Sylvia Simonyi-Elmer, Techniques of Psychotherapy w/ Sandtray (2008)

Techniques of Psychotherapy
November 21, 2008
8:15 am
Executive Royal Inn West Edmonton
member price: $65
non-member price: $85
student price: $65

November 21: Executive Royal Inn West Edmonton 
10010-178 Street NW, Edmonton

Sylvia Simonyi-Elmer
Techniques of Psychotherapy
Comparing and Bridging Methods 
in Sandtray and Play Therapy

This presentation will explore techniques of psychotherapy that are useful with children, adolescent and adult clients. Attention will be placed on sandplay therapy and play therapy as modalities that are beneficial for clients. Emphasis on the theory of these modalities will be discussed especially as they apply to the psychological development and emotional healing of these clients. This presentation will incorporate the use of case material to understand the modalities of play and sandplay therapy. Experiential exercises will also be used to bridge the practical aspects with the theory.

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY: Sylvia Simonyi-Elmer is an Internationally Certified Play Therapist through the International Board of Examiners of Certified Child Psychotherapists and Play Therapists. She is also an Internationally Certified Sandplay Therapist through the International Society of Sandplay Therapy (ISST). In addition, Ms. Simonyi-Elmer is a qualified Supervisor/Trainer for Sandplay Therapy with the Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy (C.A.S.T.).

Ms. Simonyi-Elmer has presented with Play Therapy International and has provided many workshops and training programmes with both CAST and PTI. Prior to her private practice, Sylvia worked at a treatment centre for the dually-diagnosed as a Play/Sandplay Therapist and she was their Psychometrist. She received her training in Psychometrics at the University of Toronto, Canada and recently received her Ph.D. from Castlebridge University in Psychology. Sylvia is a member of Play Therapy International, The International Society of Sandplay Therapy, The Canadian Association for SandplayTherapy, and The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and three horses.