Webinar Library

These are the archived monthly webinars made exclusively for members of the Synergetic Play Therapy community. Stay tuned – we will update this page as we develop new topics. Have questions, comments or suggestions for subjects you would like Lisa to cover? Please note them in the “Comments” section below. Thanks!

Lesson

SPT Certification 2020– 2021: General SPT Handouts (Returning SPT Students)

Feel free to download or print these handouts at anytime during this course. These are for your reference. Scroll to the bottom of this page to “mark complete” and move on to the next page. 

SPT HANDOUTS:

HOMEWORK TRACKING HANDOUTS:

RECOMMENDED READINGS: 

SPT RESEARCH/DATA COLLECTION:

Pediatric Symptoms Checklist in a variety of other languages can be found using the link below:

SPT Certification 2020– 2021: 4 Day Retreat – Video Clips and Handouts (Returning SPT Students)

Day 1 Class Handouts:

 

Day 2 Yoga Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89396887339

Day 2 Class Handouts: 

Day 2 Video Clips (to be watched when prompted by Lisa): : 

Password: Synergetic

 

Day 3 Class Handouts:

Day 4 Yoga Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89396887339

Day 4 Handouts:

Day 4 Video Clips (to be watched when prompted by Lisa): 

Password: Synergetic

Caregiver / Child Directive 1

 

Password: Synergetic

Caregiver/Parent Directive 2

May Webinar Recording: Recognizing Empowerment in Play Therapy

May 5th Webinar Recording

Password: Synergetic 

 

 

 

 

 

May 19th Webinar Recording

Password: Synergetic 

SPT Certification 2020 – 2021, May Class: Recognizing Empowerment in Play Therapy

Recognizing Empowerment in Play Therapy 

  • Determine what empowerment is and how to recognize it in the playroom.
  • Describe the importance of tracking small moments of empowerment, as well as larger empowerment experiences in the child’s play therapy process.
  • Explain how to use directive interventions to help deepen a child’s experience of empowerment.

We have arrived… it is our last month together in this form.  Here is what you need to know to prepare:

Empowerment and Graduation!

We will be talking about endings and EMPOWERMENT as the final lesson… how to recognize it and own it 🙂  And of course, we need just one more Barry video to finish off with the grand finale!

Materials for class

PRINT OUT A COPY OF THE SPT THERAPEUTIC STAGES (aka The Curve)- have with you at first class in case we get to this.  At last class bring your candle (this is important) and have your unopened email with you. *Janelle will be emailing you something titled “SAVE FOR LAST SPT CLASS- DON’T OPEN”

Final Survey: 

Complete this mandatory survey before your final class on May 20th. Please be honest.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y59W2Y6

 

The SPT journey continues… muah!

Lesson

Lesson

SPT Certification 2020– 2021: 4 Day Retreat – Video Clips and Handouts

Day 1 Class Handouts:

Day 1 Recording – Password: Synergetic

 

Day 2 Class Handouts: 

Day 2 Recording – Password: Synergetic

Day 2 Video Clips (to be watched when prompted by Lisa): 

Password: Synergetic

 

Day 3 Class Handouts:

Day 3 Recording – Password: Synergetic

 

Day 4 Handouts:

Day 4 Recording – Password: Synergetic

Day 4 Video Clips (to be watched when prompted by Lisa): 

Password: Synergetic

Caregiver / Child Directive 1

 

Password: Synergetic

Caregiver/Parent Directive 2

 

Lesson

Watercourse Counseling Center: Live Training – Class Recordings

July 14th, 2020 Day 1 – Recording

Password: Synergetic

 

July 15th, 2020 – Day 2, Part 1 – Recording

Password: Synergetic

 

July 15th, 2020 – Day 2, Part 2 – Recording

Password: Synergetic

 

July 16th, 2020 – Day 3 – Part 1 Recording

Password: Synergetic

 

July 16th, 2020 – Day 3 – Part 2 Recording

Password: Synergetic

Lesson

Online Intro Course Agreements October 2020 – March 2021

Please click on the blue words, “Online Intro Course Agreements”  under “Quizzes” below to answer a few short questions, then you will be able to proceed to the Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy course.

Thank you.

 

October 2020 – March 2021 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Class 6: Sand, Art & Aggression in Synergetic Play Therapy

This lesson covers the sixth and final class for the Intro to SPT Online Course. Please note that you will lose access to all of the the Online Intro to SPT video content on May 26th, 2021; so if you would like to review any videos you have two months to do so.

