This course supports play therapists as they learn about setting boundaries from a neurobiological perspective, keeping the child’s brain and nervous system activation in mind! Drawing from Interpersonal Neurobiology and Synergetic Play Therapy®, participants will learn how to set boundaries without shaming the child or stopping the child’s play, allowing for deeper integration and connection. Working with emotional flooding (the child’s and the therapist’s) will also be explored.

Setting Boundaries in the Playroom with Dysregulated Children Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate at least 2 strategies for setting boundaries without shaming or shutting down a child’s play
  • Define “emotional flooding,” and identify at least 2 strategies to employ when this happens in a play therapy session
  • Examine how the play therapist’s own window of tolerance influences the need to set a boundary in a play therapy session

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.