ICST Training

Are you ready to expand your mental health expertise so that you can unlock the unconscious of your clients without words?

Unlock the Full Potential of Sandtray Therapy: Overcome Challenges and Elevate Your Practice by Learning the Magic of Sandtray and becoming a Sandtray Superstar!

You became a therapist because you wanted to help others. You opened a practice for freedom and flexibility.

Now, you're stuck at work late every night or at home completing documentation.

You are...

  • feeling guilty for missing dinners and school events with your kids

  • doubting your therapy skills because you are so overwhelmed that you cannot give the individualized attention needed to support each client

  • feeling like you are drowning in responsibilities and failing at each one, alone on the island with no one to support you

But, what if you could change the way you are feeling?

What if you could...

  • gain a community of therapists to support you?

  • develop confidence and capability in a modality that helps heal clients and reduces stress on you as a therapist?

  • discover clarity in your goals, return to the joy working with clients, and reclaim time to spend with your family?

It's totally possible for you- and sandtray therapy is the answer!

Become a Sandtray Superstar!

Unlock the Full Potential of Sandtray Therapy: Overcome Challenges and Elevate Your Practice

What is sandtray therapy?

Sand tray therapy is a therapeutic technique that uses a tray of sand along with small tools, toys, or figurines to help people express themselves without words. It is a non-threatening and creative way to explore and process thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Sand tray therapy can be used with people of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Here's how sandtray therapy can help transform your practice:

*Expand your practice- Sandtray therapy can attract new clients and help retain existing ones. Many clients are drawn to sandtray therapy because it is a non-threatening and creative way to address their concerns.

*Offer more effective therapy- Sandtray therapy can help your clients to make deeper and more lasting progress in therapy. By exploring their inner world through sandtray therapy, clients can gain new insights into themselves and their problems and develop more effective coping skills.

*Set yourself apart from other therapists- By learning sandtray therapy, you can set yourself apart from other therapists and offer your clients a unique and valuable service.

*Gain a credential, providing you with feelings of creditability in what you are doing. Leave the training with new connections of people you can count on for support, encouragement, and consultation. You will feel more capable of having practiced skills and receiving real-time feedback and consultation about your actual clients.

In addition to the above benefits, sandtray therapy can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for therapists. It is a creative and challenging technique that can help you to grow as a therapist.

Want a quick peek at how you can use sandtray therapy to create an amazing client experience?

A child struggling with anxiety can use sandtray therapy to create scenes that represent their fears and worries. The therapist can help the child process and manage their anxiety in a safe and controlled environment.

An adolescent dealing with grief and loss can use sandtray therapy to create scenes representing their loved one who died. The therapist can then help the adolescent process their grief and begin to heal.

An adult struggling with a difficult relationship can use sandtray therapy to create scenes representing their relationship. The therapist can then help the adult to understand their role in the relationship and identify ways to improve it.

Enroll In Monarch Mastery's Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist (ICST) Training

What You'll Learn...

  • Learn the what, why and how behind sandtray therapy so that you can communicate the value to anyone- especially parents!


  • Gain confidence and capability in knowing the steps to facilitating sandtray in your practice so that you know what to say and when to say it


  • Add a marketable niche to your practice that reduces overwhelm on the therapist

The ICST Training follows the IAST guidelines.

https://sandtraytherapy.org/icst-and-icst-p-standards/

Training incorporates four levels, all with Approved IAST Provider – Kim Feeney, ICST-P #008.

APT Approved Provider #22-657


"I learned a lot about therapy and about myself from the ICST certification process. I had the chance to learn the theory behind sandtray, why and how it works, and then practice the skills with members of my cohort. I have used these skills with clients of all ages and they love it! I even make my own trays when I want to do a little self-therapy or process a tough day. Our cohort of 8 has stayed in touch and we support each other. In fact, that is how I met Kim. I love her teaching style!!! She is very interactive and you will come away with plenty of new skills. Your career and skills are worth the investment!"

--Dr. Kris Yells, Ph. D., LCSW-S, ICST, CATP

About This Course...

What Is ICST?

The ICST training is a complete system to provide you the training needed to facilitate sandtray therapy in your practice.

Have Questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Is This Course Online Or In-Person?

