October 2017 Study Group: Closet/Wardrobe (Part II)

We have received overwhelmingly positive responses for our August Study Group about the symbol of “Closet/Wardrobe”.  Since we did not have enough time for presentation and discussion in August, we will have PART II of the Study Group in October.   We will continue to take a look at how the symbol of “Closet/Wardrobe” appears in the sandplay process and how it carries significance for the process.  If you have missed Part I of the

Study Group, you are still welcome to join Part II.

Title: Closet/Wardrobe (Part II)
Date & Time: October 12 (Thursday) from 10am-12pm
Venue: Progression Office, Season Commercial Building, 5/F, 3 Humphreys Ave., Tsim Sha Tsiu, Kowloon (TST Exit A2)
Presenter: Sally Chan

Closet/wardrobe is not only a repository for valuables but also useless stuffs. It is a metaphor for the space of mind. Symbolically it holds one’s memories/secrets, and also buries things from one’s life. It is commonly used as a symbol of a negative stifling attachment to privacy, especially since the late 1960s, it is a marker of shameful secrets about one’s sexuality. How the closet/wardrobe symbolizes in sand trays? We are going to explore this symbol and will have sandplay case presentation to illustrate it.

The study group is opened to members of Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association.

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October 2017 Study Group – Nature Play

Autumn is a good time for outing. In October, we will go out of the therapy room and hold the study group in Pui O (貝澳), one of the beautiful beaches in Lantau Island(大嶼山). Unlike the usual practice of the study group, we will not have any book or case study. Temporarily, we put our thinking aside and allow ourselves being carried by mother nature. We are going to have our own sandplay creation in an outdoor and natural setting. Encountering nature may allow us to reconnect with our inner nature.

Coordinator: Brenda Koo
Date: October 2, 2017 (Monday, public holiday after the National Day)
Time: 9:00 am to around 1:00 pm (there is an option of staying to have lunch together and a swim in the afternoon)
Venue: Pui O, Lantau Island (大嶼山貝澳)
(Will send you where to meet in the confirmation email)

The study group is opened to members of Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association. Please reply to this email if you plan to join this group on or before 25 September, 2017.

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August 2017 Study Group: Closet/Wardrobe

In our August 2017 Study Group, we are going to take a look at “closet/wardrobe” as a symbol. Sally Chan will present how the symbol of closet/wardrobe is being used in the sand trays.

Closet/wardrobe is not only a repository for valuables but also useless stuffs. It is a metaphor for the space of mind. Symbolically it holds one’s memories/secrets, and also buries things from one’s life. It is commonly used as a symbol of a negative stifling attachment to privacy, especially since the late 1960s, it is a marker of shameful secrets about one’s sexuality. How the closet/wardrobe symbolizes in sand trays? We are going to explore this symbol and will have sandplay case presentation to illustrate it.

Title: Closet/Wardrobe
Date & time: August 28 (Monday) from 10am to 12pm .
Venue: Room 1207A, 12/F., David House, 8-20, Nanking Street, Jordan, Kowloon. (Next to Jordan MTR Station Exit B)
Presenter: Sally Chan

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September 2017 Four Sandplay Therapy Supervision Groups by Dr. Amy Leung

In September 2017, HKSTA will offer four sandplay therapy supervision groups. Eight participants will have the opportunity to take up one and a half hours to present their cases. You can sign up for all four groups or one to three groups. Participants who attend all four groups will be given priority to present cases.

Supervisor: Amy Leung Wai Yin, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Certified Sandplay Therapist and Teaching Member (ISST)
Dates: September 6, 13, 20, 27 (Wednesday) from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Venue: Season Comm. Bldg., 5/F, 3 Humphreys Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui., Kowloon. (MTR Exit A2)
Fee: HK$2,200 for four groups HK$600 for one group
Number of Participants: 10

Supervisor:  Amy Leung Wai Yin, Ph.D., Registered Clinical Psychologist, Certified Sandplay Therapist & Teaching Member, International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST). Dr. Leung completed her professional training in the United States and received her Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology. Her journey in sandplay therapy began in 1992 and she has continued to pursue her training in both Jungian psychology and sandplay therapy since then. She works as a clinical psychologist in the Progression Psychological Practice and regularly teaches sandplay therapy and the use of dreams in clinical work. She is the current Chairperson of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association (HKSTA).

