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2017-18 Training – Vancouver, BC

Five, 3-day introductory and intermediate level trainings will fulfill 100 theoretical hours required for certification. Introductory training is necessary for participation in intermediate level modules.
Please note that cancellations will be processed until 4 weeks prior to the course start date, and that a 25% non-refundable admin fee will apply.

IMPORTANT: If you missed a previous module, please contact the CAST teachers for this training BEFORE attempting to register for a subsequent module. Thank you!

Each module: CAST Members: $600; Non Members: $650

Deposit of $150 due at time of registration. Cancellations before registration deadline are subject to a $75 processing fee. Cancellations after registration deadline can be refunded (less $75 processing fee) only if your space can be filled.

Upcoming Training:
Facilitated by Senior CAST Teachers:
Barbara Dalziel, BHSC, CAST/ISST
Bea Donald, Ph.D., CCC, MFT, CAST/ISST
Module 1:
October 28-30, 2017 (3 days - 20 hours)
Module 5:
November 3-5, 2017 ((3 days - 20 hours)
Module 2:
April 2018 (3 days - 20 hours)
Module 3:
November 2018 (3 days - 20 hours)
Contact for more information:
Bea Donald: beadonald@shaw.ca; Tel.: (604) 340-7603
Barbara Dalziel: barbara.dalziel@sympatico.ca; Tel.: (514) 217-6022

Toronto Training Intensives

Facilitated by Senior CAST Teachers:

Maria Iosue, MSW/RSW, MA Soc, CAST/ISST, Senior Teacher
Olga Lipadatova, PhD, ATR, CCC, CAST/ISST

Three, 4-day Sandplay intensive trainings will fulfill 100 theoretical hours required for certification.

2017-2018 Training Program
Module 1:
November 2, 3, 4, & 5, 2017
Module 2-3:
Spring-Summer 2018, TBA

IMPORTANT: If you missed a previous module, please contact the CAST teachers for this training BEFORE attempting to register for a subsequent module. Thank you!

Each module: CAST Members: $1100; Non Members: $1150

Deposit of $200 due at time of registration, along with a one-time administrative fee of $50. Cancellations before registration deadline are subject to a $75 processing fee. Cancellations after registration deadline can be refunded (less $75 processing fee) only if your space can be filled.

Registration process requires:

  1. Completed registration with minimum of initial deposit
  2. Completed application form
  3. A current CV
  4. Brief phone or Skype interview with one of the training facilitators

Contact for more information:
Email ontario.training@sandplaycanada.ca for further information and to find out if you will qualify for training.

Kingston Introductory Training

Facilitated by CAST Teacher:
Sylvia Simonyi-Elmer DCS, RP, CAST/ISST, Senior Teacher

Two-day training will provide 10 hours of Introduction to Sandplay Therapy allowing further enrolment into certification training with both CAST and ISST:
Introductory Training Option 1: October 21-22, 2017

Introductory Training Option 2: November 25-26, 2017


Cost: $380 CAST members; $420 non-members
Full payment due on September 25
Cancellations can be refunded (less $75 processing fee) only if your space can be filled.

Contact for more information:
Email sylvia.simonyielmer@icloud.com

French ONLY Training - Montreal, QC.

A sandplay training is planned in Montreal, in French, in 2018-2019. This 100 hours training will be approved by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec as part of the required continuous education hours. For more information, please contact Yvon Rivière: yvon.riviere@bell.net