ICST training is taught in a hybrid of in person & online learning, beginning with in-person training for Levels 1 & 2 followed by weekly online meetings to complete 15 hours of case consultation before regathering in-person for Levels 3 & 4 to complete your certification.

Each level is provided in a small workshop format at our beautiful facility in Davenport, Iowa. You’ll get time to rest and get what you need with instruction while allowing you time to connect with the other therapists and work on yourself as well.

Similar to the training I received from Southern Sandtray Institute, you will receive techniques, guides, resources, and a positive life-altering change within yourself! Feel the beauty, brilliance, and healing power of Sandtray while forming a lifetime connection with similar-minded professionals. Breathe it all in and enjoy! Take the leap, come heal and connect with Monarch Mastery Consulting and Training.

By the end of this 6 month training program, you'll not only have a new tool to help your clients, you will also reduce stress and burnout in yourself, while gaining a marketable skill for your practice.

This program is what you’ve been searching for and more!

Have Questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Level 1: Introduction To Sand Tray Therapy

This workshop is an introductory class to sandtray work within the play therapy setting. It will cover how to work with both children and adults in sandtray as well as specific methods and techniques.

Key Learning Objectives:

Day 1:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the history of sandtray work in play therapy.

  2. Explain the difference between sandtray and sandplay therapy.

  3. Apply a basic understanding of materials needed for this work, such as miniatures, sand, and sandtrays.

  4. Demonstrate and develop skills needed to process sandtray with adults.

  5. List 20 directives for sandtray work in play therapy provided by the instructor and create others when given case examples from the instructor.

  6. Use several case studies of adults and apply an understanding of the process that occurred within the treatment.

  7. List 10 themes in the sandtray, including those which indicate mental health concerns and healing.

Day 2:

  1. Demonstrate an overview of developmental issues that occur within sand tray work with children and other special populations.

  2. Apply a basic understanding of non-directive play therapy as how it relates to working with children in the sandtray.

  3. Understand and experience role play of sandtray work and experience a role play of how this occurs with children and sandtray.

  4. Use several case studies of children and apply an understanding of the process that occurred within the play therapy treatment.

  5. Apply the latest brain-informed research behind the power of sandtray in play therapy.

  6. Create a group sandtray and demonstrate 3 ways that sandtray can be used in a group and family therapy setting.

Have Questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Level 2: The Neuroscience of Sandtray Play Therapy

This workshop is an advanced sandtray therapy class within the play therapy setting. It will cover the brain science behind sandtray therapy and how this relates to working with clients in the sand.

Day 1:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basics of brain structure, especially in how this relates to play therapy.

  2. Apply the tenets of interpersonal neurobiology in a play therapy setting.

  3. Use several case studies in terms of neuroscience integrating with play therapy.

  4. Demonstrate how different ages work in the sand and play from a brain science perspective.

  5. Demonstrate the effect of trauma on the brain and how this affects sandtray therapy.

  6. Apply 2 new techniques to help explain the brain structure to how working in the play and sandtray setting.

    Day 2:

    1. Apply the Poly-vagal theory and how this relates to play and sandtray therapy.

    2. Demonstrate to interpret sandtrays based within brain science.

    3. Demonstrate the importance of implicit vs explicit memories within therapy and play.

    4. Demonstrate skills to enhance your work as a facilitator of sandtray therapy.

    5. Apply the tenets of brain science research into your work in the sandtray.

    6. Demonstrate an explanation of how sandtray therapy can be a form of play therapy from a brain-informed method, including the nine pathways of integration.

Have Questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Level 3: Advanced Case Consultation and Personal Work in Sandtray Play Therapy

This class is a two-day advanced class where you will gain further training in sandtray methods used in play therapy. Personal work will be used to practice sandtray techniques. This workshop will be focusing on understanding one’s own journey as a way to further appreciate the client’s world. Participants are encouraged to bring favorite miniatures as well as a journal. Sand trays will be provided.

