WELCOME to the 6 month Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy course!
I am so glad that you have chosen to sign up for this course and that we will have a chance to learn and grow together for the next six months. In order to help you get started, please read through this message (I know it is long), but it will orient you to all of the information that you need.
As a reminder, in this six-month online course, we will explore the basic components of Synergetic Play Therapy and truly have a one-of-a-kind experience. This course was designed for both beginners and advanced practitioners. The course runs six months and includes a mix of three, one-hour LIVE webinars with me, six 2.5 hour recorded video courses, a bonus webinar: SPT and Teletherapy, and mandatory monthly one-hour group consultations (determined by the time you signed up for) with an SPT Consultant to help you integrate what you are learning. If you interested and qualify for APT, BCAPT or APTA-Approved CE credits, you will have the opportunity to print out one certificate at the end of this course.
If you have any questions, never hesitate to ask. We are here for you and want to make this a great experience for you. I am looking forward to being with you,
Please download the following helpful handouts to assist you in navigating this course successfully:
Monthly Consultations: Please use this link to complete the Group Consultation Request form. This short form will ask you to answer a few questions and will allow you to choose and rank your preferred group consultation times. We will then use the information you have submitted to assign you to a Synergetic Play Therapy® Consultant who will support you throughout the course! Please complete the Group Consultation Request form by no later than June 27, 2023.
For a chance at your top choice, please complete and submit the form as soon as possible. Your Synergetic Play Therapy® Consultant will contact you by the end of the first week of the course to confirm your specific group time and to introduce themselves!
Mandatory Book: Lisa will be providing supplemental readings from the book, Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity by Lisa Dion. The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can contact the publisher and assist you in obtaining a copy.
Ways to connect with us: SPTI Facebook page, Instagram, YouTube Channel... and join the SPTI’s Facebook SPT Learning Community where you can have conversation, share posts, thoughts and questions about the course content or anything else you would love with other past and current students. Collaboration and conversation with your peers will really help you get the most out of this training!
Cultivate Community: To get the most out of your Synergetic Play Therapy® experience, we encourage you to cultivate community. The following list includes city, state, and/or country of each student currently enrolled in this Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® course. Please feel free to use Facebook or a quick Google search to reach out to those near (or far!) and get to know each other (and perhaps yourself along the way).
Lesson Plans: During each class you will be able to download a course lesson handout. This handout will provide you with a guide as you watch the videos, offer homework suggestions, reminders, material references and other cool stuff to help facilitate a successful learning experience.
Course Access: Access to course content will be available until 2 months following the final video release (until January 31, 2024).
Credits: If you are a mental health professional you may be eligible to earn play therapy approved CE credits for this course. You will be issued one certificate of completion at the end of the course. We are an approved provider for the following organizations:
*Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, APT Approved Provider 09-264
*Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA) Approved Provider
*British Columbia Play Therapy Association (BCPTA) Approved Provider
If you are not a mental health professional and would like to receive a certificate of completion, please contact the institute.
**For a better understanding of which credits can be used towards your RPT or continuing education, please contact APT for the most updated requirements.
Key Dates & Course Content
When: June 27th, 2023 – November 17th, 2023
Important Class Dates:
- June 27th, 2023 webinar: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2 p.m. MT, Denver) – The Foundation
- June 27th, 2023: 1st video course release – Welcome & Understanding the Projective Process
- July 21st, 2023: 2nd video course released – Exploring the Nervous System in the Playroom
- August 8th, 2023: BONUS VIDEO – Synergetic Play Therapy® and Teletherapy released
- August 25th, 2023: 3rd video course released – Regulation – What It Is & What It Isn’t
- September 12th, 2023 webinar: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2 p.m. MT, Denver) – Symptoms in the Playroom Review
- September 15th, 2023: 4th video course released – Working with Caregivers
- October 20th, 2023: 5th video course released – Understanding Attachment & the Self-Object in Synergetic Play Therapy
- November 14th, 2023: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2 p.m. MT, Denver) – Attachment and Attunement in the Playroom Review
- November 17th, 2023: 6th/final video course released – Sand, Art & Aggression in Synergetic Play Therapy
WELCOME TO THE COURSE!
This course kicks off LIVE on June 27th, 2023 @ 2:00pm MST, DENVER
Join Zoom Meeting for June 27th: