Rosalind Heiko

About The Teacher

Rosalind Heiko, PhD, RPT-S, ISST, is a is a licensed Psychologist and certified School Psychologist. She is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with APT and a certified Sandplay teacher with ISST who trains therapists internationally and nationally. Her new book, A Therapist’s Guide to Mapping the Girl Heroine’s Journey in Sandplay, was just published with Rowman & Littlefield (July 2018). Her chapter “Tempered in the fire: Self-care & mindfulness in preventing clinical burn-out” is published in Integrative family play therapy: A new paradigm by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers (2015). She has also authored a number of articles for the Journal of Sandplay Therapy.

Dr. Heiko is founder of NC Play Therapy & Sandplay Training and a past Board of Trustees Member of the Sandplay Therapists of America. She is the Director of Pediatric & Family Psychology, P.A., in Cary, NC, specializing in working with trauma with children, adolescents and families professionally since 1983. Dr. Roz is an Approved Teaching Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) and is Level II certified in EMDR.  She believes wholeheartedly in the power of laughter and the delight that play therapy brings to her clients and trainees. You can reach her through her website:


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