Day 1:

  1. Recite how the brain works through the sandtray and play therapy process.

  2. Discuss and review several personal case studies as well as those provided by the instructor within the playroom.

  3. Discuss several case consolations provided by participants in the sandtray and play therapy room.

  4. Provide demonstration of personal work in the sandtray with the trainer and participants.

  5. Analyze 2-3 differing theories regarding the use of particular methods of sandtray work in the sand.

  6. Apply techniques in the sandtray and play therapy from both the client and therapist’s perspective.

  7. Identify 5-6 processing prompts appropriate for both children and adults in sandtray play therapy

    Day 2:

    1. Analyze a live demonstration of the sandtray process and play therapy with a nonparticipant.

    2. Discuss demonstration using clinical tools learned in the sandtray process the previous day.

    3. Design 1-2 techniques to use in the sandtray therapy process from a particular theoretical orientation.

    4. Assess and critique personal processing skills in the sandtray while in pair exercises.

    5. Explain the importance of personal work within the sandtray as a tool to becoming an effective therapist through experiential exercises.

    6. Discuss how to incorporate sandtray and play therapy into other models of therapy.

Have Questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Level 4: Adlerian Sandtray Play Therapy

In two-day class, you learn the fundamentals of sand tray play therapy, the basics of Adlerian theory, and a variety of methods for combining the two.  We will explore how to use sand trays to (a) build a relationship with clients; (b) explore clients’ lifestyle patterns; (c) help clients gain insight into their patterns; and (d) make changes in their thoughts, feelings, attitudes, behaviors, and relationships. You will learn how to use Adlerian concepts to help you develop an understanding of clients and build treatment plans for those clients.  You will also learn sand tray strategies for consulting with parents and teachers.

Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

1. Describe how the sand tray play therapy process can be used to build relationships with play therapy clients.

2. Give at least 2 examples of the types of trays that could be used to build relationships with play therapy clients.

3. Describe how the sand tray play therapy process can be used to explore clients’ lifestyle patterns.

4. Give at least 2 examples of sand trays that the play therapist could use to explore client's lifestyle patterns.

5. List and describe at least 2 directed sand trays that can be used to explore a play therapy client's Crucial Cs. 

6. List and describe at least 2 directed sand trays that can be used to explore a play therapy client's personality priorities. 

7. List and describe at least 2 directed sand trays that can be used to explore a play therapy client's goals of misbehavior. 

8. List and describe at least 2 directed trays that can be used to explore a play therapy client's assets/strengths.

9. Describe at least 2 directed sand trays that can be used to explore a play therapy client's family atmosphere.

10. Describe at least 2 directed sand trays that can be used to explore a play therapy client's psychological birth order position.

11. Explain how the Adlerian sand tray play therapy process can be used to help clients gain insight into their lifestyle patterns.

12. Describe and give examples of how doing a sand tray for a client can help that client gain insight into his/her/their lifestyle.

Have Questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Cost of Training

Complete Cohort: The Training includes 50-hours of in person training and 15-hours Online Case Consultation!

That’s 65 hours all in one training, providing you with what you need to apply for an International Credential in Sandtray Therapy (plus all the other goodies)!

One Time Payment: $4,000
Ten Monthly Payments: $450

Twenty Bi-Monthly Payments of $225

Student Rate: $3000 or $310/month for 10 months

Levels 1&2 Only

One Time Payment $1000 or 10 Monthly Payments of $120

Level 1 Only: 

One Time Payment $600 or 6 Monthly Payments of $115

Have questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Course Dates

Levels 1&2:

June 24-28, 2024

Levels 3&4: December 9-13, 2024

Time: 8:30 am- 3:00 pm each day

Location: Butterfly Beginnings Counseling 2515 W Central Park Ave Davenport, IA 52804

The ICST Training follows the IAST guidelines. https://sandtraytherapy.org/icst-and-icst-p-standards/

The Training incorporates four levels, all with Approved IAST Provider – Kim Feeney, ICST-P #008.

