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Training and Events

2017 National Conference - BC

Early Bird registration has been extended to April 30, 2017
Conference registration ends May 5, 2017

Registration Fees:

Members - $375 ($325 for early bird registration)
Non-Members - $475 ($400 for early bird registration)
Students - $200
Gala dinner - $25 for conference attendees & $50 per guest

Please note that cancellations will be processed only until May 1, and that a 25% non-refundable admin fee will apply.

The Conference will be held at UBC Robson Square Conference Centre.

The Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown is now fully booked, but there are other options within walking distance from the conference location:

  • L'Hermitage Vancouver (map)
  • Century Plaza Hotel and Spa (map)
  • Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (map)
  • Shangri-La Hotel (map)
  • Loden Hotel (map)
  • Ramada Vancouver Downtown (map)
  • Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (map)
  • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (map)

Can't come to the BCPTA/CAST conference?

Then come to the Friday evening keynote address and wine and cheese social.

On Friday evening, May 12, 2017, we are opening the 2017 BCPTA/CAST conference. Come enjoy the keynote address by Dr. Brenda Weinberg titled "The 'New' in Psychotherapy: Play and Sandplay Therapy." Then stay to enjoy wine, cheese and snacks and socialize with your contemporaries.

Place:  UBC Robson Square, theatre, C100
Time:   6:45pm - closing (10pm)
*Cost:  $30.00 (food and wine included)

2016 Training – Alberta

Please check back for future Edmonton training events

 
Please contact us if you are interested in CAST training in Edmonton
Barbara Dalziel: barbara.dalziel@sympatico.ca; Tel.: (514) 217-6022
Bea Donald: beadonald@shaw.ca; Tel.: (604) 340-7603

2016-17 Training – Vancouver, BC

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Five, 3-day introductory and intermediate level trainings will fulfill 100 theoretical hours required for certification. Introductory training is necessary for participation in intermediate level modules.
Module 4: May 11 & 12, 2017, preceding the CAST BCPTA conference
Training will be only 10 hours. The fee is $300 for members, $325 non members

Module 5: November 17, 18, & 19, 2017
Please note that cancellations will be processed only until May 1, and that a 25% non-refundable admin fee will apply.

IMPORTANT: If you missed a previous module, please contact the CAST teachers for this training BEFORE attempting to register for a subsequent module. Thank you!

Each module: CAST Members: $600; Non Members: $650

Deposit of $150 due at time of registration. Cancellations before registration deadline are subject to a $75 processing fee. Cancellations after registration deadline can be refunded (less $75 processing fee) only if your space can be filled.

Upcoming Training:
Facilitated by Senior CAST Teachers:
Barbara Dalziel, BHSC, CAST/ISST
Bea Donald, Ph.D., RCC, MFT, CAST/ISST
Module 4:
May 11 & 12, 2017
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Contact for more information:
Bea Donald: beadonald@shaw.ca; Tel.: (604) 340-7603
Barbara Dalziel: barbara.dalziel@sympatico.ca; Tel.: (514) 217-6022

Toronto Training Intensives

Facilitated by CAST Teachers:

Maria Iosue, MSW/RSW, MA Soc, CAST/ISST, Senior Teacher
Olga Lipadatova, PhD, ATR, CCC, CAST/ISST

Three, 4-day Sandplay intensive trainings will fulfill 100 theoretical hours required for certification.

2016-2017 training program

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Module 1: March 2, 3, 4, & 5, 2017 *UPCOMING – See below.
Module 2: June 1, 2, 3, & 4, 2017 *UPCOMING – See below.
Module 3: November 2, 3, 4, & 5, 2017

IMPORTANT: If you missed a previous module, please contact the CAST teachers for this training BEFORE attempting to register for a subsequent module. Thank you!

Each module: CAST Members: $1100; Non Members: $1150

Deposit of $200 due at time of registration, along with a one-time administrative fee of $50. Cancellations before registration deadline are subject to a $75 processing fee. Cancellations after registration deadline can be refunded (less $75 processing fee) only if your space can be filled.

Registration process requires:

  1. Completed registration with minimum of initial deposit
  2. Completed application form
  3. A current CV
  4. Brief phone or Skype interview with one of the training facilitators
Upcoming Training:
Facilitated by Senior CAST Teachers:
Maria Iosue, MSW/RSW, MA Soc, CAST/ISST
Olga Lipadatova, PhD, ATR, CCC, CAST/ISST
Module 1:
March 2, 3, 4, & 5, 2017
Registration deadline: February 2, 2017
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Module 2:
June 1, 2, 3, & 4, 2017
Registration deadline: May 1, 2017
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Contact for more information:
Email ontario.training@sandplaycanada.ca for further information and to find out if you will qualify for training.

Kingston Introductory Training

Facilitated by CAST Teacher:
Sylvia Simonyi-Elmer DCS, RP, CAST/ISST, Senior Teacher

Two-day training will provide 10 hours of Introduction to Sandplay Therapy allowing further enrolment into certification training with both CAST and ISST:

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Introductory Training Option 1: October 21-22, 2017

Introductory Training Option 2: November 25-26, 2017


Cost: $380 CAST members; $420 non-members
Full payment due on September 25
Cancellations can be refunded (less $75 processing fee) only if your space can be filled.

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Contact for more information:
Email sylvia.simonyielmer@icloud.com

French ONLY Training - Montreal, QC.

Future Montreal CAST trainings in French are under development, please check back for further information.