If you haven’t already please fill out a final quick Survey to give feedback to your consultant.  The survey is anonymous, so you can be as honest as you would like to be!

Class 6 Objectives: Sand, Art & Aggression in Synergetic Play Therapy

  • Explain how to use regulation as a way to help integrate aggressive energy in the playroom
  • Describe how to facilitate the use of sand from a Synergetic Play Therapy perspective in the playroom
  • Explain how to facilitate the use of art from a Synergetic Play Therapy perspective in the playroom
  • Explain the concept of flooding in the playroom for both you and the child and list ways to create a neuroception of safety

Click on your handout below:

Once you complete the video, you’ll be required to take a quiz and rate the provided objectives. Once you answer 80% or more of the questions correctly, you’ll be able to print out a Certificate for CE Credit with your name on it. You must complete webinar 1 and quiz, class 1 and quiz, class 2 and quiz, class 3 and quiz, webinar 2 and quiz, class 4 and quiz, class 5 and quiz, and webinar 3 and quiz before this lesson. Also, remember to print or download a copy of your Certificate as it does not save on the learn platform.

Please use password “Synergetic” to access video.

Congratulations on completing the course! Wondering what’s next …

STAY CONNECTED & GROW WITH US!  

Join our Facebook Community! We have a closed “SPT Learning Community that you now qualify for after taking this Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Course. All you need to do is find the above group, answer a few questions, and then we will add you.

Lessons from the Playroom Podcast is a series of FREE 30-minute recordings designed to help therapists understand the little lessons kids teach us that make a big difference in the play therapy process. People all across the globe are tuning in: from Australia to Zambia, this podcast has reached over 120 countries so far. Enjoy it on your way to work, while at the office, or as you’re doing household chores. Need to fold some laundry? Throw in some learning too! New podcasts are released on a bi-weekly basis and feature topics such as selective mutism, parents, intakes, emotional flooding, sleep issues, gender identity, goals, boundaries, and more! To listen, please visit  iTunes, our YouTube channel, or check out the podcast on our website.

Become Certified as a Synergetic Play Therapist. For Information on this program and application details please review the following handout.

Are you ready to take your Synergetic Play Therapy skills to the next level?  Are you ready to expand your understanding of interpersonal neurobiology and take your ability to help a child heal to a whole new realm of possibility? Are you ready to dive deeper into the Synergetic Play Therapy Process as you learn how to embrace yourself, discover your magnificence, and tap into a higher state of authenticity?

“The very act of being an SPT therapist provides endless practice in congruence, authenticity, attunement, and nervous system regulation. It’s an ongoing practice, a way of being that improves my life every day.” – Jody Catlow, MA, NLC

“This experience was life changing. It not only renewed my vigor for work with children, changed my perspective of what was possible during the play therapy process, but changed the way I viewed the world and my relationship with others.” – Jessica Kimak, LCSW

“The SPT advanced class has been a truly transformative experience! Lisa and Kathy created so much safety to fully be myself as they guided my process of learning and growth. Through this class, I have been able to integrate my experience and shift perceptions, which has allowed me to be more present with my clients.” – Kim Buller, LCSW, RPT-S

For information on becoming a Registered Play Therapist: 

https://www.a4pt.org/page/CredentialsHomepage

October 2020 – March 2021 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Webinar 3: Attachment and Attunement Review in the Playroom

This webinar is the final LIVE webinar for this course.

March 16th, 2020, 2 p.m. MST, Denver

Join Link:

There are a few quiz questions at the end to answer so that you can get your certificate. You must complete webinar 1 and quiz, class 1 and quiz, class 2 and quiz, class 3 and quiz, webinar 2 and quiz, class 4 and quiz, and class 5 and quiz before this webinar.

After this webinar, you will have two more things to do:

  1. Watch and complete video 6:  Aggression, Sand and Art
  2. Fill out a final quick Survey to give feedback to your consultant.  The survey is anonymous, so you can be as honest as you would like to be!

Please use password “Synergetic” to access the webinar replay video. We will do our best to post the webinar recording here with in 24 hours of the live webinar.

 

October 2020 – March 2021 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Class 5: Understanding Attachment & the Self Object in Synergetic Play Therapy

This lesson covers the fifth class for the Intro to SPT Online Course.

