April Study Group 2011

HKSTA Study Group
Topic: He & She
Date: April 15, Friday
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Venue: Season Commercial Building, 5/F, 3 Humphreys Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (TST MTR Exit A2)

On April 15, we will have a review of Robert A. Johnson’s two books – “He” & “She”.

The study group is opened to the members of Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association. Topics will include: explore the symbolism of different sandplay figurines, sandplay case discussion, and the study of Jungian concepts. Other suggestions are welcome.

March Study Group 2011

Topic: Symbol Paper
Date: March 21, Monday
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Venue: Season Commercial Building, 5/F, 3 Humphreys Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (TST MTR Exit A2)

On March 21, we will be working on putting together a symbol paper. We would like to welcome members who have started working on their symbol papers or thinking about starting it soon.

The study group is opened to the members of Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association. Topics will include: explore the symbolism of different sandplay figurines, sandplay case discussion, and the study of Jungian concepts. Other suggestions are welcome. Please send us an email if you plan to join our study group on March 21. Email: hksta2009@gmail.com

Study Group: The Jungian Model of the Psyche 2011


HKSTA Study Group
Topic: The Jungian Model of the Psyche
Date: February 23, Wednesday
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Venue: Season Commercial Building, 5/F, 3 Humphreys Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (TST MTR Exit A2)

The study group is opened to the members of Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association. Topics will include: explore the symbolism of different sandplay figurines, sandplay case discussion, and the study of Jungian concepts. Other suggestions are welcome. Please notify us by email if you like to join our study group on February 23.

Contact person:
Leung Wai Yin, Amy, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Certified Sandplay Therapist, International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST)
Chairperson, Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association (HKSTA)

c/o Season Commercial Building, 5/F, 3 Humphreys Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
Phone: 2311-2512 Fax: 2311-2627
Facebook: Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association
Email: hksta2009@gmail.com

Founding Ceremony of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association

On the morning of Oct. 23rd, a roaring mix of tambourine, percussion and bells marked the start of the founding ceremony of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association (HKSTA). The ceremony was held at Magis Hall, Wah Yan College, and was attended by about 60 professionals.

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The association began in 2003 as a training group formed by a small group of Hong Kong clinical psychologists and therapists who found themselves drawn to sandplay therapy. The initiation ceremony was held in November last year.

HKSTA seeks to support and promote professional development in Sandplay Therapy in Hong Kong. It also seeks to become a Regional Society of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST).

Chairperson Dr. Amy Leung Wai Yin addressed the ceremony. She expressed her delight towards the increasing local interest in learning about sandplay therapy, and looked forward to the future development of the treatment.

“The founding of the HKSTA denotes the beginning of an era of more systematic training in Sandplay therapy in Hong Kong,” she said.

“I wholeheartedly wish the best for the development of Sandplay therapy in Hong Kong, and I look forward to seeing sandplay therapy being used more widely in psychological treatment.”

Dr. Leung also spoke to the audience about the history of sandplay therapy and the association. The other committee members were introduced to the assembled gathering and their main roles described briefly. They include Dr. Ellen Ma, Magdalene Lau, Adelina Wong, and Carol Chow.

Dr. Alexander Esterhuyzen, a visiting teaching member of the ISST, was invited as guest speaker. He gave his warm congratulations on the founding of HKSTA.

Before the founding ceremony was concluded, the audience was treated to a sure-win lucky draw featuring a collection of miniatures. Many have never owned a sandplay figurine before. But now it’s perhaps the first, of many more to come.

