Welcome to the Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy

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Sandplay Training

We have expanded our program to offer CAST Sandplay Practitioner Status. Open to both professionals in clinical practice and to non-clinicians in a workplace setting.


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CAST trains in several locations, and also offers introductory virtual learning.


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The Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy (CAST) promotes the development of Sandplay Therapy, an experiential and creative psychotherapeutic approach for clients of any age. Our internationally accredited therapists and qualified training interns offer Sandplay Therapy throughout Canada. Our faculty provides training in several provinces, and outreach to other locations or to specific agencies. ​In addition, our nationally recognized practitioners integrate sandplay into their workplaces.

CAST’s training programmes in both English and French lead to certification with the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST), or to national recognition as a practitioner with CAST. The organization also holds national conferences, meetings and seminars.

CAST is not a regulatory body. Certification by CAST/ISST or any independent practice of Sandplay Therapy, requires that professionals adhere to regulations regarding the practice of psychotherapy in their jurisdiction.


CAST acknowledges that the land we occupy known as Turtle Island is the homeland of Indigenous peoples including First Nations, Inuit and Métis. CAST recognizes the ongoing impacts of colonization of all Indigenous peoples and supports Indigenous-led efforts to decolonize and reclaim Indigeneity.

“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.”

~ C.G. Jung