Class 5 Objectives: Understanding Attachment & the Self Object in Synergetic Play Therapy

  • Discuss Synergetic Play Therapy’s definition and perspective on attachment
  • Explain and demonstrate how to use the self-object as a way to support the client attaching to self
  • Describe the link between a child’s attachment styles and their nervous system states

Click on each handout below for your viewing: (Some handouts included in this lesson are duplicated from a previous lesson so you may reprint it or gather it from your previously printed course materials)

1.) Class 5 Outline 

2.) Developmental Tasks

3.) Growing Up in Play Therapy – Developmental Stages in SPT

Once you complete the video, you’ll be required to take a quiz and rate the provided objectives. Once you answer 80% or more of the questions correctly, you’ll be able to print out a Certificate for CE Credit with your name on it. You must complete webinar 1 and quiz, class 1 and quiz, class 2 and quiz, class 3 and quiz, webinar 2 and quiz, and class 4 and quiz before this lesson. Also, as a reminder, print or download a copy of your Certificate as it does not save on the learn platform.

Please use password “Synergetic” to access the video.

Join us on the Course Forum to share your thoughts and questions about the course content with the other participants. Remember, collaboration and conversation with your peers will really help you get the most out of this training! Please note that the chat board is monitored weekly by SPTI staff and consultants.

October 2020 – March 2021 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Class 4: Working with Caregivers

Before we get started, we would like to invite you to explore what’s next …

… So, are you ready to:

  • Take your Synergetic Play Therapy skills to the next level?
  • Expand your understanding of Interpersonal Neurobiology and take your ability to help a child heal to a whole new realm of possibility?
  • Dive deeper into the Synergetic Play Therapy process as you learn how to embrace yourself, discover your magnificence, and tap into a higher state of authenticity?!

For information on how to become a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist and the truly amazing program that gets you there, please review the following handout:

Becoming A Synergetic Play Therapist

“The very act of being an SPT therapist provides endless practice in congruence, authenticity, attunement, and nervous system regulation. It’s an ongoing practice, a way of being that improves my life every day.” – Jody Catlow, MA, NLC

“This experience was life changing. It not only renewed my vigor for work with children, changed my perspective of what was possible during the play therapy process, but changed the way I viewed the world and my relationship with others.” – Jessica Kimak, LCSW

“The SPT advanced class has been a truly transformative experience! Lisa created so much safety to fully be myself as she guided my process of learning and growth. Through this class, I have been able to integrate my experience and shift perceptions, which has allowed me to be more present with my clients.” – Kim Buller, LCSW, RPT-S

Now, back to the Intro course … 🙂 

This lesson covers the fourth class for the Intro to SPT Online Course.

Class 4 Objectives: Working With Caregivers

  • Discuss the implications for caregivers being in their own grief process when they bring their children to play therapy
  • Describe how to have a successful play therapy intake
  • Discuss the importance of setting goals and speaking in terms of what is important to the caregiver

Click on each handout below for your viewing: (Some handouts included in this lesson are duplicated from a previous lesson so you may reprint it or gather it from your previously printed course materials)

1.) Class 4 Outline 

1.) Tips for Talking to Caregivers

2.) Good Communication-Caregiver handout

3.) Therapeutic Stages in Synergetic Play Therapy (SPT Curve)

Once you complete the video, you’ll be required to take a quiz and rate the provided objectives. Once you answer 80% or more of the questions correctly, you’ll be able to print out a Certificate for CE Credit with your name on it. You must complete webinar 1 and quiz, class 1 and quiz, class 2 and quiz, class 3 and quiz, webinar 2 and quiz before this lesson. Also, remember to print or download a copy of your Certificate as it does not save on the learn platform.

Please use password “Synergetic” to access video.

Join us on the Course Forum to share your thoughts and questions about the course content with the other participants. Remember, collaboration and conversation with your peers will really help you get the most out of this training! Please note that the chat board is monitored weekly by SPTI staff and consultants.

October 2020 – March 2021 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Webinar 2: Symptoms in the Playroom Review

This webinar is the second LIVE webinar for this course.

January 19th at 2:00 PM, MST.

There are a few quiz questions at the end to answer so that you can get your certificate. You must complete webinar 1 and quiz, class 1 and quiz, class 2 and quiz, class 3 and quiz, and class 4 and quiz before this webinar. Also, as a reminder, print or download a copy of your Certificate as it does not save on the learn platform.

