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!

SPT Certification 2019 -2020 : 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_Tenets

Nervous System Symptoms

SPT Therapeutic Stages (The Curve)

Developmental_Tasks

Types of Reflections in SPT

SPT Session_Notes- Example

SPT_Session_Notes- Blank

Treatement Summary Example

Tips_for_Talking_to_Parents

Good_Communication for Parents

Process_of_Change_in_SPT

What To Tell Your Child About Their Participation in Play Therapy Handout

Trauma and the Brain

Blank Copy of  Brain

Beyond Words Article

Bop Bag

Interoception

Pediatric Symptoms Checklist- English

Pediatric Symptoms Checklist- Spanish 

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

 

 

SPT Certification 2019 -2020 : 3 Day Retreat (Returning SPT Students)

The Retreat:

What is a retreat?  It is defined as period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, or study.  It is also the process of changing or undergoing change in one’s thinking.   So we can’t think of a better way to kick of this certification program than coming together as a group for personal reflection and study with the intention of undergoing a process of transforming our thinking.  And yes, group connection, socializing and yoga is there too because what would a retreat be without that!  

As we come together for the first time, we will start with the most important question:  Who am I?  Yep, first step in this Certification Process is a deeper exploration of YOU.  From there, we will jump deeper into working with parents in and out of the playroom (let’s boost your confidence in 3 days through teachings and your own opportunity to practice discussing various SPT concepts!).  And of course, we will dive deeper into neuroscience, mindfulness and mirror neurons because what is an SPT class without some of that!   Oh and did we mention that you are going to get to break out into groups for discussion and experience your own play therapy session!  (Notice all of the exclamation marks- yes, we are so excited to experience this with you!)

So here we go….

If you have attended a retreat before please bring your binder with handouts. If you have never attended a retreat we will prepare a binder for you with all of your handouts for the retreat in relationship to the teachings in the 3 day retreat. If you have a specific handout you will reference during your presentation please print a copy for your presentation so you can be certain you have everything you need. 
We have also provided electronic copies below for you to download and save if you wish. 

Mirror Neuron Participant Handout

Types of Reflections in SPT

SPT and Parents

Parent Fear Worksheet

Determining your values

Interoception Handout

 

3 Day Retreat Course Objectives:

  • Determine how the 4 steps of how the mirror neuron system works and how this applies to Synergetic Play Therapy.
  • Explain the importance of developing a relationship with the body in order to understand what a child is trying to tell you in play therapy
  • Demonstrate what it feels like to facilitate a play therapy session without using words
  • Describe how to explain Synergetic Play Therapy to parents
  • Describe how to explain the Nervous System to Parents
  • Discuss how to explain the Synergetic Play Therapy Curve/Process to Parents
  • Discuss how to explain the Synergetic Play Therapy Process of Change to Parents
  • Explain the importance of mindfulness in play therapy
  • Demonstrate “The Values” framework and discuss how this applies to yourself and the families you work with in play therapy
  • Explain the importance of linking what happens in the playroom back to the parent’s goals
  • Explain the importance of learning how to communicate in parent’s values and what is most meaningful to them
  • Demonstrate how awareness is the first step in re-patterning a behavior in the playroom
  • Discuss the various types of reflections in Synergetic Play Therapy
  • Determine when to have a training session with a parent if they need to be in the play therapy sessions
  • Describe the key skills to teach a parent in a training session in order to prepare them to be in the playroom
  • Discuss the importance of making sure the child isn’t flooded in the playroom and how to better keep them in their window of tolerance and/or what to do if they flood
  • Explain how to work with fears as a way to develop yourself as a play therapist
  • Discuss how the work in the play room is a “right brain to right brain” experience
Preparing for the first retreat:
Please click on your corresponding retreat for a more detailed description of the training schedule, location details and what to bring.

As you join these retreats you are going to be asked to participate, just as if you were brand new to SPT,  and expected to participate and engage in all aspects of the retreat (just as if you were a current student), so please read and prepare yourself based on the information below.

You may have noticed that on Day 2 of the retreat, there are mini presentations.  Some of you have participated in these before and others have not in this format if this is your first attendance at a retreat.
 You will be doing the mini presentations in a group with other Certified SPTers.  This time we will ask that your group members/practice partners ask you more challenging questions (i.e be a difficult parent) so that you can continue to refine your skills.

