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Sandtray Applications to Address Diversity & Bias

January 21 @ 9:00 am 10:30 am

Now that the trauma of racial bias is finally being discussed more widely in contemporary society, Sabra will teach how sandtray offers opportunity to uncover how these and related issues manifest through the symbolism of the sand scenes themselves. In this dynamic workshop, diverse healing disciplines will learn about the power of sandtray to explore ways to identify, evaluate, and address racial and cultural biases as they affect sandtray narratives.

Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S, M.Ed, will help us consider the strengths inherent in cultural diversity and how they can be used to foster healing. As a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, Sabra will incorporate case videos and concepts from Brené Brown’s 10 Guideposts of Wholehearted Living (particularly the Gifts of Imperfection) to structure this action packed hour and explore this important aspect of any authentic therapeutic relationship. Sandtray making and witnessing by participants will be an important part of this experiential session.

IMPORTANT: for the experiential portion of this workshop, all registrants will need to use the Online Sandtray (created by Karen Fried) to participate.

* This HPG presentation will be recorded. For those who would like to attend, but find that the time of the presentation doesn’t work with your schedule, you may signup and get the recording of the presentation afterwards.



$15 Drop-In Free | Free for HPG Members


About the presenter:

Sabra Starnes is an Independent Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor, and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor who has been practicing for 23 years in the DMV area. She is the founder and Owner of Next Place Therapy Services, LLC, a private practice in Largo, Maryland. She works with children ages 3-16 years old and their families using Play and Expressive Therapies, and has extensive training and certifications in adoption and attachment, EMDR, Sandtray, Trusted Behavioral Relation Intervention, Daring Way, Kinesthetic Storytelling, and Trauma.

Sabra is a local, national, and international Speaker and Trainer on Adoption and Foster Care from a personal and professional perspective. She provides engaging and fun play and sand tray workshops both in-person and online play therapy training for mental health clinicians.

Learn more about Sabra and her practice here: sabrastarnes.com.


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