APT Approved Provider #22-657

Monarch Mastery Consulting and Training has been approved by NBCC as an ApprovedContinuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7494. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Monarch Mastery Consulting and Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Level 1: Introduction to Sandtray Play Therapy (in-person 13 CEs)

Level 2: The Neuroscience of Sandtray Play Therapy (in-person 12 CEs)

Level 3: Advanced Case Consultation and Personal Work in Sandtray Play Therapy (in-person 13 CEs)

Level 4: Adlerian Sandtray Play Therapy (in-person 12 CEs)

15 online case consultation hours with the same provider

Have questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

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What's Included

The Complete Training Experience

  • Private Cohort Facebook Group
  • 2 Meals and Snacks Each Day
  • Stylish Personalized Tote Bag
  • Personalized Workbook and Handouts
  • Journal and Pen

Sandtray Starter Kit

  • Handmade Wooden Sandtray
  • 25 lbs. Original Jurassic Sand
  • Miniature Starter Kit
  • 2 Books on Sandtray
  • Documentation Templates for Sandtray Sessions
  • 6 Months Enrollment in Sandtray Suite Plus
  • 50 hours in-person training (APT CEs Available)

  • 15 hours online consultation


"The skill and knowledge demonstrated by Kim continues to amaze me. She is an amazing trainer and has created a space for individuals to grow and learn. --Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, RPT-S, ICST"

Are you seeking a marketable niche to enhance your growing play therapy practice?

Have you invested in books, miniatures, and high-quality sand, only to wonder, "Now what?"


Are you facing challenges when working with specific clients on your caseload?

Do you find it difficult to effectively communicate the value of sandtray therapy to parents?

Are you eager to incorporate more sandtray therapy into your practice but unsure where to begin?

Is the weight of trauma on your caseload pushing you towards burnout?

Your Search For Guidance Ends HERE!

Enroll In Monarch Mastery's Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist (ICST) Training

What You'll Learn...

  • Learn the what, why and how behind sandtray therapy so that you can communicate it to anyone

  • Gain confidence and capability in knowing the steps to facilitating sandtray in your practice so that you know what to say and when to say it

  • Add a marketable niche to your practice that reduces overwhelm on the therapist

The ICST Training follows the IAST guidelines.

https://sandtraytherapy.org/icst-and-icst-p-standards/

Training incorporates four levels, all with Approved IAST Provider – Kim Feeney, ICST-P #008.

APT Approved Provider #22-657


"I learned a lot about therapy and about myself from the ICST certification process. I had the chance to learn the theory behind sandtray, why and how it works, and then practice the skills with members of my cohort. I have used these skills with clients of all ages and they love it! I even make my own trays when I want to do a little self-therapy or process a tough day. Our cohort of 8 has stayed in touch and we support each other. In fact, that is how I met Kim. I love her teaching style!!! She is very interactive and you will come away with plenty of new skills. Your career and skills are worth the investment!"

--Dr. Kris Yells, Ph. D., LCSW-S, ICST, CATP

About This Course...

What Is ICST?

The ICST training is a complete system to provide you the training needed to facilitate sandtray therapy in your practice.

Have Questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Is This Course Online Or In-Person?

ICST training is taught in a hybrid of in person & online learning, beginning with in-person training for Levels 1 & 2 followed by weekly online meetings to complete 15 hours of case consultation before regathering in-person for Levels 3 & 4 to complete your certification.

Each level is provided in a small workshop format at our beautiful facility in Davenport, Iowa. You’ll get time to rest and get what you need with instruction while allowing you time to connect with the other therapists and work on yourself as well.

Similar to the training I received from Southern Sandtray Institute, you will receive techniques, guides, resources, and a positive life-altering change within yourself! Feel the beauty, brilliance, and healing power of Sandtray while forming a lifetime connection with similar-minded professionals. Breathe it all in and enjoy! Take the leap, come heal and connect with Monarch Mastery Consulting and Training.

By the end of this 6 month training program, you'll not only have a new tool to help your clients, you will also reduce stress and burnout in yourself, while gaining a marketable skill for your practice.

This program is what you’ve been searching for and more!

Have Questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Level 1: Introduction To Sand Tray Therapy

This workshop is an introductory class to sandtray work within the play therapy setting. It will cover how to work with both children and adults in sandtray as well as specific methods and techniques.

Key Learning Objectives:

Day 1:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the history of sandtray work in play therapy.

  2. Explain the difference between sandtray and sandplay therapy.

  3. Apply a basic understanding of materials needed for this work, such as miniatures, sand, and sandtrays.

  4. Demonstrate and develop skills needed to process sandtray with adults.

  5. List 20 directives for sandtray work in play therapy provided by the instructor and create others when given case examples from the instructor.

