An Introduction to Sand Tray Work

  • Certification: IICP will issue a CPD Certificate of Attendance. CPD: 6 hours

  • QQI: N/A

  • Cost: €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)

    • NOTE: Summer Series Special Offer – Book any two workshops and get a third free (cannot be used in conjunction with alumni discount)
  • Date: Sunday 25th June 2023

  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Delivery: Onsite in our Tallaght Campus


The use of creative ways of facilitating growth and change is of interest to therapists who work with all ages. Sand tray work can be a fantastic way of working with clients in transformative and engaging process work.

Course Content

  • A brief historical background of sandtray therapy
  • Rationale of using Sandtray therapy
  • Therapeutic Relationship
  • Developmental Considerations
  • Integrating sandtray therapy with a variety of techniques – which are underpinned in theory
  • The day will be a mixture of experiential, formal lectures, group discussions and videos


  • Sunday 25th June 2023, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This workshop is for mental health practitioners who are working with/interested in working more with Sand Trays and Miniatures in their practice


  • The college will issue a certificate of attendance to those who take this workshop
  • CPD: 6 hours


  • €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)
  • This course is part of IICP’s Summer Series and eligible for our 3 for 2 offer so book any two summer series workshops and get a third one free!

    • Note: The discount for IICP Students / Alumni and VCS Counsellors cannot be used in conjunction with the 3 for 2 offer.


  • This workshop will take place onsite in our Tallaght Campus.

Getting Started

Applications to this course are done online using the link below. If you have any queries, please contact the office on 01 4664205 or call Triona on 086 0499154.

Simply click the below button to be brought to our online application process. When prompted, please select ‘Summer Series’, then select ‘An Introduction to Sand Tray Work June 2023′ and complete the form.

Online Application Form

About the Programme Facilitator

Maura Carey
Maura CareyMA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents, BA Hons Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, H-Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, Diploma in Family Constellations, Prof. Cert in CBT, MA in CBT, Prof Cert in Mindfulness, Diploma in Clinical Supervision, Cert in Trauma Informed Practice, MIACP
Maura Carey is a fully accredited and highly experienced psychotherapist. She is the Clinical Director and owner of Cherry Blossom Therapy in Killucan, Co. Westmeath, and is accredited with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Maura provides mental health treatment to children and adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. She also runs workshops and provides services to various organisations and businesses.

Maura takes an Integrative approach to her work with clients and offers treatment for a wide variety of presenting issues, with an emphasis on the importance of building and maintaining strong, trauma informed therapeutic relationships.

With a broad educational background, Maura’s areas of expertise include child and adolescent psychotherapy, family systemics and couples therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness. She is also an experienced clinical supervisor. Maura lectures in IICP on a broad range of topics and is currently programme leader for third year students.