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Advanced Sandtray Therapy: Digging Deeper into Clinical Practice

Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S |  Linda E. Homeyer, PhD,, LPC-S, RPT-S
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Sep 24, 2021
Taylor & Francis
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Advanced Sandtray Therapy deepens mental health professionals’ abilities to understand and apply sandtray therapy.

Chapters show readers how to integrate clinical theory with sand work, resulting in more focused therapeutic work. Using practical basics as building blocks, the book takes a more detailed look at the ins and outs of work with attachment and trauma, showing therapists how to work through the sequence of treatment while also taking into account clients’ trauma experiences and attachment issues.

This text is a vital guide for any clinician interested in adding sandtray therapy to their existing work with clients as well as students in graduate programs for the mental health professions.



Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S's Profile

Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S Related seminars and products

Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, lives in the Austin, Texas area and has 20 years of practice in family and play therapy. Drawing on lessons learned from working with attachment trauma in a variety of mental health settings. Marshall regularly teaches on trauma, expressive therapies, relational neuroscience and attachment-informed family work around the globe.

In addition to maintaining a small clinical practice, Marshall also conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals who are pursuing EMDR certification and RPT status, often with a particular focus on the use of sandtray therapy to treat trauma.

Marshall has published in professional journals and magazines in addition to contributing chapters to the books Counseling Families: Play-Based Treatment and EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach and co-authoring Advanced Sandtray Therapy: Digging Deeper into Clinical Practice.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Marshall Lyles has employment relationships with Portland Community College, Richmont Graduate University, and Nurture Family Counseling. He receives royalties as a published author. Marshall Lyles receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Marshall Lyles serves on the Board of Directors for EMDR International Association and is a member of the World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals. He serves on the EMDRIA Leadership and the EMDRIA Performance Review Committees.


Linda E. Homeyer, PhD,, LPC-S, RPT-S Related seminars and products

Linda E. Homeyer, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, is a play therapist, sandtray therapist, author, and distinguished professor emerita at Texas State University. After thirty years of practice she is now semi-retired but continues to write and play in the clay in Texas.


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