  6. Use several case studies of adults and apply an understanding of the process that occurred within the treatment.

  7. List 10 themes in the sandtray, including those which indicate mental health concerns and healing.

Day 2:

  1. Demonstrate an overview of developmental issues that occur within sand tray work with children and other special populations.

  2. Apply a basic understanding of non-directive play therapy as how it relates to working with children in the sandtray.

  3. Understand and experience role play of sandtray work and experience a role play of how this occurs with children and sandtray.

  4. Use several case studies of children and apply an understanding of the process that occurred within the play therapy treatment.

  5. Apply the latest brain-informed research behind the power of sandtray in play therapy.

  6. Create a group sandtray and demonstrate 3 ways that sandtray can be used in a group and family therapy setting.

Have Questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Level 2: The Neuroscience of Sandtray Play Therapy

This workshop is an advanced sandtray therapy class within the play therapy setting. It will cover the brain science behind sandtray therapy and how this relates to working with clients in the sand.

Day 1:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basics of brain structure, especially in how this relates to play therapy.

  2. Apply the tenets of interpersonal neurobiology in a play therapy setting.

  3. Use several case studies in terms of neuroscience integrating with play therapy.

  4. Demonstrate how different ages work in the sand and play from a brain science perspective.

  5. Demonstrate the effect of trauma on the brain and how this affects sandtray therapy.

  6. Apply 2 new techniques to help explain the brain structure to how working in the play and sandtray setting.

    Day 2:

    1. Apply the Poly-vagal theory and how this relates to play and sandtray therapy.

    2. Demonstrate to interpret sandtrays based within brain science.

    3. Demonstrate the importance of implicit vs explicit memories within therapy and play.

    4. Demonstrate skills to enhance your work as a facilitator of sandtray therapy.

    5. Apply the tenets of brain science research into your work in the sandtray.

    6. Demonstrate an explanation of how sandtray therapy can be a form of play therapy from a brain-informed method, including the nine pathways of integration.

Have Questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Level 3: Advanced Case Consultation and Personal Work in Sandtray Play Therapy

This class is a two-day advanced class where you will gain further training in sandtray methods used in play therapy. Personal work will be used to practice sandtray techniques. This workshop will be focusing on understanding one’s own journey as a way to further appreciate the client’s world. Participants are encouraged to bring favorite miniatures as well as a journal. Sand trays will be provided.

Day 1:

  1. Recite how the brain works through the sandtray and play therapy process.

  2. Discuss and review several personal case studies as well as those provided by the instructor within the playroom.

  3. Discuss several case consolations provided by participants in the sandtray and play therapy room.

  4. Provide demonstration of personal work in the sandtray with the trainer and participants.

  5. Analyze 2-3 differing theories regarding the use of particular methods of sandtray work in the sand.

  6. Apply techniques in the sandtray and play therapy from both the client and therapist’s perspective.

  7. Identify 5-6 processing prompts appropriate for both children and adults in sandtray play therapy

    Day 2:

    1. Analyze a live demonstration of the sandtray process and play therapy with a nonparticipant.

    2. Discuss demonstration using clinical tools learned in the sandtray process the previous day.

    3. Design 1-2 techniques to use in the sandtray therapy process from a particular theoretical orientation.

    4. Assess and critique personal processing skills in the sandtray while in pair exercises.

    5. Explain the importance of personal work within the sandtray as a tool to becoming an effective therapist through experiential exercises.

    6. Discuss how to incorporate sandtray and play therapy into other models of therapy.

Have Questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Level 4: Level Four will be Decided Collectively Based on the Group's Needs

Level Four will be discussed by the group within the Level One Training. It will be primarily based on the needs of the group and chosen by the end of Level Two, with a majority vote. A detailed list of these topics will be presented to the group prior to attending the Level One Training. The trainer is open to receiving suggestions for the group training at this time.

Have Questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Cost of Training

Complete Cohort: The Training includes 50-hours of in person training and 15-hours Online Case Consultation!

That’s 65 hours all in one training, providing you with what you need to apply for an International Credential in Sandtray Therapy (plus all the other goodies)!

