Hello Awesome Student!

We are delighted that you will be joining us for the upcoming Synergetic Play Therapy (SPT) Intensive Training. Whether you are familiar with SPT or just jumping in, welcome!  You are in for a magical experience as you watch your child client and 3 other children transform and integrate right before your very eyes.  And… one of the best parts is that you will get to transform right along side them!

This training is limited to only 4 therapists at a time in order to support your integration of the material at a high level.  You will be guided by 2 fabulous Certified Synergetic Play Therapy Consultants/Instructors who have been on the exact same journey you are about to embark on.

To get you started and grounded in the experience, here is some information to help you:

The hours of the training are 9:00 am – 6:00 pm every day of the training with an hour lunch break. (Lunch not provided, but feel free to bring one with you if you would like)  We have included the Intensive Training Schedule so that you have a better idea about the order of events for the training. 


  1. Please complete the following course agreements by  Clicking Here to Complete.
    • A copy of these agreements can be downloaded here for your records: Course Agreements
  2. Please email info@synergeticplaytherapy.com a copy of your active Professional Liability Insurance before the start of your training. If you have already done this when you signed up, Thank You! You do not need to re-do it.
  3. Order a copy of Lisa’s book and start reading as reading the book is part of the course. (Order information below.)
  4. Watch the 24 minute video from Lisa at the bottom of this page introducing you to this course. (It is super important to watch this video before you begin the training!)


We encourage you to dress comfortably and to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy. Keep in mind that you will be playing and will spend a lot of time on the floor, so we do not encourage you to wear a skirt. Note:  You will be meeting with the parents of your child client in addition to having a 20 minute play therapy session in the afternoon on the first day. You will also see the parents during each drop off/pick up every day and meet with them again on the very last day, so you will need to look professional, even though you can be casual. Jeans are just fine to wear. We also encourage you to bring walking/hiking shoes and spend a little time outside at the end of the day.   (If you just felt nervous reading that you are meeting the parents and your kiddo on the first day, take a deep breath.  You are completely supported and we will help you ease into this process slowly and guide you each step of the way)


All of your training materials will be provided for you. Please bring a laptop for note taking and for writing your final treatment summary (we will teach you how to write a great one!). You will also be given time on the last day of your training to log onto the training platform, rate the class objectives, give course feedback and access your certificate.


To support your training and get a jump start, go ahead and order Lisa Dion’s book. You can purchase her book via this link:

Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity by Lisa DionThe book is also currently available in Audio format and Spanish.

If you have not already purchased the required reading, you can get it at a 25% discount. This only applies for purchase made in the U.S. Go here to redeem: https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393713190. Use coupon code LDION21 or https://WWNorton.com/rd/LDION21.

If you reside in Australia/New Zealand, you can order the book through Booktopia, Dymocks, QBD, Amazon AU, etc. Search the ISBN, 9780393713190 to pull results quickly.

And if you are unable to locate the book in your country, please email us at info@synergeticplaytherapy.com, so we can contact the publisher and assist you in obtaining a copy.


The continuing education credits for this course are approved by the Association for Play Therapy. APT will only grant these credits to an individual who is a mental health professional or a graduate student in the mental health field only. If you do not meet these requirements then the certificate you are about to receive is not valid for CE credits. We are governed by the Association of Play Therapy and must follow their policy, which requires us to only provide CE credits to those that meet their criteria.

Each Six-Day Intensive comes with a total of 49 credit hours which includes consultation, education and experiential learning. After your training you will receive a certificate documenting the 34 APT Approved CE Direct Contact Credits. (not the entire 49 hours)

See the breakdown below:
34 CE Direct Contact Credits* ( APT Approved )
8 Individual Consultation Hours
7 Group Consultation Hours


Registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Fees include the 48 hours of training. You must take care of your own meals and accommodations. Written cancellations received six weeks prior to the training will receive a full refund of the balance of fees minus a $100.00 administrative fee. If you cancel after that date, you will forfeit your full course price or it can be applied towards a future intensive.

If the Institute cancels your training due to COVID-19, within 30 days of the Intensive start date, you may receive a full refund of your course, or transfer registration to a later intensive of your choice, space permitting. If a participant cancels due to COVID-19 for travel or health reasons, within 30 days of the Intensive start date, no refund will be given but the student may transfer registration to a later intensive training, space permitting.

We are so excited that you will be part of this amazing training experience.  This will be a 6 day course that you won’t ever forget 🙂

If we can support you in any way prior to the intensive, please do not hesitate to ask.