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(San Diego) Using Symbolic Language with Couples, Families, & Groups: A Non-Verbal Approach

  • Saturday, January 04, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123


  • $10 admission
    $15 CEUs ($10 per CEU)
  • $10 admission
  • FREE

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Presenter: Gail Gerbie, LMFT

Description:  The symbolic language and tools of individual Kalffian Sandplay can be used as a complimentary and easily integrated approach with couples, families, and groups. Employing the basic concepts of sandplay, a collection of miniature figures and a tray of sand, facilitated by a trained therapist, provides a free & protected space and a non-verbal means of expression that has the ability to transform and heal adults, children, couples, families, and groups. This will be a hands-on experiential workshop supported with didactic presentation & written material that will introduce participants to the use of symbolic language and sandplay.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to identify the fundamental concepts of sandplay and how to apply them in their work with couples, families, and groups.
  2. Participants will practice the use and power of symbolic language through group and paired experiential exercises.
  3. Participants will experience and practice using non-verbal facilitation with miniatures and sand.

About the Presenter:

Gail Gerbie, LMFT , is a Certified Sandplay therapist with a private practice in Escondido focusing on treating teens and adults who are healing from significant life changing events. Additionally , she works with professionals whom are deepening their persona and professional development by engaging in their own individual sandplay process. Gail is published in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy and is a frequent presenter at groups on a local and national level.

This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

Attendance and Registration Policies  

  • Non-members of CSCSW will be charged: $10 admission
  • For CEU’s there will be an additional charge of: $10 per CEU ($15 for 1.5 CEU’s; $20 for 2 CEU’s)
  • CSCSW Members and students will continue to attend and receive CEUs for free

Cancellation Policy

  • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
  • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
  • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

District Main Point of Contact:
Ros Goldstein | Email: goldsiegel@gmail.com

The San Diego Chapter of CSCSW holds its meetings on the first Saturday of the month from September through June  from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Jewish Family Service building, 8788 Balboa Avenue in Kearny Mesa. Meetings begin with a half hour of mingling, networking, and community building, followed by our program. CEU programs meet the requirements for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs as specified by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; CEUs are FREE to our members.

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