Please use the password “Synergetic” to log in and watch the webinar recording. We will do our best to post the webinar within 24 hours of the live webinar.

October 2020 – March 2021 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Class 3: Regulation: What It Is and What It Isn’t

You are almost half way through this course! At this point you should have watched Webinar 1, Class 1, Class 2 and now Class 3 and had 2 or 3 group consultation sessions. You are learning so much about the brain, nervous systems, the Set Up, and there is so much more to come!  Understanding Regulation, Attachment, Working with Caregivers, Sand, Art and Aggressive Play are right around the corner.

If you have completed the material up until now, congratulations, you are on track.  If you have not completed the material listed above you have until the week of the Class 4 launch to catch up.  If you have fallen behind and can’t catch up before that date, we will follow up with you and let you know what your options are.  We’ve got you covered as we want this to be a successful experience for you!

Lastly, some of you are already asking about what it takes to become Certified in SPT. Please go ahead and start this conversation with your consultant.  We will share more detailed information about this process after Class 4.

This lesson covers the third class for the Intro to SPT Online Course.

Class 3 Objectives: Regulation: What It Is and What It Isn’t

  • Explain what regulation is and isn’t according to Synergetic Play Therapy
  • Discuss what it means to “overcome a challenge” in the play therapy process
  • Describe what it means to become the external regulator in a session to help a child integrate their challenges
  • Explain why you, the therapist, are the most important toy in the playroom.

Click on each handout below for your viewing: (Some handouts included in this lesson are duplicated from a previous lesson so you may reprint it or gather it from your previously printed course materials.)

Here is your lesson outline: Online Intro to SPT Class 3

  1. Therapeutic Stage in Synergetic Play Therapy (SPT Curve)
  2. Developmental Tasks
  3. Types of Reflections in SPT

Once you complete the video, you’ll be required to take a quiz and rate the provided objectives. Once you answer 80% or more of the questions correctly, you’ll be able to print out a Certificate for CE Credit with your name on it. You must complete webinar 1 and quiz, class 1 and quiz, and class 2 and quiz before this lesson. Also, please print or download a copy of your Certificate as it does not save on the learn platform.

Please use password ” Synergetic ” to access video. 

Online Intro to SPT Class 3- Regulation from Lisa Dion on Vimeo.

Join on at the Course Forum to share your thoughts and questions about the course content with the other participants. Remember, collaboration and conversation with your peers will really help you get the most out of this training! Please note that the chat board is monitored weekly by SPTI staff and consultants.

October 2020 – March 2021 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Class 2: Exploring the Nervous System in the Playroom

This lesson covers the second class for the Online Intro to SPT Course.

Class 2 Objectives – Exploring the Nervous System in the Playroom

  • Explain the link between nervous system states and the symptoms that show up in the playroom
  • Describe the importance of regulation in the playroom
  • Demonstrate how the therapist can become the external regulator so that the child can begin to learn how to regulate

Here is your lesson guide: Class 2 Outline

These handouts will also be relevant to your learning in this lesson:

1.) Nervous System Symptoms

2.) The Brain

To get the most out of your Synergetic Play Therapy experience, we encourage you to cultivate community. The following list includes city, state, and/or country of each student currently enrolled in the Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy course. 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).

June 2020 Student Names / Locations

Once you complete the video, you’ll be required to take a quiz and rate the provided objectives. Once you answer 80% or more of the questions correctly, you’ll be able to print out a Certificate for CE Credit with your name on it.  Also, please print or download a copy of your Certificate as it does not save on the learn platform. You must complete class 1 and quiz, and webinar 1 and quiz before completing this lesson.

Please use password Synergetic to access video.

Online Intro to SPT Class 2- Understanding the Nervous System from Lisa Dion on Vimeo.

Join us on the Course Forum to share your thoughts and questions about the course content with the other participants. Remember, collaboration and conversation with your peers will really help you get the most out of this training! Please note that the chat board is monitored weekly by SPTI staff and consultants.

October 2020 – March 2021 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Class 1: Welcome and Understanding the Projective Process

This lesson covers the first class for the Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Course.

