School Based Services

School Based Services
Therapist interns from The Child Therapy Institute work in schools, after school programs and Head Start Programs throughout the Bay Area. Teachers identify children who might benefit from groups addressing issues related to socialization, behavioral management and sensory integration. The therapist blends expressive arts, movement and structured activities to expand the child’s repertoire of skills necessary for school success.
A therapist intern from The Child Therapy Institute may join interns from other agencies and training sites to provide individual sandtray sessions to children in grades K – 6 at a variety of schools in the Bay Area. Teachers identify students who might benefit from the chance to meet individually for the sole purpose of self-expression and structured play. Children who participate in sandtray sessions often exhibit a decrease in problematic behaviors and emotional outbursts at school and even at home.


As of academic year 2017-2018, The Child Therapy Institute is offering services at the following schools:

Berkeley Arts Magnet (BAM)

Berkeley Early Childhood Education Programs

Washington Elementary School

Please email or call us if you would like to discuss arranging for a Child Therapy Institute intern to provide services at your school.