HKSTA March 2019 Study Group: Camera – Reflecting the Shadow

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Our eighth AGM will be held in March 27, 2019.  After the AGM we will have our March Study Group and we are pleased to have Mr. Poon Yat Sun to share his personal journey in writing the symbol paper of camera, which is one of the requirements of the ISST certification.
Camera is an useful tool to capture the precious moment. People love to take photos at important, memorable event like birthday party, wedding party, graduation day or any ceremony.  They could review the photos whenever they want. Some therapists also use photography in counselling process.  In this sharing session, Mr. Poon will share his personal relationship with the symbol and how it appears in culture, fairy tales and mythology and he will use a case study to illustrate the symbol of camera.
HKSTA  March 2019 Study Group
Title: Sharing the journey of writing symbol paper: Camera – Reflecting the Shadow
Presenter: Mr. Poon Yat Sun  (A counsellor of the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong and a clinical supervisor of the HKSYU of Counselling and Psychology Department.  Mr. Sun also has been trained to use photos/photography as a therapeutic means.)
Date and time: 27 March 2019 Wednesday, 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm
Venue:  9/F., Breakthrough Centre, 191, Woosung St., Jordan, Kowloon
This study group is only opened to members of Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association.
We are looking forward to your participation.
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Notice for the Eighth Annual General Meeting, 2019

This is to inform you of the Eighth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association to be held on 27 March 2019 at 7:00pm. It will be followed by our March Study Group looking into the symbol of camera. The meeting will be held at HKSWA Jordan Centre, 9/F Breakthrough Centre, 191 Woosung Street, Jordan, Kowloon

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HKSTA April 2019 Sandplay Therapy Training by Jill Kaplan from the United States

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HKSTA has invited Ms. Jill Kaplan from the United States to offer Sandplay Therapy Training workshop in April 2019.   Jill is a very experienced teacher of sandplay therapy.  She will offer a two-day workshop on “Sandplay with Young Children: Creating Containment for Trauma and Special Needs Children”, and a one-day supervision group.
 
Title of the workshop: Sandplay with Young Children: Creating Containment for Trauma and Special Needs Children
Date and time: April 13 & 14, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) 9:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Venue: 9/F., Breakthrough Centre, 191, Woosung St., Jordan, Kowloon.
Language: English
During this visit, Jill’s schedule will be:
1.  Workshop: April 13 & 14, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2.  Supervision Group: April 12, 2019 (Friday) 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Jill will also be available for individual supervision on Thursday (April 11).

 

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HKSTA February 2019 Article Study: Challenges to Containment in Sandplay Therapy with Children

Happy New Year, we wish you good health, happiness and success in the coming year.  We would like to invite you to join our association and the 2019 membership form is attached below.
We have announced that Jill Kaplan from the United States will come to Hong Kong to offer sandplay therapy training in April 13 – 14, 2019.  Jill is a very experienced sandplay therapy trainer particularly in working with children.  Her topic is working with children who have special needs including autism spectrum disorder and trauma.  In preparation of her coming, we are going to discuss two articles in our study groups.  The first one will happen in January 22 about using sandplay to work with children who have autism written by Dori Pelz-Sherman & Stephen Olmsted; the other one is in February 27 and we will look at Jill Kaplan’s article in containment issues when working with children.
In the February Study Group, Carmen Cheuk will lead us looking into the article titled “Challenges to Containment in Sandplay Therapy with Children”.  We will explore two aspects discussed in the article: the nature of a child’s process and the challenges of providing containment for children in sandplay therapy.  Based on Michael Fordham’s concept of integration, de-integration and re-integration, we can witness this sequence in the sand process of children as well as understand how this process is in serve to the self-ego axis of the child.  Additional sandplay therapy case studies from Carmen will be used for illustration in the study group.
February 2019 Study Group 
Article Review : “Challenges to Containment in Sandplay Therapy with Children” by Jill Kaplan, published in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 20, Number 1, 2011.
Presenter: Carmen Cheuk Mui (Carmen is an Associate Member since the inaugruation of HKSTA in 2011 and she is a Play Therapist specializing in working with children).
Date and time: Feb 27, 2019 Wednesday, 10 am-12 noon
Venue: Room 301, 3/F., David House, 8-20 Nanking Street, Jordon, Kolwoon. (Next to Jordan MTR Station Exit B)
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HKSTA January 2019 Article Study: “Sandplay Therapy with individuals on the Autism Spectrum” by Dori Pelz-Sherman & Stephen Olmsted

