New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Rockland Chapter Co-sponsored with the ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Course Number: 171      Location: Rockland


Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017
Time: Registration: 9:30am - 10:00am
  Part 1 of Presentation: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  Intermission & Light Lunch: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
  Part 2 of Presentation: 12:30pm - 1:00pm


St. Thomas Aquinas College
Private Dining Hall at McNelis Commons
Route 340
Sparkill, New York

This two part workshop will introduce the use of sand tray and sand play miniatures as an integrated part of the therapy process with adults. Appealing to the right brain, sand therapy brings to the room an indescribable essence of associations and affect, while deepening the therapist-patient relationship. Participants will be invited to experience the flavor of Sand Play and to engage in hands-on individual and group exercise by choosing miniatures from the collection provided by the presenter and, eventually, placing and removing them in/from the sand box. The exercise will be followed by a discussion.  A Power Point presentation with theoretical background and history of Sand Play therapy as well as multiple visual aids in a form of photographs of sand trays created by various adult patients in the last six years will be shown. Part II of this workshop will include a case presentation of an adult patient’s treatment with rich use of Sand Play Therapy. The use of Sand Play with couples and families will also be addressed and followed by a discussion.                                                                  

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participating in this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of sand play as a tool to stimulate and enrich the  therapeutic progress.
  2. Identify how sand play can be used as an additional tool to help adult  patients overcome some resistances in therapy.
  3. List four creative way you use sand play to establishing a flourishing environment for uncovering and reconnecting adult patients to their “inner child” during the treatment.
  4. Explain the incorporation of Sand Play in clinical work with families and couples.

Inna Dinieli, LCSW is a private practitioner specializing in the treatment of depression and anxiety related disorders in adults, children and couples. Inna
Danieli is trained in EMDR, Sand Play Therapy and is a candidate at New Jersey Institute for Psychoanalysis. She has lectured on various topics such as Integrated Trauma treatment, Cultural Diversity, and Parenting.

Maximum Capacity: 40

This conference is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

NYSED Approved for:
Licensed Psychoanalysts (LP)  #P-0017
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) #MFT-0028
Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) - #MHC-0045

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding course content, registration and disability access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Psy.D, LCSW-R, BCD, Director of Professional Development at

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #0056; Licensed Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045

”Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of NYSSCSW, provider #1413, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of SocialWork Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/15/2016-7/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Event Registration:        9:30am-10:00am
Part 1 of Presentation:  10:00am-12:00pm

Intermission & Light Lunch:

Part 2 of Presentation: 12:30am-1:30pm

                Members  $20
                Non-members $50
                Seniors  $20
                Students with ID: Free

RSVP is strongly encouraged and participation will limited to the first 32 people to register.      
To Register and RSVP:

Kindly email Kevin Melendy
at and include:

  • First and Last Name
  • License Number
  • Mailing and Email address

Note: Payment is required and will be collected on-site – check, money order or cash only.

Check or money order are to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

Cancellations received at least (5) days before the event are fully refundable. There is no refund for cancellations received later.

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