CAST Presents

Looking at Sandplay Therapy through a Neuroscience Lens

With Brenda Weinberg

Brenda Weinberg, Ed.D, ISST will present a CAST sponsored three-part online presentation series entitled Looking at Sandplay Therapy through a Neuroscience Lens

The series will explore five main topics on Sandplay, the psyche, and the soma – including the brain and nervous system relationships. These topics guide her three presentations through five questions in which her answers address the compatibility of Sandplay Therapy with a model of psychotherapy that incorporates neuroscience. 

Anyone interested in sandplay is invited to register for this opportunity to learn from one of CAST’s founding members and internationally recognized sandplay teacher and therapist. 

Presentation Details

Advanced registration is required

Presentation 1 – Sunday, November 27, 2022recording available

Presentation 2 – Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 1-3pm EST (10am-12pm PST)

Presentation 3 – Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 1-3pm EST (10am-12pm PST)

Prior to the first presentation, all registrants will be sent (via email): a short glossary, and an extensive bibliography that invites participants to add their recent books of choice.

Attending each live presentation qualifies as 2 hours of training approved by the Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy (CAST) for ISST certification. The live presentation will include a concurrent French audiotrack for those interested in French translation.

If you can’t attend the live presentation a recording will be available to registered participants for two weeks after the presentation date – you need to register in advance of the presentation to view the recording

The cost is $75 CAD per presentation. Register for the entire series and save; register for all 3 presentations for only $195!

Register Now – Non-CAST members

Please click here to register for one – or all – of the presentations

CAST Members

CAST members receive a discount and can register for Presentations 2 and 3 for only $55 each. CAST members click here to register for Presentation 2 and 3.

Please contact the CAST Administrator if you require financial assistance. 

Presenter Biography – Brenda Weinberg, Ed.D, ISST

Although she is retired now in Canada, until the Covid-19 crisis began Brenda was teaching and supervising Sandplay Therapy in Korea for two separate months each year. If the pandemic ceases, she may return to that work. Prior to her retirement, she practised as a psychotherapist/Sandplay therapist in private practice and for the North York (now Toronto) Board of Education in schools for children with developmental delays. Brenda is a teaching member and final case reader for the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST) and, until her retirement from the Ontario Society for Psychotherapists, was also a teaching member and supervisor for the Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy (CAST). 

One passion for life, art, images, and Sandplay was fuelled initially by Estelle Weinrib’s book, Images of the Self, which fell into her hands in a bookstore in 1983.  Brenda’s personal process, training, and involvement with CAST began in 1991, with practice of Sandplay Therapy beginning in 1992 under supervision by Dr. Nehama Baum, and certification as a Sandplay therapist achieved in 1994.  With Nehama being the first person certified in Sandplay in Canada, Brenda was the second.

Brenda’s knowledge of the work world is broad.  In the 1960s, before she worked in a book store, became a mother, and began her repeated activity of “going back to school” to study psychology and psychotherapy and finally attained her masters degree in psychology in 1991 and doctorate in education in 2009 at the age of 70, she worked in a bank as a secretary, in a polio lab as a technician, in an elementary school as a first- and second-grade teacher, and for the National Film Board as an educational researcher.  Her formal education and practice over three decades have allowed her to integrate her dual professions as psychotherapist and educator, two roles which are inextricably related.

Now, at 83-years-of-age, with limited mobility, Brenda has recently moved from her long-lived-in townhouse in Toronto to a strata apartment in Victoria, BC where she has an amazing view of the ocean.  Through this view, she maintains her connection with Nature from a different perspective than what she was familiar with from the hills of a family farm and the greenbelts of suburban Toronto.  

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