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Membership requirements

 Criteria for BISS/ISST membership:

1) A personal sandplay process with ISST member.  A minimum 20 Sandtrays are required before an applicant can apply for BISS training programme. This may or may not constitute a fully completed sandplay process, which has to be agreed with the therapist. 

2) 150 Hours of theoretical teaching applied to Jungian sandplay practice provided by ISST Teaching members, of which 100 hours have to come from the BISS training course.

3) Two written symbol papers, one of which has to contain clinical sandplay material.

4) A minimum of eighty hours of Supervision, of which a minimum of 30 hours must come from individual supervision, and a maximum of 50 supervision hours may be group supervision.  Group supervision hours can be counted in the ration of 1:5 of presenting one's own sandplay material to 5 hours of attending group supervision.

5) A written and illustrated final case study assessed by three readers, at least one of whom is international.

ISST membership automatically admits a candidate to the membership of BISS.


For more details see Application Requirements