About the Speaker

​​Margaret Humphris, MFA, MSW, LCSW-BACS, CST-T, is an analytically oriented therapist and sandplay therapist on the senior staff of the Mental Health Service at LSU in Baton Rouge.  She is a Certified Teaching Member of Sandplay Therapists of America and The International Society for Sandplay Therapy and has been practicing sandplay therapy for over twenty years.  She is a founding member and past president of the C. G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge. Margaret has published several articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy, and is presently serving as assistant to the editor of the Journal.


  • Become more familiar with the fundamental aspects of Kalffian Sandplay Therapy, including the three roots of Sandplay therapy, basic Jungian terminology, and the general history and principles of Dora Kalff’s Sandplay Therapy. 
  • Recognize the use of symbol as it appears in a brief Sandplay process.  
  • Compare the use of Sandplay as a therapeutic modality with both individuals and with groups. 
  • Experience and discuss the dynamics involved in utilizing Sandplay Therapy in a group setting. 

About the Institute

Sandplay is a non-verbal psychotherapeutic modality in which clients create three-dimensional scenes or abstract designs in a tray of specific size, using sand, water, and a large number of miniature realistic figures. It is “hands on” psychological work which can provide a space for contact with the inner, symbolic, unconscious realm. Sandplay is often an adjunct to talk therapy, and is used in both individual and group settings. 

​​2019 Fall Institute

​September 21

Margaret Humphris, LCSW-BACS, CST-T

Using Sandplay with Groups: A Brief Overview  

Baton Rouge General - Behavioral Wellness Center

4045 North Blvd

​Baton Rouge, LA 70806


​​08:00 - 08:30  Sign In & Coffee
08:30 - 10:00  Overview of Sandplay Therapy
10:00 - 10:15  Break
10:15 - 11:45  Experiential Group #1
11:45 - 01:00  Lunch 
01:00 - 02:30  Demonstration Group
02:30 - 02:45  Break
02:45 - 04:15  Experiential Group #2
04:15 - 05:00  Discussion, Closing, Group as a Whole

Schedule subject to change

Louisiana Group Psychotherapy Society