Welcome to the 2023-2024 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 500 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, Katherine Eastlake, Katrina Bell and Corinne Elms.  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. (You will have a pre-certification consultation with your Certification Consultant in July to help you orient and prep for the course and our first online retreat together). 

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 Kylie O’Brien, our fabulous Program Director. She will be there to help you. You can reach her 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

Monthly Webinar Class Dates:

The following are important dates – mark your calendars! Each class is conducted via LIVE webinar. 

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

**We highly encourage live attendance as much as possible for the online 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 be missed in total, and no more than one class missed in a month. *If there is a timezone concern making live attendance incredibly challenging, please discuss with your consultant*

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM Mountain Time (Denver)

  • (2023 Dates) September 12th and 26th, October 3rd and 17th, November 14th and 28th
  • (2024 Dates) February 6th and 20th, March 5th and 12th, April 2nd and 16th and 30th, May 14th

Zoom meeting Link for ALL MONTHLY WEBINARS:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86380968168

  • Reminder Zoom Videos Must be ON: Please remember that you must have your video turned on to get full credit for your class attendance. 

Online Retreats:

This program consists of two retreats, a 3.5 Day Retreat to kick off the course and a 4.5 Day Retreat that is held half-way through the program. Individual emails will be sent to you prior to each retreat with registration links for the Zoom webinars and instructions as to how to best prepare! (Your consultant will also assist you in preparing for each retreat!)

3.5 Day Online Retreat options: 

  • North America: August 17th – August 20th, 2023, 9am – 4:30pm Mountain Time (Denver) – (the last day ends at 12pm)
  • Australia/Asia: August 29th – September 1st, 2023, 8am – 3:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) – (the last day ends at 11am)

4.5 Day Online Retreat options:  

  • North America: January 10th – January 14th, 2024, 9am – 4:30pm Mountain Time (Denver) – (the last day ends at 12pm)
  • Australia/Asia: January 17 – January 21, 2024, 9am – 4:30 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) – (the last day ends at 12pm)

Class Roster:

To get the most out of your Synergetic Play Therapy® experience, we encourage you to cultivate community. When the course starts, the following roster will be uploaded for you- it 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 email us privately.

Synergetic Play Therapy Certification Cohort 2023-2024

Note: If you want to continue to review the course material after graduation, you will have access to the course material and all video content until August 31st, 2024. More information about graduation and graduation requirements will be provided throughout the program!

Click on the lessons below to get started! Lessons SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: Consultation Prep and SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: Continuing Education Credits and Re-Certification Process are available now!

All lessons must be completed before you will gain access to the following lesson. You will be required to complete a quiz or will be prompted to mark a lesson as complete before moving on to the next lesson. If you have any questions or fall behind in your course site, please contact your Synergetic Play Therapy Certification Consultant or info@synergeticplaytherapy.com for assistance.

Course Content

Lessons Status

SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: Consultation Prep


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: 3.5 Day Synergetic Play Therapy® Learning Retreat


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: 3.5 Day Retreat – Video Clips and Handouts


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: General Synergetic Play Therapy® Handouts


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: 3.5 Day Retreat Assignments


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024, Sept Class: Planes of Possibility and Peaks and Plateaus in Synergetic Play Therapy®


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: Sept Class Assignments


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024, October Class: Memory and Narratives and Rewiring through the Vagus Nerve in Synergetic Play Therapy®


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: October Class Assignments


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024, November Class: Emotions and the Mind in Synergetic Play Therapy®


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: November Class Assignments


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: December Assignments


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: 4.5 Day Synergetic Play Therapy® Learning Retreat


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: 4.5 Day Retreat – Video Clips and Handouts


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: 4.5 Day Retreat Assignments


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024 February Class: Sensory Processing in Synergetic Play Therapy®


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: February Class Assignments


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024, March Class: Directive Interventions with Groups, Families, Teens, Siblings, and Adults in Synergetic Play Therapy®


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024: March Class Assignments


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024, April Class: Endings and Transitions in Synergetic Play Therapy®


SPT Certification 2023– 2024: BONUS VIDEOS – Synergetic Play Therapy® and Teletherapy (Directive and Non-Directive)


SPT Certification 2023– 2024: April Class Assignments


What’s Next? …. Continue Your SPT Journey Post Certification Graduation!


SPT Certification 2023 – 2024, May Class: Recognizing Empowerment in Synergetic Play Therapy