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4 Day Workshop  January 12, 13, March 30, 31, 2019

Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn, 32288 King Road, Abbotsford
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 In this workshop participants will explore:

  1. How to work with the novel metaphor in the sand tray with adults and children
  2. The nonverbal right brain to right brain relationship between therapist & client
  3. Epigenetics
  4. How to transform the defences in the sand tray
  5. The use of enactments
  6. How to use the Iceberg metaphor with figurines
  7. The importance of play
  8. How to facilitate transformational change through asking process questions of the figurines in the sand tray
  9. How to access the client's body responses to the images in the sand tray.

In addition, participants will be given the details and suggestions for setting up a workspace for this kind of therapy work. The workshop will look at this model of sand tray therapy using photographs and videos of actual sand tray sessions with adults and children and daily practice in triads. There will be demonstrations by Madeleine each day.

Madeleine De Little has been a student for ten years of ‘Transformational Systemic Therapy’. She is currently the research chair of the Satir Institute of the Pacific and a faculty member of the Banmen Satir China Management Centre. Her studies of the latest developments in neuroscience and transformational change have led her to develop a unique model of sand tray therapy and write a book, Where Words Can’t Reach - Neuroscience and the Satir Model in the Sand Tray. Madeleine has been an elementary and high school for 28 years and continues to be a therapist in private practice and an international trainer in her model of sand tray work. The research for her Ph.D. focused on the personal and professional impact on student therapists of learning and practicing this model of sand tray therapy.  Madeleine is a Master Therapeutic Counsellor and a Registered Clinical Supervisor with ACCT.

No previous use of the sand tray required.

After processing your payment with PayPal you will be brought to a registration form, if not you can find it here.

Sand Tray Workshop Jan 12, 13, March 30, 31, 2019

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds after December 21, 2018.  Refunds minus a $50 administration fee before December 21, 2018

Program Text:  "Where words cannot reach 2nd Edition" by Madeleine DeLittle will be used in the 4 Day workshop.  If you require a copy you can order it in advance and it will be available for you on the first day of the program.  (Cost $45.00)

Bursaries are now available for all programs on a limited basis for those with demonstrated need. Please see the application below or contact our office with any questions.  Application Deadline is November 15, 2018

Bursary Application

For more info or to register by phone contact:
Satir Institute of the Pacific
Cindi Mueller

Monthly Know Thyself Mindfulness Circle

Connect Health, Autumn Moon Hakomi

“If You Can Change Your Mind, You Can Change Your Life” – William James

Join Chew-Nyet Lee and Keet Neville, Master Therapeutic Counsellors in mind-body medicine, as they assist you in your mindful self-discovery process, in a monthly guided meditation program.

Practice mindfulness and meditation to discover and learn in a supportive group setting, building a mindful community.

Through guided meditation and experiential exercises, discover some of your unconscious beliefs, habits and behaviours that could be blocking you from a fulfilling connection with yourself and others.

This nine-session program will be held on the last Thursday of each month.

Dates are Oct 25, Nov 29, 2018, and Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30 and June 27 in 2019. (No session in December)

Nine sessions.
September 2018 to June 2019
The last Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 pm

$225 +GST Regular rate or Prorated
$35 Monthly Drop-In rate

Connect Health Center for Integrative and Functional Medicine
205-2786 W 16th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6K 4M1

Phone: 604.733.4400

Register for this workshop here:

Private Practice Business Program- Special Offer!
Global Alignment Coaching


Statistics show high private practice failure rates for Canadian counsellors/psychotherapists because they simply don't have sufficient business training, tools or know how. Our online business training programs help Counsellors start, upgrade and market their practice by gaining critical business training and essential professional tools. 

Our affordable and convenient programs are unlike any other business program around the globe. Using an industry-specific and systemic approach, we provide 5 business video training modules that also have take away assignments and individual online mentoring sessions. We also have a team of online consultants that can help you create professional and affordable branding, websites, admin tools & processes, financial planning, tax returns, copy and SEO so that you have the necessary professional tools that help you achieve professional results! We help make business EASY so your practice can THRIVE!