One Time Payment: $4,000

Ten Monthly Payments: $450

Twenty Bi-Monthly Payments of $225

Levels 1&2 Only

One Time Payment $1000 or 10 Monthly Payments of $120

Level 1 Only: 

One Time Payment $600 or 6 Monthly Payments of $115

Have questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Course Dates

Levels 1&2:

June 24-28, 2024

Levels 3&4: December 9-13, 2024

Time: 9:00 am- 4:30 pm each day

Location: Butterfly Beginnings Counseling 2515 W Central Park Ave Davenport, IA 52804

The ICST Training follows the IAST guidelines. https://sandtraytherapy.org/icst-and-icst-p-standards/

The Training incorporates four levels, all with Approved IAST Provider – Kim Feeney, ICST-P #008.

APT Approved Provider #22-657

Level 1: Introduction to Sandtray Play Therapy (in-person 13 CEs)

Level 1: Introduction to Sandtray Play Therapy has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. MonarchMastery Consulting and Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No.SP-4087.

Level 2: The Neuroscience of Sandtray Play Therapy (in-person 12 CEs)

Level 3: Advanced Case Consultation and Personal Work in Sandtray Play Therapy (in-person 13 CEs)

Level 4: Advanced sandtray therapy course taught by IAST Approved Provider (in-person 12 CEs)

15 online case consultation hours with the same provider

Have questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

Course Bonuses!


"The skill and knowledge demonstrated by Kim continues to amaze me. She is an amazing trainer and has created a space for individuals to grow and learn. --Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, RPT-S, ICST"

  • 50 hours in-person training (APT CEs Available)

  • 15 hours online consultation

  • Handmade Wooden Sandtray

  • 25 lbs. Original Jurassic Sand

  • Miniature Starter Kit

  • 2 Books on Sandtray

  • Documentation Templates for Sandtray Sessions

  • 6 Months Enrollment in Sandtray Suite Plus

  • Private Cohort Facebook Group

  • 2 Meals and Snacks Each Day

  • Stylish Personalized Tote Bag

  • Personalized Workbook and Handouts

  • Journal and Pen

A Letter From The Instructor

Dear Burnt out and Struggling Fellow Therapist,

Maybe you’re tired of working in a bubble and not having anyone to bounce ideas off of, or you’re looking to add a powerful evidence-based technique to your toolbox.

I know in my own practice, having sandtray in my therapy room has improved my confidence because I know a technique that speaks to my younger population of clients. Those clients and their parents experience faster and more effective results.

That’s why I’m so excited you’re here! As a fellow mental health professional I’m thrilled you want to add sandtray training to your current practice.

Let's Transform Your Practice & The Lives Of Your Patients!

Sincerely,

Kim Feeney, LISW, RPT-S

About Kim Feeney

Hi, I’m Kim Feeney, LISW, RPT-S. I’m pleased to bring my unique balance of experience, expertise, and training to my new training center, Monarch Mastery Consulting and Training and specifically the ICST training. As a sandtray therapist for over ten years, I can personally speak to the power of utilizing sandtray with clients.

When I attended my ICST training, I was feeling depleted, exhausted, and alone. I had a solo practice working with children and families. My caseload and waiting list was extensive.

Through the magic and science of sandtray and connection with my cohort, I returned to my practice excited, inspired, and capable of implementing this new way of interacting with clients. In addition, I learned more about myself and why I love this work, and even discovered ways to improve and market my business centering around this new technique I had learned.

I now lead a small group practice. I enjoy facilitating sandtray therapy with my clients and helping them to gain insight into their ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Knowing the science behind the work has assisted me in conversations with parents, teachers, and other caregivers to validate my work with children.

Monarch Mastery Consulting and Training provides sandtray training toward the ICST credential. This experiential training is rooted in neuroscience and play therapy theory. We will form connections with a community of therapists while playfully mastering the therapeutic skills of sandtray.

ICST Training is a 6 month certification program taught in an experiential, didactic, & playful group setting.

What Our Students Are Saying...

"
"ICST training was transformative. It not only allowed me to use sandtray confidently with clients, it also provided me with the information on how and the why sandtray works. I  gained insight into the benefits of sandtray and gained a community of providers that I continue to engage with regularly. Being a part of this community has been exciting as I have seen providers grow and flourish personally and professionally after they completed their ICST certification training. If you're on the fence about ICST training I say go for it it is definitely worth the time and money". 