 

Save the date and time!  Did you notice that on the schedule it said yoga and community dinner?!  On the second or (third day-for Melbourne) of each of your retreats we will end with a group yoga class followed by dinner out at a cool restaurant.  We would love for you to join us for these events. This is an opportunity for you to get to know each other better and other Certified SPT Therapists as past students are invited to this event.

 

In case yoga scares you- the classes are an all levels class and taught either by fellow SPTers who happen to be yoga teachers too or someone else stellar in the community.  Come practice and maybe try it for the first time in a supportive community.

 

And since we want to support you, we will treat you to the cost of the yoga class and have appetizers for you at the dinner event. We are still arranging the details of these events, so for now save the dates!  (Time and date is on your retreat schedule above)

 

Prep for Presentations: 

On Day 2 in the afternoon (before yoga and dinner), you will break out into small groups. You will  do a few short presentations as if they were talking to a parent (no more than 15 minutes for each topic- some topics are short and some require more time).  Everyone will present all 4 topics with the support of the group. Don’t be surprised if you are thrown a “curveball” challenging scenario to support your deepening of this work.

1. Explaining SPT to a parent

2. Explaining the SPT curve to a parent

3. Explaining the Nervous System Handout to a Parent

4. Explaining the Process of Change to a Parent

 

As you figure out what you want to say for each topic, please make sure to include the following, and if you have done these presentations in the past please view this as an opportunity to refine your skills.

1.  Explaining SPT to a Parent-  You will have very left brain parents and very right brain parents.  How would you describe SPT to a parent that needs more left brain/heady/research/brain/how does it work dialogue and how would you describe SPT to a parent that is touchy feely, more emotional and doesn’t really care how it works?   One tip:  When you describe how SPT works, leave yourself out of it (i.e.. don’t talk about how the child sets you up to feel how they feel or that you are the filter for their emotions, etc.  This puts a big bullseye on your head if they don’t like what you have to say)

2.  Explaining the Curve- Make sure to explain all stages of the curve, empowerment, when will they see the symptoms start to change and what would you say if the asked you “how long with this process take?”

3. Explaining the Nervous System Handout- Don’t forget to explain the back of the sheet with all of the regulation activities 🙂

4. Explaining the Process of Change- Again, leave yourself out of it.  The Process of Change Handout is really for you and not really a handout that is given to parents, but it is very useful way to explain how change occurs in SPT.

Also, feel free to bring a note card if that will help you remember things you want to talk about and/or print out “Therapeutic Stages in SPT (The Curve)”, “The Nervous System”, and “The Process of Change” handouts from the “Handouts” Lesson on this platform to help you….. and take lots of breaths. This assignment isn’t graded.  It is just an opportunity for you to practice and get feedback.  So review and plan, but don’t stress or lose sleep 🙂 Historically this is experienced as one of the most favorite parts of the retreat- after the anxiety passes and you finish your presentations, you will feel so proud of yourself.  Promise.

To help you out, here are some videos to watch if you want to collect some ideas.  You don’t have to do it like Lisa 🙂  Find your own voice/language.  There is no right/wrong way- there is your way which of course is the most awesome way 🙂

The password for ALL of these videos are:  Retreat

 

 

 

(Note: This video is based on the old NS chart with the freeze response under Parasympathetic instead of under Sympathetic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, please don’t hesitate to ask questions and we can’t wait to see you!

 

 

Perfection in the Playroom: Working with OCD in Play Therapy

Couse Objectives:
  • Explore the symptoms of OCD and how they present themselves in play therapy
  • Discuss OCD as a strategy to regulate the nervous system and how to support the child’s need for regulation
  • Discuss the possible connection between OCD and a child’s genius and the implications of this when working with OCD in play therapy

Enter the password: Synergetic to begin viewing your course. After you view the video, Please click on the “quiz” below the video to continue.

