Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant
Innovative Integrations in Adult Sandtray
May 22 & 23, 2020
8:30 am - 6 pm (snacks provided; lunch on your own)
This unique sand therapy training opportunity brings three therapists together to present on three different topics all under one unifying theme. As an expressive therapy, sandtray offers clients the chance to integrate their inner resources and painfully-held memories in an effective and efficient manner. There are many ways to think about the term “integration” from considering nervous system implications to merging clinical perspectives with new modalities to offering specific populations their own methods for making meaning during heartache. This 2-day event will touch on all of these areas as sandtray for adult clients is taught with special consideration to intentionally bringing other arts into sand work for maximum brain benefit, conceptualizing sandtray work from an Internal Family Systems perspective, and applying trauma-informed sand work to clients in a perinatal season of life. Each of the different trainers will take the lead in their areas of expertise with time also given to group-led experientials and panel discussion.
Sixteen CEs will be awarded at completion of the training.
Participants will discuss information from the relational neurosciences as it applies to sandtray therapy
Participants will be able to describe the intentional use of sandtray techniques while considering general expressive therapies’ theory
Participants will discuss case conceptualization tools using the expressive therapies continuum
Participants will apply techniques related to art, music, and poetry to sandtray therapy
Participants will learn how the 6 steps of the sandtray protocol complement the IFS model
Participants will practice creative options for delivering IFS sandtray prompts with protectors
Participants will learn to apply sandtray techniques in order to promote unblending part from Self
Participants will explore their own parts using sandtray and IFS techniques
Participants will learn a basic overview of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
Participants will discuss the impact that trauma and loss have on perinatal mental health
Participants will expand their awareness of multicultural considerations while using sandtray therapy with the perinatal population
Participants will review specific case examples that show how perinatal trauma and loss themes appear in the tray
Marshall Lyles, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S
Lauren Spaulding, LMFT, LPC-Intern, Supervised by Marshall Lyles, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S
Lacey Fisher, LPC-S, RPT-S
While there are no specific affiliations with continuing education bodies, certificates will be provided that show successful completion of 16 CEs (8 per day).
$400 early bird if registered by April 15, 2020
$450 after early bird date
Payment is due at registration.
prior to 2 weeks of first meeting will be reimbursed minus a $100 fee.
The training will take place at The Workshop, 300 Allen St., Austin, TX 78702.
is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with a private practice in Oak Hill.
Lacey earned her B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin and completed her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. Lacey’s private practice
specializes in providing counseling services to children and adults with trauma from sexual abuse/assault. She also specializes in the effects of trauma and loss in the perinatal period. Lacey became passionate about working with parents that struggle with perinatal PTSD, after becoming a mother and experiencing trauma after her newborn was unexpectedly admitted to the NICU. Since then, she has dedicated time to learning as much as the can about the intersection of birth and trauma. Lacey is the current Clinical Director for The Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas.
is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counseling Intern, supervised by Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S. She currently practices at Nurture Family Counseling in Cedar Park.
Lauren earned a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. Lauren
provides counseling services to individuals and couples in various topics including relationship trauma, life transitions, and grief and loss. She has a passion for supporting people who have undergone discrimination based on gender, sexual identity, and race. She is trained in EMDR, IFS, and Sandtray therapy, and enjoys integrating these models in ways that help her clients unlock internal resources and new insights.
, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, has 15 years of practice in family and play therapy. He has extensive speaking and training experience and has worked in a variety of mental health settings. Most of Marshall’s clinical practice has focused on attachment trauma and its effect on family relationships. Marshall conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals and leads training in both parenting and professional settings; much of his consultation and training focuses on the use of sandtray therapy within a trauma-informed context. He is EMDR-certified and TBRI-trained and uses these with foster and adoptive families. To hear more about how Marshall's trauma therapy career has been shaped into its present state, click
. As Marshall is nearing the completion of his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, more writing opportunities are emerging and this has become a passionate point of interest for him. If you are interested in engaging in clinical services with Marshall, go to
Nurture Family Counseling's site
for more information.
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