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As an AAMFT trained supervisor, I bring to the task a family systems perspective informed by the depth perspective of C.G. Jung's Analytical Psychology. My work with you will be collaborative and I am most interested in playing a part in your process of locating and developing your own skills and expertise. I will also support the incorporation of knowledge regarding state regulations, professional ethics and standards of practice in your particular ways of working with people. It is my practice to engage in a “willing suspension of knowing” and to hold open the spaces where you may discover your self as expert in the matters between you and the people you work with, you and your own family of origin, you and the profession you serve. Hours will count toward MFT, MHC and/or MSW licensure.


Group and individual consultation and/or supervision are available for those integrating Sandplay Therapy into a practice that includes working with individual adults, families, couples and children. Hours will count toward MFT, MHC and/or MSW licensure. STA credit is also available for consultation and instruction. If interested, please contact me for further details.

STA Certified Sandplay Therapists (CST), Teachers (CST-T), and Sandplay Practitioners (SP) in the Pacific Northwest include,

in Washington:

  • Geri Grubbs, CST-T
  • Janet Tatum, CST-T
  • Patrice Donohue, SP
  • Leslie Fields, SP
  • Janet Ross, SP

in Oregon:

  • Jennifer Gordon, CST-T
  • Diane Hyde, CST-T
  • Bonnie McLean, CST-T

Sandplay Process for Clinicians

For those seeking to expand their experiential knowledge base regarding the effectiveness of Sandplay Therapy, you may want to consider engaging in a personal Sandplay process. If you are interested in earning a credential through STA, a personal Sandplay process is one of the requirements and will move you forward in meeting your goals.

Continuing Education Workshops

These courses have been approved for CEUs by the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for LMFTs, LMHCs, LASWs and LICSWs. Provider # WAC 246-810-620
  • Introduction to Sandplay Therapy
  • Decisions at the Crossroads I and II: Sandplay Therapy in the Treatment of Trauma
    • Part I  - A child inspires his mother to embark on her own adventures in Sandplay Therapy
    • Part II - A mother's adventures in Sandplay Therapy take her out of a debilitating relationship and into the meeting of new and challenging life adventures
  • Looking for Land: Building Symbols of Attachment in Sandplay Therapy
    Aspects of this presentation will be included in the Introduction to Sandplay Therapy II course.
  • Introduction to Sandplay Therapy II
    Featuring Building Symbols of Attachment in Sandplay: A Child's Sandplay Process
    This workshop includes: stages and themes in a Sandplay process of a young adult who suffered the effects of developmental trauma, joint sandplays with a mother and child, and a focus on symbol and the therapists role in symbol formation.
    This course has been approved for CEUs by the Washington Association of Mental Health Counselors (WAMHC) for LMHCs, LICSWs, and LMFTs. WAMHC Provider #1608

Links for Clinicians

Carl Gustav Jung explains aspects of his psychological theory on YouTube

Sandplay Therapy is explained by a number of experienced Sandplay Therapists on YouTube

Website by Steve Ford

Leslie Johannes, MEd, LMFT, CST-T
(425) 452 - 9767    ~     leslie@lesliejohannes.com