Welcome to the 2018-2019 SPT Certification Cohort!

Get ready for a deep dive into understanding Synergetic Play Therapy more fully, and a greater exploration of yourself in and out of the playroom.

We hope you are excited to be a part of this. We’re certainly excited to have you! Welcome aboard!  Please read through the information on this homepage as you will need it to get started.

In case it hasn’t dawned on you yet, you are no longer alone in your play therapy journey. You are the 9th co-hort of Synergetic Play Therapists and are joining a global community of like-minded clinicians. Your co-hort is comprised of therapists from multiple countries and states from around the world with a  similar vision, a yearning to grow, and a desire to develop themselves and understand what it really takes to transform a child.

Not only are you surrounded by other amazing therapists and clinicians but you also have a kick ass team of supervisors that will be with you every step of the way. Khris Rolfe, Polly Douglass, and Judy Norman, our senior supervisory team, will guide you, support you, challenge you, and do everything they can to help you get the most out of this learning experience. (The supervisor you’ve been paired with will contact you by the beginning of the 3 Day Retreat you are attending to set up your supervision.)

Part of this program uses technology which we know isn’t always cooperative. To help you with any issues that may come up regarding payments, webinars, or access to the learning platform please contact Janelle Langeteig, our fabulous Operations Director. She will be there to help you. You can reach here at info@synergeticplaytherapy.com

And lastly, this certification program holds a very special place in my heart. I feel beyond privileged to finally get the opportunity to teach you live and engage with you directly. Please know that I will do everything I can over this course to make this a course you will never forget.

Much Love,  Lisa Dion

Class Dates

The following are important dates – mark your calendars! Each class is conducted via webinar. They occur LIVE on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 – 6:30 PM (MST).

September 12th and  26th, 2018
October 10th and 24th, 2018
November 7th and 14th, 2018
February 6th and 20th, 2019
March 6th and 20th, 2019
April 3rd and 17th, 2019
May 1st and 15th, 2019

Retreat Dates 

Retreats are can’t-miss and must be attended in person. This time allows for growth, change, and powerful moments. The dates include:

  • Melbourne, Australia: August 8-10 and December 1-5
    • Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, 189 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC 3000.
  • Boulder, Colorado: August 24-26 and January 17-21
    • Best Western, Boulder Inn, 770 28th Street, Boulder CO 80303.
  • Vancouver, Canada: September 22-24 and  January 10-14
    • UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC Canada V6Z 3B7.

Continuing Education Credits

The credits in this course are approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT).  APT requires an individual to hold a degree in mental health or be a student currently studying to receive a mental health degree in order to receive these credits.  For those that qualify, each month you will evaluate the class objectives and print out a certificate.  For those that do not qualify, APT will not honor the credits.

Now that we have all of those details taken care of, it is time to prep for the retreat! Click on the 3 Day Retreat Lesson Below. 

Course Content

Lessons Status

SPT Certification Homework Assignment List


SPT Certification 2018-2019: Handouts


SPT Certification 2018-2019: 3 Day Retreat


SPT Certification: 3 Day Retreat Homework


SPT Certification 2018 – 2019, Sept Class: Planes of Possibilities and Windows of Tolerance


SPT Certification 2018 – 2019: Sept Class Homework


SPT Certification 2018-2019, October Class: Memory and Narratives


October 10th and 24th Webinar Recordings: Memory and Narratives


SPT Certification 2018-2019: October Class Homework


SPT Certification 2018-2019, November Class: Emotions and Mind


November Webinar Recordings: Emotions and Mind


SPT Certification 2018-2019: November Class Homework


SPT Certification 2018-2019: 5 Day Retreat Prep


SPT Certification 2018-2019: 5 Day Retreat Homework


SPT Certification 2018 – 2019, February Class: Sensory


February Webinar Recordings: Sensory


SPT Certification 2018-2019: February Class Homework


SPT Certification 2018 – 2019, March Class: Family, Attachment and Group Supervision!


March Webinar Recordings: Primitive Reflexes and Attachment


SPT Certification 2018-2019: March Class Homework


SPT Certification 2018-2019, April Class: Endings and Transitions and Your Choice!


April Webinar Recordings: Endings and Transitions and Your Choice!


SPT Certification 2018-2019: April Class Homework


SPT Certification 2018-2019, May Class: Empowerment: Who am I as an SPT Therapist?


May Webinar Recordings: Empowerment: Who am I as an SPT Therapist?