Using Virtual Sandtray®© in Play Therapy

A Virtual Workshop with Jessica Stone, Ph.D., Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

May 7, 2021 10:00 – 11:30 AM CST


The Virtual Sandtray App (VSA) harnesses the power of sand therapies and formats it into a cleanable, portable, saveable, digital medium. This powerful tool enhances physical play spaces for those who are unable or unwilling to access a traditional tray. This is a fantastic tool for offices, agencies, schools, hospitals, crisis environments, telehealth, and more. This course is for the play therapist who would like to explore the use of the Virtual Sandtray App in sessions.  Basic use information will be the focus through live demonstration of the program use, along with descriptions of use within in-person, face to face sessions and telehealth.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify at least one feature of the Virtual Sandtray App when used in Play Therapy. 
  2. Describe how the Virtual Sandtray can be used to review previously completed trays for use in a Play Therapy session.
  3. Describe the accessibility features of the Virtual Sandtray App for clients in Play Therapy.
  4. Explain at least one component of the remote feature of the Virtual Sandtray app for telemental health Play Therapy sessions.


Dr. Jessica Stone is an international speaker, clinical supervisor, and renowned play therapist.  She is the CEO and co-creator of The Virtual Sandtray®©, a best-selling author, and developer of Digital Play Therapy (TM). Dr. Stone has been featured for her work throughout the virtual world as an innovator, ambassador of play, and stalwart advocate for the use of digital technology in the field of psychology. 


10am CST—11:30 am CST via Zoom

Continuing Education Credit:

1.5 Non-Contact Hours will be awarded for full attendance.

No partial credit will be awarded. 

Counselors:  Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6211.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are identified.  Alabama Association for Play Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Marriage and Family Therapists: The Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy (ABEMFT) automatically approves courses that are NBCC approved for CE credit. 

Play Therapists: AAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider No. 98-045.   

Social Workers: AAPT is approved by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (ASBSWE) to offer continuing education to social workers. ASBSWE Provider No. 0284. 

Additionally, registrants (RPT, RPT-S, & SB-RPT) with continuing education due between March 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021, may submit all non-contact training hours to fulfill the 18 hours of play therapy continuing education due with their credentialing renewal.

Registration Fees:

Spaces are not guaranteed until your registration is processed.

 Friday, May 7, 2021
 *Registration ends at 11:59 CST on Friday, April 30, 2021

Special Needs:

Please contact CE & Registration at, Registration & CE Coordinator


Registrants canceling up to 48 hours before a workshop will receive a tuition refund less a $5 administrative fee (per day). All requests must be made in writing or by email. No refunds issued for any reason after May 5, 2021.  In the unlikely event, the workshop cannot be held, registrants will receive complimentary admission to a rescheduled workshop or a full value voucher, good for one year, for a future workshop.


For QUESTIONS about this workshop contact Angela Mains at 205-940-4621 or

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