Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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The Safe Center LI 
15 Grumman Road West
Suite 1000
(Located in building B, on the 2nd floor)
Bethpage, NY 11714

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Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars 

Inside Out: Integrating Internal Family Systems Therapy & Sandtray Play Therapy (IFS)



Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) is a trauma treatment model created by Richard Schwartz. Over the past twenty years it has developed into a comprehensive model that is currently being used with adults, children, couples and families. Participants will learn the basics of Internal Family Systems theory and how it can be applied in sandtray work. A mixture of didactic and experiential methods will help participants learn the basics of recognizing and working with ego states in the sandtray process. 


  1. Identify three types of parts involved in Internal Family System theory
  2. Explore the concept of “Self” in Internal Family Systems and sandplay models
  3. Practice interventions to explore parts work in sandtray processes


Presenter:  Amanda Bechtel, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT

Amanda is a board certified registered art therapist, licensed clinical professional counselor and licensed clinical professional art therapist. She is certified as a Practitioner Member of Sandplay Therapists of America. She has worked at both the Eating Disorder Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to eating disorders, she has used art therapy to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, self-injurious behavior and substance abuse. She holds a certificate in advanced trauma treatment. Amanda currently sits on the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists for the state of Maryland.



  • ˇEARLY BIRD (until June 7, 2017): $125.00
  • ˇLATE REGISTRATION (June 8, 2017 and after): $150.00


ADA Accommodations: Please let us know at least three weeks in advance of ADA needs.


Cancellation Policy: Written cancellation must be received in our office at least ten working days prior to the training. A $25.00 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. Otherwise, a voucher will be given. If you do not notify us a minimum of ten business days prior to the training of your intent to cancel, you will not receive a refund or credit.


Continuing Education:

Social Workers/Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists CE Hours: 6

NBCC: 6 Clock Hours/0.6 CEUs

CBPS is approved by the District of Columbia and Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category I continuing education programs; CBPS is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) for Licensed Professional Counselors and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. CBPS solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Provider #5763; approved by the National Association of School Psychologists, approval #1067; approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California to offer CEUs for MFCCs and LCSWs. Approval #PCE 1466. APT Approved Provider 97-034. CBPS, LLC is recognized by NY SED’s State Board for Social Work, provider #0122 and Mental Health Counselors, provider #MHC-0009, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, provider #MFT-0008. CBPS maintains responsibility for this training.