The Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy (CAST) promotes the development of Sandplay Therapy, an experiential and creative psychotherapeutic approach for children and adults. Our internationally accredited therapists and faculty are available to offer Sandplay Therapy and training in Ontario, Quebec and BC.

In other areas of Canada, as the benefits and efficacy of sandplay become more widely known, there are growing numbers of psychotherapists working toward CAST certification. To broaden knowledge and share information about the practice of sandplay, CAST holds national conferences, meetings and seminars. CAST's training programme leads toward certification with the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST) founded by Dora Kalff in 1985. Our faculty consists of Teaching Members authorized by CAST and ISST. Training has been offered in Toronto, Montréal, Kingston, London, Edmonton, Vancouver and South Korea. We also accommodate group requests for training in other locations, as well as agency-based training.

CAST promotes Sandplay Therapy in all regions of Canada, and offers complete training programmes in both French and English. Our faculty is aware of developing provincial regulations regarding the licensed practice of psychotherapy, and continues to review CAST's training programme in relation to new or changed requirements. CAST is not a regulatory body. Certification by CAST/ISST requires that any provincial regulations regarding the practice of psychotherapy are adhered to.

"Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain."  - Carl Jung

Renewal Notice

It is now time to renew your membership for 2017. The deadline for membership renewal is February 20, 2017. Please go to the tab on the right, fill out your renewal form and complete payment.

Thank you for your support of CAST. Without your membership we could not continue to offer the highest quality trainings, supervision and advising in preparation for certification with the International Society for Sandplay Therapy. Our vision statement is "Bringing Sandplay Therapy to Canada". Thank you.

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2016-17 Training – South Edmonton, AB

Facilitated by Barbara Dalziel, Bea Donald, and Sylvia Simonyi-Elmer. Four 3-day training modules offered in Edmonton, AB. Read more...

2016-17 Training – Vancouver, BC

Facilitated by Senior CAST Teachers Bea Donald and Barbara Dalziel. Five 3-day training modules will be offered in Vancouver, BC beginning Fall 2015.

2016-17 Training – Toronto, ON

Facilitated by CAST Teachers Maria Iosue and Olga Lipadatova. Three, 4-day Sandplay intensive training sessions will be offered in Toronto, ON beginning Fall 2016.