Reported by Viola Luk

Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association 2011 Membership Application Form

For the period from January 1 to December 31, 2011

Name: (in English)______________________________________________________________
(in Chinese)______________________________Gender: M/F (please circle) _
Correspondence Address: _________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________ Email: _____________________
Telephone: ___________________________ (work) ___________________________ (mobile)
Relevant Degree (with graduation year):_____________________________________________
Profession: _________________________Years of working in the profession: ______________
Organization: __________________________________________________________________

Application for: (Please tick where appropriate)
____ Certified Sandplay Therapist (CST) ____ Associate Member
____ Certified Sandplay Therapist-Teacher (CST-T) ____ Affiliate Member

Copies of documents certifying your eligibility for application of relevant membership category are needed. For details, please refer to the categories of memberships and their requirements: (please tick if copies are attached)
___ Documents certifying your degree
___ Documents certifying recognized sandplay training programs/CST/CST-T)

(For Application of Associate Member Only: please tick where appropriate)
completed in process Not yet started
Personal Sandplay process
Sandplay consultation/supervision with a certified ISST teaching member

Membership Fee: CST, CST-T, Associate Member HK$180
Affiliate Member HK$100
Please make Cheques payable to The Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association.
Application form, copies of documents, and Cheques should be mailed to:
Honorary Treasurer
The Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association
c/o 5/F Season Commercial Building
3 Humphreys Avenue
T.S.T., Kowloon
Membership Categories:

1. Certified Sandplay Therapist (CST)

Requirements to become a CST
1. Completion of personal psychotherapeutic sandplay process with a certified ISST member, for a minimum of 25 sandplay sessions.
2. Completion of comprehensive program of study of at least 100 hours in a recognized sandplay training program, whose curriculum is based on ISST standards.
3. Consultation with certified ISST teaching member/s – at least 80 hours of which 30 must be individual and 50 may be in group provided that the candidate brings his or her own material for at least 10 hours of the group sessions.
4. Approval of two preliminary papers.
5. Approval of the final case study by three ISST approved case-readers. After HKSTA has become a Regional Society of the ISST, at least one of the readers will be a HKSTA member.

2. Certified Sandplay Therapist-Teacher (CST-T)
Teaching Members of HKSTA shall meet the membership qualifications for Certified Sandplay Therapist, plus the following additional requirements:

Requirements to become a teaching member
1. Conference attendance: a member must attend at least one international ISST conference.
2. Select a teaching consultant: a new Member must select a Teaching Member to act as a consultant/mentor/guide to assist the Member to:
a. become familiar with the Sandplay Curriculum.
b. prepare at least three cases for presentation in addition to the case that is the subject of the final case report.
c. present at least one case at a regional, national or international conference and receive written evaluation forms.
d. develop skills in consulting and reading of preliminary papers.
e. teach at least one introductory class on Sandplay for a minimum of three hours in the presence of a CST.
3. Time Frame: There is no deadline for the completion of these requirements. Individuals are encouraged to work towards meeting these requirements at a pace that is comfortable for them.
4. To Document: Regarding the case presentation and Introductory Course teaching requirements, written evaluation forms from the participants are required and must be reviewed by the Teaching Consultant who is responsible for making a final decision that the requirements are successfully met. Once all case preparation and teaching requirements are met, the Teaching Consultant writes a letter of recommendation for admission as a Teaching Member addressed to the HKSTA Board and sent to the Membership Chair.

3. Associate Member
This category is intended for individuals who intend to work towards CST membership.

Pre-qualifications to become an associate member
1. Graduate degree from an accredited university in a mental health profession such as psychiatry, psychology, and social work; and
2. At least two years of clinical experience after graduation or receiving the license to practice in his/her own profession.

Requirements to become an Associate Member
1. Completed at least 50 hour of recognized sandplay training program; and
2. Is in the process of completing a personal therapeutic sandplay process with a certified ISST member. The personal Sandplay process must have been experienced within the last 10 years prior to the date of application, although it may overlap the completion of other training requirements, and
3. Is in the process of completing the required hours of consultation/supervision, individually or in groups with a certified ISST teaching member, on his/her work with clients who engage in sandplay on a regular basis.

4. Affiliate Member
This category includes licensed mental health professionals and students of mental health accredited programs who are interested in attending HKSTA activities.

Members are entitled to the privilege of paying a reduced price for attending seminars and workshops organized by the Association.