--Kristin Krippa, M.A., LPA, HSP-PA


"There are many reasons why I found this training is valuable: The program is designed to encourage increased awareness related to “self of therapist” by practicing technique in a safe group setting. Actually experiencing what we’re asking clients to do matters when trying to introduce the concepts and the benefits. The group experience learning and sharing one’s own emotions with others creates opportunity to form lasting friendships. I found “my people” in sand tray. There is an extensive support network in which one can be involved to whatever degree needed. The process of obtaining a certificate helps with confidence in abilities as well as signifying completion/legitimacy. Sand tray allows the right(emotion) brain to say what the left(logic) brain cannot. Often a person is not even aware of the connection/meaning the miniatures set in the tray. Telling “the story” also can illuminate new understanding, therefore healing. The training is well rounded, with portions involving polyvagal, brain structure, attachment theory, and how to use techniques with other specific populations. It intense, and well worth it."

--Dr. Margaret Houston, LMFT, ICST

When joining the ICST program you will gain:

  • Connection with like-minded therapists


  • Capability to facilitate sandtray in your work with clients, knowing the what, why, and how behind sandtray


  • Confidence in your ability to help clients with a renewed spirit for the work you do and a deeper understanding of why you do it.

Are You???

Ready to Feel Confident in Your Work?

Committed to Quality Training?

Excited to Integrate more Science and Evidence-Based Techniques?

Willing to Try New Things?

Are you prepared to transform your practice with the addition of sandtray therapy?

Are you ready to up level and provide a deeper experience for your clients while reducing your stress?

Yes? Then this Course is For You!

Course Schedule:

Levels 1&2: June 24-28, 2024

Levels 3&4: December 9-13, 2024

Time: 8:30 am- 3:00 pm each day

Location: Butterfly Beginnings Counseling 2515 W Central Park Ave Davenport, IA 52804


The ICST Training follows the IAST guidelines. https://sandtraytherapy.org/icst-and-icst-p-standards/

The Training incorporates four levels, all with Approved IAST Provider – Kim Feeney, ICST-P #008.

APT Approved Provider #22-657

Monarch Mastery Consulting and Training has been approved by NBCC as an ApprovedContinuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7494. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC creditare clearly identified. Monarch Mastery Consulting and Training is solely responsible for all aspectsof the programs.

Cost of Training

Complete Cohort: The Training includes 50-hours of in person training and 15-hours Online Case Consultation! That’s 65 hours all in one training, providing you with what you need to apply for an International Credential in Sandtray Therapy (plus all the other goodies)!


One Time Payment: $4,000

Ten Monthly Payments: $450

Twenty Bi-Monthly Payments of $225

Levels 1&2 only: One Time Payment $1000 or 10 Monthly Payments of $120

Level 1 only: One Time Payment $600 or 6 Monthly Payments of $115

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of the training?

The training is $4000 or ten payments of $450 or twenty payments of $225


When is the training?

Levels 1&2: June 24-28, 2024 Levels 3&4: December 9-13, 2024


Are play therapy CE's offered?

Yes, Monarch Mastery is an APT Approved Provider!


What are the benefits of having an ICST Credential?

An ICST credential gives you a marketable niche, backed in science that you can explain to parents. You will be listed on the ICST clinician directory, allowing you to stand out as an expert to be referred to.


What type of clients can benefit from sandtray?

Sandtray can be utilized with the littlest of clients, children, teens, and adults. It is an effective intervention for traumas like abuse, neglect, foster and adoptive kids who have been removed from the home due to physical and sexual abuse, food insecurities, neglect due to drug use. It is also effective with everyday adjustments and transitions: new schools, divorce, anxiety, new sibling, grief and loss, or anxiety/depression.


I'm not sure yet. What should I do?

You can email me at kim@monarchmastery.com, or we can schedule a 15-minute call


I'm ready to sign up. What are the next steps?

Click the purple button below to register.

Ready to uplevel your skills and feel confident in the treatment you are providing?

Questions? Email kim@monarchmastery.com

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