WELCOME BACK!

Hello SPTer!

It is so good to be connected to you again!  Thank you for all you are doing out in the world and for coming back to this program to renew your SPT credential, so that you can continue your journey as a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist or Certified Synergetic Play Provider. You might be wondering “Why do I have to go back to the basics?” and the answer is because when you first learned the Synergetic Play Therapy® tenets and foundational teachings of Synergetic Play Therapy®, you spent the majority of your time trying to orient towards a new way of being in the playroom while trying to grab ahold of some of the details of the Synergetic Play Therapy® philosophy (some of which stuck and some of which didn’t). And, since you likely can’t recall when on your journey your learned all that you know, when you went on to Certification we actually spent very little time on the basics!  Hard to believe, but it is true!  That is why going back to the beginning every few years is essential as this is where the Synergetic Play Therapy® theory gets more deeply rooted in you and you also get the updated content.  I can tell you from past students that have already done their Recertification that they were so grateful they did- I hear things like, “I had forgotten about that part” and “I just got re-inspired all over again!”  So thank you for your time and dedication to studying Synergetic Play Therapy®.  Quite frankly, you rock 🙂

I am looking forward to seeing you and being a part of your learning, again 🙂

Love, Lisa


Here is what you will need to manage this program:

  1. The Book: Download this handout: Supplemental Reading Handout  and pull out your Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity book as you will be asked to review/re-read it.  We invite you to go ahead and get started!
  2. Course Site Access: You will have access to all program content until 2 months following the final video release. Your access expiration date is May 31st, 2024. This is the date by which you will need to have fully completed the program and the program requirements. Full completion of this program is required in order to receive any CE credit toward your SPT credential renewal.
  3. Time Management: Go ahead and put the dates on your calendar and block out time each month to complete each module (each module is roughly 2.5 hours), so that you stay on-top of your learning and avoid falling behind.
  4. Taking Notes: For each module, you will download a module outline. This outline will serve as your guide as you watch the videos – it also offers homework suggestions, reminders, material references, and other cool stuff to help facilitate a successful learning experience! *Please take notes on these handouts or on your own paper for each webinar and write the name of the module (if on own paper) and the date you completed the module/took the quiz on it
  5. Module Completion / Uploading your “Assignments:”  At the end of each module, you will be required to take a quiz to fully complete the module. All notes taken for that module must be uploaded to your Google Drive folder. Please contact the Institute if you need help navigating your provided shared Google Drive folder or if you do not receive one by the end of the first week of class.
  6. Webinar Attendance: There are 4 LIVE webinars, one just for you with Lisa as part of your renewal. Your attendance at these webinars is required to get full recertification credit. That said, we understand that life can throw us curve balls sometimes, so if you need to miss one, take notes when you watch the recording and upload them into your shared Google Drive folder.)  **** Please note, the webinar with Lisa on January 30th is required to be attended LIVE as it will NOT be recorded*****
  7. Credits: If you are a mental health professional, you are eligible to earn play therapy approved CE credits for this program. You will be issued one CE certificate at the end of the program. 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

  8. SPT Credential Renewal/Recertification Credit: Completion of this program meets the full requirement to renew your Certified Synergetic Play Therapist or Certified Synergetic Play Provider Credential. Please document your completion of the program on your Continuing Education Verification Form. Prepare to submit this form to info@synergeticplaytherapy.com by May 31st of your renewal year. If not due this year, please save your form in a safe place to send to the Institute by May of your renewal year.  If you are uncertain when your CE hours are due, please contact the Institute.
  9. Consultation: As part of taking this program for Recertification, you are not required to participate in the consultation groups that are normally part of this group. However, we strongly suggest you consider scheduling a few consultation sessions anyway (especially if you haven’t received any SPT  consultation in awhile) as an additional support to your continued integration of the material. Click here to purchase individual consultation or form a group for a discount.
  10. Important Class Dates:
  • October 17th, 2023 webinar: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2pm MT, Denver)
  • October 17th, 2023: 1st video course released – Understanding the Set Up/Offering
  • November 17th, 2023: 2nd video course released – Understanding States of Activation
  • November 17th, 2023: Video Lesson released – Synergetic Play Therapy® and Cultural Humility
  • December 15th, 2023: 3rd video course released – Becoming an External Regulator
  • December 15th, 2023: Video Lesson released – 4 Threats and the Set Up Through a Cultural Lens
  • January 9th, 2024: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2pm MT, Denver)
  • January 19th, 2024: 4th video course released – Partnering with Caregivers/Tracking the Play
  • January 30th, 2024: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2pm MT, Denver), Recertification Students ONLY***
  • February 16th, 2024: 5th video course released – Understanding Attachment & Emotional Age
  • March 12th, 2024: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2pm MT, Denver)
  • March 15th, 2024: 6th/final video course released – Sand, Art, & Aggression in Synergetic Play Therapy®

 

WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM!

This program kicks off  LIVE on October 17th, 2023 @ 2:00 PM Mountain Time, DENVER

Join the October 17th Live Webinar @ 2:00 PM Mountain Time, DENVER: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85238609693

Course Content

Lessons Status
1

Recertification Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy – Course Agreements

2

October 2023 – March 2023 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® – Handouts (English)

3

October 2023 – March 2024 Introduction To Synergetic Play Therapy® – Handouts (Spanish)

4

Recertification Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® Webinar 1: The Foundation – October 2023 – March 2024

5

Recertification Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® Module 1: Understanding the Set Up/Offering – October 2023 – March 2024

6

Recertification Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® Module 2: Understanding States of Activation – October 2023 – March 2024

7

Recertification Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Video Lesson: Synergetic Play Therapy® and Cultural Humility – October 2023 – March 2024

8

Recertification Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® Module 3: Becoming an External Regulator – October 2023 – March 2024

9

Recertification Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Video Lesson: 4 Threats and the Set Up Through a Cultural Lens – October 2023 – March 2024

10

Recertification Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® Webinar 2: Symptoms in the Playroom Review – October 2023 – March 2024

11

Recertification Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® Module 4: Partnering with Caregivers/Tracking the Play – October 2023 – March 2024

12

Recertification Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® Webinar 3 (Just Renewal Students) – October 2023 – March 2024

13

Recertification Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® Module 5: Understanding Attachment & Emotional Age – October 2023 – March 2024

14

Video Lessons Quiz: Synergetic Play Therapy® and Cultural Humility & 4 Threats and the Set Up Through a Cultural Lens

15

Recertification Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® Webinar 4: Attachment and Attunement Review in the Playroom – October 2023 – March 2024 Available on: March 12, 2024 12:00 am

16

Recertification Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy® Module 6: Sand, Art, & Aggression in Synergetic Play Therapy® – October 2023 – March 2024 Available on: March 15, 2024 12:00 am