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 400 like-minded clinicians. Your cohort 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 senior consultants 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 consultant 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 consultant you’ve been paired with will contact you by the beginning of the 3.5 Day Retreat you are attending to set up your consultations.)

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 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 via webinar  5:00 – 6:30 PM (MST, Denver)

*Please check your time zone and daylight savings to adjust accordingly.

**We highly encourage live attendance as much as possible for the on-line classes to inspire interaction, participation, connection, and integration. If a class is missed, you will need to watch the recording and check in with your Consultant before the next scheduled class. You will also need to upload either notes, a bullet point summary or a short written summary of information from the missed class to your homework folder to verify completion. No more than 3 classes can me missed in total, and no more than one class missed in a month. 

  • (2021 dates) September 7th and 21st, October 5th and 19th, November 2nd and 16th
  • (2022 dates) February 8th and 22nd, March 8th and 15th, April 5th and 19th, May 3rd and 17th

Webinar Link for ALL WEBINARS September 2021 – May 2022 classes:

  • Reminder Zoom Video’s Must be ON: Please remember that to get attendance for each retreat day, and the monthly classes you must have your video turned on to get full credit for your attendance. 

Topic: SPT Certification 2021 – 2022 Monthly Webinars
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM Mountain Time, Denver, Colorado (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting: 



3.5 Day Online Retreat options: 

  • Australia/Asia: August 16 – August 19, 2021, 8am – 3:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) – (the last day ends at 11am)
  • North America: August 30 – September 2, 2021, 9am – 4:30pm Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) – (the last day ends at 12pm)

4.5 Day Online Retreat Options:  

  • Melbourne, Australia: January 17 – January 21, 2022, 9am – 4:30 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) – (the last day ends at 12pm)
  • North America: January 31 – February 4, 2022, 9am – 4:30pm Mountain Standard Time (MST, Denver) – (the last day ends at 12pm)

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! 

Class Roster:

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 cohort. 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).  If you have a conflict of interest or dual relationship with anyone attending, please message us privately.

Synergetic Play Therapy Certification Cohort 2021-2022


Continuing Education Credits:

Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, APT Approved Provider 09-264
Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA) Approved Provider
British Columbia Play Therapy Association (BCPTA) Approved Provider

The credits in this course are approved by the above play therapy associations. Please contact APT, BCPTA or APTA to find out which and how many of the credits can be applied towards your Credential.  APT / BCPTA/ APTA  require 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 / BCPTA/ APTA will not honor the credits.

Synergetic Play Therapy Institute 

In order for SPTI or Lisa Dion to advertise you as a Certified SPT Therapist, you must remain current in your SPT education. “Current” status means Renewal of the Certified Synergetic Play Therapist™ credential. This is required every 3 years due by May 31st of your renewal year.  In order to renew, you must earn at least 18 hours of CE credits specific to SPT.  If CE credits are not submitted, you will no longer be able to use the title Certified Synergetic Play Therapist™ until renewal occurs. Details on training options can be found via this formContinuing Education Verification Form 


Course Content

Lessons Status

SPT Certification 2021– 2022: 3.5 Day Retreat


SPT Certification 2021– 2022: 3.5 Day Retreat – Video Clips and Handouts


SPT Certification 2021– 2022: General SPT Handouts


SPT Certification 2021– 2022: 3.5 Day Retreat Homework


Book Study – Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity – SPT Certification Program


SPT Certification 2021– 2022, Sept Class: Planes of Possibilities and Windows of Tolerance


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022: Sept Class Homework


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022, October Class: Memory and Narratives and Rewiring through the Vagus Nerve


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022: October Class Homework


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022, November Class: Emotions and the Mind


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022: November Class Homework


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022: December Homework


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022: 4.5 Day Retreat Schedule , Prep, & Recordings


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022: 4.5 Day Retreat – Video Clips and Handouts


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022: 4.5 Day Retreat Homework


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022 February Class: Sensory Processing Challenges in the Playroom


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022: February Class Homework


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022, March Class: Directive SPT with Groups, Family, Teen, Sibling and Adult


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022: March Class Homework


SPT Certification 2021– 2022, April Class: Transitions and Endings in Play Therapy


SPT Certification 2021– 2022: April Class Homework


What’s Next? …. Continue Your SPT Journey Post Certification Graduation! (May 2022) 💜


SPT Certification 2021 – 2022, May Class: Recognizing Empowerment in Play Therapy


BONUS VIDEO: SPT and Teletherapy! – SPT Certification Program