HUGE DISCOUNT FOR ACCT MEMBERS (Sept & March 1) Twice a year we offer special GROUP training programs at a huge discount (Value of $1200) which is only available to members of our alliance schools and associations. (not the general public) Participants have the added benefit of also earning Professional Development and/or Supervision hours as well as using the program as a tax deduction. Our programs also have 50% BC Grant funding for eligible counsellors!

To learn more about our self-paced and group online business programs, contact me for a free Skype consult!

Cindi Williams, MA, MTC, MPCC-S, CCP



Professional Development Offers


BestMarriages Counselling & Workshop Centre

Would you like to have a toolbox of interventions to give couples, that they love to use? With these proven strategies, help couples in your practice manage conflict and deepen intimacy! Join us for a dynamic experience of interactive live training with Lawrence Stoyanowski and Darren Wilk, master trainers of Level 1,2 & 3 Gottman Clinical Trainings. They are highly endorsed by the Gottman Institute and have trained thousands of clinicians in Canada and all over the world, in all levels of Gottman Certification since 2006. They are among the top 5 Master Trainers in the world.

We are excited to offer all ACCT Members an additional 10% off the already reduced therapist rate. When registering online please use promo code ACCTMEMBER to receive your discount.


Upcoming dates in 2019

Edmonton - May 6-7, 2019 Level 1 

Montreal - May 13-17 2019 Level 1 + 2

Vancouver - May 29-31 2019 Level 3

Vancouver - October 14-18, 2019 Level 1 + 2

Calgary - November 18-22, 2019 Level 1 + 2

We are recognized by the QPC for CE credits

Gottman Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm (2 days)
Gottman Level 2: Assessment, Intervention & Co-Morbidities (3 days)
Gottman Level 3: Practicum Workshop in Gottman Therapy (3 days)

The Foundation for Infant Loss Training

The Foundation for Infant Loss offers an online training course for counselling professionals. Successful completion of the training will mean that you can use our logo on all of your promotional materials as an accredited pregnancy and infant loss counsellor. Counsellors from all over the world have joined us in this vital training

For more information and course content go to Pregnancy & Infant Loss E-Learning

The foundation estimates there will be 12 hours of study time, but there are no time limits and there is one assignment of 1,000 – 1,500 words.

The Foundation for Infant Loss is offering this at half of the usual price to all ACCT Members for CDN $95.00.

To find out more about our E-Learning Online Course in Infant Loss and Bereavement, please email

Crisis & Trauma Resources Institute Inc.- CTRI

(CTRI) is a leading provider of training and consulting services for individuals, school, communities and organizations affected by or involved in working with issues of crisis and trauma. In addition to the 10% off that participants receive when they register early for a workshop, ACCT members can receive an additional 10% off any of our products and services (excluding member plan) by using the coupon code acctctri at checkout.

ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance- ACHIEVE

ACHIEVE is a leading provider of training and consulting services related to leadership development and workplace performance. In addition to the 10% off that participants receive when they register early for a workshop, ACCT members can receive an additional 10% off any of our products and services (excluding member plan) by using the coupon code acctachieveat checkout.

Leading Edge Seminars Inc.

Leading Edge Seminars Inc. offers ACCT members a 10% discount on their workshops for the human service professional. The topics, speakers and presentation styles are on the “leading edge”, giving you an edge in your work with people. Whether you are a counsellor, therapist, manager, social worker, health care professional, or educator, you will find that there is something for you.

Jack Hirose & Associates

Jack Hirose & Associates offers effective and stimulating training opportunities that respond to the ever-changing needs of counsellors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, medical doctors, teachers, mental health professionals and more. If ACCT members sign up before the Early-bird deadline, they will save $20.00 and if they sign up as a group (8+ members), they will save an additional $20.00 (for a one-day workshop). If you use the codes on their brochure or JHASAVE10, you can save an additional $10.00.

Other Professional Development Opportunities 

Clearmind International Institute delivers speaker series events, personal growth workshops, a counsellor training program and a personal development school.


UBC Extended Learning - Courses for  Health and Counselling offered at the UBC Point Grey campus and UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver.

PESI Inc., provides cutting-edge continuing education to professionals. They work alongside the world’s leading experts to create seminars, conferences, videos and books that meet the needs of adult learners. All of their continuing education seminars and products assure that professionals can meet the changing demands of their work by providing practical strategies, methods and interventions they can use immediately to improve the outcomes of their clients.



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