Class 1 / Webinar 1 Objectives – Welcome to SPT:

  • Describe the basics of Synergetic Play Therapy including the tenets, the history, and the main play therapy influences.
  • Explain how children use the projective process in play therapy to set the toys and the therapist up to feel how they feel.
  • Assess and explain the significance of why authenticity is so important in the playroom.
  • Describe how a SPT Therapist accesses his/her/their authentic self and deepens the child’s therapeutic process.

At this time we suggest creating a folder for this class to collect all the handouts you will get over the next 6 months.  Remember to add the  SPT Tenets handout from the first webinar.

Handouts for Class 1:

Class 1 Outline

Synergetic Play Therapy Course Agreements

Primary Influences

Therapeutic Stages in Synergetic Play Therapy (SPT Curve)

As a reminder, you will be required to take a quiz and rate the provided objectives in order to receive CE credit and/or advance to the next video in the system. Once you answer 80% or more of the questions correctly, you’ll be able to print out a Certificate for CE Credit with your name on it.  Make sure to click on the questions you missed and write them down to keep your learning going! Also, please print or download a copy of your Certificate as it does not save.

You may view this video as often as you’d like over the course of the month. It is important you have watched the video at least once before meeting with your consultant.

Please use the password Synergetic to watch the first lesson.

ONLINE INTRO TO SPT CLASS 1: Welcome and Understanding the Projective Process from Lisa Dion on Vimeo.

Join us on the Course Forum to share your thoughts and questions about the course content with the other participants. Remember, collaboration and conversation with your peers will really help you get the most out of this training! Please note that the chat board is monitored weekly by SPTI staff and consultants.

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Upcoming 2019 dates:

February 11th at 10:00 AM MST: When Parents Don’t Have the Same Values as Children
March 4th at 11:00 AM MST: Working with Cutting and Suicidal Ideation
April 15th at 11:00 AM MDT: Managing Roles and Boundaries with Blended Families
May 14th at 10:00 AM MDT: Understanding Addictions
June 18th – video release: Play a Larger Game in Life-Owning Traits of the Greats
July 23rd at 10:00 AM MDT: Gifted Kids and Anxiety
Aug 13th – video release: Understanding Grief and Loss
September 10th at 10:00 AM MDT: OCD and Perfectionism
October 15th at 10:00 AM MDT: SPT and Adults
November 5th at 10:00 AM MDT: Exploring the Physics Behind SPT

IF ASKED FOR PASSWORD PLEASE USE: Synergetic.

When Parents Don’t Have the Same Values as Children

Watch the Archived Webinar (February 11, 2019)

SPT and Carl Rogers

Watch the Archived Webinar (December 10, 2018)

Therapeutic Powers of Play

Watch the Archived Webinar (November 5, 2018)

Primary Feedback Systems

Watch the Archived Webinar (October 15, 2018)

The Still Face Experiment in the Playroom

Watch the Archived Webinar (September 10, 2018)

Dual Attention in the Playroom

Watch the Archived Webinar (August 13, 2018)

Understanding Interoception

Watch the Archived Webinar (June 18, 2018)

Helping Children and Families Through Tragedy

Watch the Archived Webinar (May 14, 2018)

Owning Admired Traits

Watch the Archived Webinar (April 16, 2018)

Owning the Mirror

Watch the Archived Webinar (March 19, 2018)

What is Compassion Fatigue

Watch the Archived Webinar (February 19, 2018)

Boxing Ring Child

Watch the Archived Webinar (December 4, 2017)

Working with the Dorsal Child: Creating a Neuroception of Safety

Watch the Archived Webinar (January 23, 2017)

Translating the Play to Parents and Charting the Curve Part 2

Watch the Archived webinar (April 3rd, 2017)

Working with our own Fears

Watch the Archived webinar (July 10, 2017)

Boredom in the Playroom

Watch the Archived Webinar (October 9, 2017)

Working with Children on the Spectrum

Watch the Archived webinar (February 6, 2017)

The Child that Rescues

Watch the Archived Webinar (May 1st, 2017)

When and How to Challenge a Child

Watch the Archived Webinar (August 21, 2017)

Flooding and Containment

Watch the Archived Webinar (November 6, 2017)

Translating the Play to Parents and Charting the Curve

Watch the Archived Webinar (March 6th, 2017)

Live Consultation-Bring a question!

Watch the Archived webinar (June 12th, 2017)

Understanding Anxiety and Depression

Watch the Archived Webinar (September 11, 2017)

Additional Resources