her two major supervisors are Dr. Alexander Esterhuzyen and Dr. Liza Ravitz. She had done “eagle” and “snake” for her symbol research. Carol is looking forward to sharing her clinical experiences in writing and training.
Hong Kong Sandplay therapists previously certified by ISST are Dr. Amy Leung Wai Yin (January 2010) and Ms. Adelina Wong Wei Kwan (November 2010). Dr. Amy Leung has also been certified as an ISST teaching member in July 2013. The President of ISST, also a certified Sandplay therapist and ISST Teaching member, Dr. Alexander Esterhuyzen is also currently residing in Hong Kong. One of the goals of HKSTA is to become a Regional Society of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST). In doing so we will need five certified members and we are looking forward to new ones coming on board.
HKSTA fully supports those who intend to become certified sandplay therapists. We will continue to offer programs and other means to facilitate the process.