We have invited Jill Kaplan from the United States to offer sandplay therapy training in April 13 – 14, 2019.  Please save the dates.  Jill is a very experienced sandplay therapy trainer particularly in working with children.  Her topic is working with children who have special needs including autism spectrum disorder and trauma.  In preparation of her coming, we are going to study two articles in our study groups.  One in January about using sandplay to work with children with have autism; the other one is in February and we will look at Jill’s article in containment issues when working with children. 
 
The January study group will discuss using sandplay therapy to work with ASD children.  As sandplay facilitates the expression of unconscious content and nonverbalized emotional issues, children diagnosed with ASD may communicate verbally in an unconventional manner, and sandplay therapy is particulary useful for them.  This article helps to provide sandplay therapists with information, clinical considerations and case study examples of the utilization of the sandplay for the treatment of autism and related disorders in sandplay.  Sandplay can offer an archetypal journey, with the help of facilitating integration as components of the process facilitating transformation for high functioning autism individual, whom might normalize or improve as a result of the sandplay experience.  Jennifer will also present related clinical material from Hong Kong for discussion.
 
January 2019 Study Group
Article Study:  “Sandplay Therapy with individuals on the Autism Spectrum” by Dori Pelz-Sherman & Stephen Olmsted
Presenter: Jennifer Wong Chi Mei
Date: January 22, 2019 Tuesday, 7- 9 pm
Venue: YL Workshop, 7A Wing Lok Mansion, 160 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Sheung Wan MTR Exit A1) 
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HKSTA The Five Ws in Sandplay Therapy Training 2019

HKSTA will offer a training course in sandplay therapy for beginners from Feburary to Mar 2019.  We have offered this course in early 2018 and has received remarkably positive feedback.  This course will provide the practical considerations and guidelines for mental health professionals who are at the beginning stage in using sandplay therapy with clients and cases illustration will be used throughout the course.  We will be answering the five Ws questions such as “What are main considerations in displaying sandplay miniatures?”, “Where can you find figurines and sand trays in shops and online?”, “Who will benefit most from sandplay therapy?”, “When is the appropriate time to start sandplay therapy with clients?” as well as “How to understand the client from the tray?”.  Dr. Ruby Mui will be the course co-ordinator and the major teacher of the course with the help of three other experienced professionals who have practiced sandplay therapy for an extended period of time.
 
Course Title: The Five Ws in Sandplay Therapy Training 
Course co-ordinator: Ruby Mui
Presenters: Sally Chan, Bobby Fung & May Lui
Dates: 18/2, 25/2, 4/3, 11/3, 18/3, 25/3, 2019 (6 classes)
Time: Monday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: 9/F., Breakthrough Centre, 191, Woosung St., Jordan, Kowloon.
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HKSTA December 2018 Study Group: Symbol study – Medusa

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We will continue our exploration of Greek Mythology in our upcoming December Study Group. In November study group, we had confronted the minotaur, and this month we are going to encounter the dangerous beauty – Medusa.
In Greek mythology, Medusa was a monster generally depicted as a winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Those who looked at her face would turn into stone. The image of Medusa particularly her head is commonly found through ancient artwork to modern popular culture such as the symbol of Versace (high-end fashion).
In order to learn more about this image, we are going to look into the classical myth of Medusa and the meanings associated with it. Sandplay case will be used for illustration.

December Study Group
Symbol study: Medusa
Presenter: Brenda Koo
Date: 13 December, 2018 Thursday 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Venue: Room 301, 3/F., David House, 8-20 Nanking Street, Jordon, Kolwoon.

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

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