Training leading to membership is open to therapists who have completed the Certificate in Integrative Sandplay Studies and/or associated Creative Arts Therapies.
Students are eligible for full membership of AIST on completion of the Diploma in Integrative Sandplay Studies and/or associated Creative Arts Therapies together with a total of 90 hours of supervised clinical practice. In the clinical practice element the student is required to use sandplay and associated arts therapies with children, adolescents and adults.
Students must be in therapy with an AIST approved therapist during their period of training.
Applicants for membership of AIST need to provide evidence of receiving a minimum of 18 hours of individual Sandplay Therapy and/or associated Creative Arts Therapies within the past two years.