Enquiry: 2311-2512 or hksta2009@gmail.com.  As the group is limited to ten people according to the requirement by ISST, please apply soon.

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Sandplay Workshop: the Constructive and Destructive Cycle of the Psychic Process by Adelina Wong

In September 2017, Adelina Wong, a Certified Sandplay Therapist and Teaching Member of International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST) will lead a training Workshop on ” The Constructive and Destructive Cycle of the Psychic Process “. In the workshop, Adelina would talk about the constructive and destructive cycle of the psychic process.  She would use sand pictures of clients to illustrate how the cycle appeared in their work. The participants would learn about the concept of liminality and the possible liminal phase in client’s sandplay process.

Title: The Constructive and Destructive Cycle of the Psychic Process
Date: 9 September 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Venue: Room 503, 3 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Enquiry, 2311-2512 or hksta2009@gmail.com

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Sandplay Therapy Supervision Group

In sandplay therapy training, supervision group is more advanced as it requires the students to present their sandplay therapy case materials. In group, different responses from group members will be brought together to inquire into what is being presented. This may lead to significant insights and fruitful learning experience. In June, HKSTA will offer four supervision groups and it will be a closed group. Eight members of the group will have the opportunity to take up one and a half hours to present one case. In sandplay therapy training, one of the requirements to become a certified ISST sandplay therapist is supervision hours. Out of the minimum 80 hours of individual and group supervision with a Teaching Member, 50 hours of group supervision will be acceptable provided the student presents their own material on at least 10 occasions with the group supervision hours. This may be a good chance for you to present your case in a group.

Supervisor: Amy Leung Wai Yin, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist,
Certified Sandplay Therapist and Teaching Member (ISST)
Dates: June 2, 9, 23, 30 (four Fridays in June) from 2:30 to 5:30 pm
Venue: Season Comm. Bldg., 5/F, 3 Humphreys Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui., Kowloon.
Fee: HK$2,000 for four groups    Number of Participants: 10

Supervisor: Amy Leung Wai Yin, Ph.D., Registered Clinical Psychologist, Certified Sandplay Therapist & Teaching Member, International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST). Dr. Leung completed her professional training in the United States and received her Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology. Her journey in sandplay therapy began in 1992 and she has continued to pursue her training in both Jungian psychology and sandplay therapy since then. She works as a clinical psychologist in the Progression Psychological Practice and regularly teaches sandplay therapy and the use of dreams in clinical work. She is the current Chairperson of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association (HKSTA).

Enquiry: 2311-2512 or hksta2009@gmail.com.

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June Study Group 2017: Typology and Sandplay Therapy

In our May 2017 Study Group, we are going to take a look at typology and sandplay therapy. Psychological type determines and limits a person’s judgment. As therapists, it is important for us to understand ourselves and our types of attitude when we work with our clients. If our personality type is harmonious with our clients, it may work well in the beginning of therapy, but certainly may not always be helpful. If our type is in conflict or complementary with our clients, the awareness of this difference is of significance in any attempts to do deeper work. Sandplay therapy requires the therapist to be a silent witness to the sandplay creation. The therapist holds the sandplay story as it proceeds and anticipates the development of the process to its completion. This nonverbal collaboration takes place mainly on unconsciousness level. In this work, the awareness of typology for both therapists and clients is invaluable.

HKSTA has initiated a working group to look into this topic and we would like to do a pilot study on the typology and sandplay therapy. In this study group, we will use the chapter on psychological types in “Jung: A Very Short Introduction” by Anthony Stevens as a base. We would like to explore questions such as:

1. Which typology profile will be attracted to sandplay therapy?
2. Is introverted intuitive types (IN) an advantage to be a sandplay therapist?
3. Is extroverted thinking types not a good candidate for sandplay therapy as a client?
4. How does typology affect us as a sandplay therapist?

Title: Typology and Sandplay Therapy
Date & time: June 23 (Friday) from 7 to 9pm.
Venue: Season Commercial Building, 5/F, 3 Humphreys Ave., Tsim Sha Tsiu, Kowloon
Presenters: Amy Leung and Ruby Mui

 

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