Aggression and death are common parts of the play therapy process, yet many therapists don’t have a clear understanding of what to do and how to facilitate intensity. This can lead to inadvertently promoting aggression and low brain disorganization. It can also lead to the therapist feeling beat up, exhausted, and hyper-aroused themselves, ultimately impacting their ability to stay attuned, remain present, and find inspiration in this field. Enter Synergetic Play Therapy! Through an SPT lens, and a heavy dose of neuroscience, this 2-hour video course helps therapists learn how to use play in a way that supports regulation – theirs and their client’s!

Aggression in Play Therapy: A Synergetic Approach for Integrating Intensity and Trauma Objectives:

  • Explain the link between a child’s dysregulated states of their nervous system and their aggressive and traumatic play.
  • Describe how to facilitate aggressive play in the play therapy process without increasing or promoting aggression.
  • Explain the Synergetic Play Therapy™ concept of “The Set-Up” in the playroom.
  • Demonstrate how to set boundaries without shaming or shutting down a client’s play.


If you are wanting more depth and details on this topic, it is recommend that you purchase Lisa’ Book: Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach to Integrating Intensity

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