Aggression and death are common parts of the play therapy process, yet many therapists don’t have a clear understanding of what to do and how to facilitate intensity. This can lead to inadvertently promoting aggression and low brain disorganization. It can also lead to the therapist feeling beat up, exhausted, and hyper-aroused, ultimately impacting their ability to stay attuned, remain present, and find inspiration in this field.

Enter Synergetic Play Therapy®! Through an SPT lens, and a heavy dose of neuroscience, this 2-hour course helps therapists learn how to use play in a way that supports regulation – their own and their client’s!

Aggression in Play Therapy: A Synergetic Approach Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the link between a child’s dysregulated states of their nervous system and their aggressive and traumatic play
  • Describe how to facilitate aggressive play in the play therapy process without increasing or promoting aggression
  • Explain the Synergetic Play Therapy® concept of the Set-Up/Offering in the playroom
  • Demonstrate how to set boundaries without shaming or shutting down a client’s play

Each lesson of this course must be completed in order. Please click on the blue letters below, “Synergetic Play Therapy Institute – Course Agreements”, to begin. Once you have completed this first lesson, you will be able to continue on to the next lesson of your course and view the pre-recorded video.

In order to complete the course and print a certificate, you must complete all lessons below. Please remember that your access to this course and its content will expire 365 days from the date of purchase.