Welcome to the 2021-2022 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 joining a global community of over 200 like-minded clinicians. Your co-hort is comprised of professionals 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, Judy Norman, Lindsay Ishman, Mili Shoemaker, Kelly Miller, and Katherine Eastlake. 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 4 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 email@example.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 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
The following are important dates – mark your calendars! Each class is conducted via webinar. They occur LIVE via webinar 5:00 – 6:30 PM (MST, Denver) *Please check your time zone and daylight savings to adjust accordingly.
- (2021 dates) September 7th and 21st, October 5th and 19th, November 2nd and 16th
- (2022 dates) February 8th and 22nd, March 8th and 17th, April 5th and 19th, May 3rd and 17th
Webinar Link for ALL WEBINARS September 2021 – May 2022 classes
Topic: SPT Certification 2021 – 2022 Monthly Webinars
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM Mountain Time, Denver, Colorado (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: (link to come)
Mandatory Retreat Dates: Both retreats are mandatory. This time allows for growth, change, and powerful moments. *Please note: the last day of the 4-day and 5-day retreats end early. *All retreats are scheduled: 9am – 4:30 pm (MDT/MST) or 9am – 4:30pm (AEST/AEDT)
*As we get closer to the start of the program, we’ll make a decision as to if we need to take the Melbourne, Australia retreat online based on COVID-19 restrictions.
- Boulder/Denver, Colorado –
- (2021) August 5th – August 8th
- (2022) January 5th – January 9th
- Melbourne, Australia –
- (2021) August 16th – August 19th
- (2022) January 17th – January 21st
- Online –
- (2021) August 30th – September 2nd
- (2022) January 31st – February 4th
If you have not told us where you plan to attend your retreats or if you will be watching/participating live with other students, please do so here! Also, if you would like a cost savings, you may also wish to indicate if you are willing to share a room with someone during the second retreat and we will help you coordinate.
To get the most out of your Synergetic Play Therapy experience, we encourage you to cultivate community. The following list includes the name, city, state, and/or country of each student enrolled in this Synergetic Play Therapy Certification co-hort. 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).
Coming soon …
Continuing Education Credits
The credits in this course are approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Please contact APT to find out which and how many of the credits can be applied towards your RPT Credential. 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.