Welcome to Setting Boundaries in the Playroom with Dysregulated Children!

This 2-hour course supports play therapists as they learn about setting boundaries from a neuro-biological 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.

Course 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


Please click on the lesson below to view the prerecorded video, take the quiz, and print your certificate for credit.