 

Independent Study

Application of Synergetic Play Therapy Principles through a Supervisory Lens Objectives  (3 Non-Contact Credits)

  • Explore your strengths and areas of growth as a supervisor through self video observation and self analysis
  • Understand how to support your supervisee to learn how to set boundaries in the playroom
  • Understand how to support your supervisee when a parent joins their play therapy sessions
  • Understand how to help your supervisee track empowerment
  • Understand the various types of reflections used in SPT and how to support your supervisee in expanding their use of these reflections
  • Understand how to help your supervisee when they feel lost in the play therapy process and get back on track
  • Understand how to support your supervisee when they are asked to play the role of the bad guy in sessions
  • Understand that your own and your supervisees beliefs about how a child heals or doesn’t impact the play therapy process
  • Understand how to support your supervisee when their child client’s play is looping and not progressing

 

In this independent study course, you will be required to watch some of your videos and some of the videos from the library.  I will also ask that you read Aggression in Play Therapy:  A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity (released 2018) and take the book study.  You can email Janelle and ask for access to the book study test on the e-learning platform after the book is released and available.

 

Part 1:  You will audio or video record four 30 min supervision sessions.  You will watch each of them and answer the following questions for each recording to be submitted by the last group.

1.  What are my strengths as a supervisor?

2.  What SPT Supervisor skills did I display?

3.  What was The Set Up?

4.  What could I have done differently or added in?

5.  How well did I model regulation/attaching to self?

6.  What questions do I have about being a supervisor did this session bring up?

 

Part 2:  Videos from the Video Library- please watch and write a few sentences on each describing the key points of the video.  All of these videos are found in the video section of the SPT Membership Site.

What to do when therapy is looping

Setting Boundaries

Playing the Role of the Bad Guy

Parent Training Session #1

Changing Parents Perceptions

Your opinion about children’s healing matters

Types of Reflections used in SPT- also make sure you are up to date on the latest handout on this topic

Play Switches from Bad to Good

Getting Back on Track when you are Lost in the Process

Tips for Tracking Empowerment

 

******Please upload them to your independent study folder link.

Being An SPT Supervisor – General Theory- Class Sept 19

Becoming a Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor Objectives:

Becoming a Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor- General Theory 

(3 Direct-Contact Credits)

  • Understand the Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor Tenets
  • Understand the SPT Skills Sets and the need to start with the basic skill sets
  • Understand “The Set Up” in the Supervisory relationship

 

We will be meeting via webinar and will begin to discuss what it means to be an SPT Therapist, along with exploring some of the basic SPT Tenets and principles through the supervisory sense.

 

Please print out the handouts for this class.

HANDOUTS: 

Supervision_Tenets_for_Synergetic_Play_Therapy_Student_Outline

SPT_Skill_Development – Basic

SPT_Skill_for_Certificate – 2018

Play_Therapy_Session_Notes – Example

Supervision_Training_Form – Tracking_continued

Supervision_Training_Form – Starting_Patterns_and_Themes

Understanding_Your_Supervisee

Synergetic_Play_Therapy_Supervision_Reminders

Sample Supervisin Contract

 

RECORDING:

If you missed the live class please review the recording below after September 19th.

Password:

 

 

Obtaining your CE Certificate: 

After this lesson please, click on the “quiz” below to rate your course objectives. After doing so your certificate of completion for this class will load.  Please print your certificate OR download and save to your computer as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Working with Preteens and Teens in Play Therapy – The Conversation Continues

Neuroception of Safety in the Playroom: What it is & How to Create it – The Conversation Continues

Use the password: Synergetic to watch this video. Working With Resistant Parents In The Playroom from Lisa Dion on Vimeo.

Working With Resistant Parents In The Playroom – The Conversation Continues

Use the password: Synergetic to watch this video. Working With Resistant Parents In The Playroom from Lisa Dion on Vimeo.

October 2019 – March 2020 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Class 6: Aggression, Art and Sand 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 September 19th, 2019; 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 unanimous, so you can be as honest as you would like to be! Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R99RXQM

Click on your handout below:

1.) Class 6 – Online Intro SPT Class Handout

 

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.

Please use password “Synergetic” to access video.

 

Class 6 Objectives:

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

October 2019 – March 2020 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Webinar 3: Attachment and Attunement Review in the Playroom

This webinar is the final LIVE webinar for this course.  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 unanimous, so you can be as honest as you would like to be! Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R99RXQM

Please use password “Synergetic” to access the webinar video.

 

 

October 2019 – March 2020 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Class 5: Understanding Attachment & The Self- Object

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

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.) Online Intro to SPT Class 5 

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.

Please use password “Synergetic” to access the video.

 

Class 5 Objectives:

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

October 2019 – March 2020 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Webinar 2: Symptoms in the Playroom Review

This webinar is the second LIVE webinar for this course.  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.

Please use the password “Synergetic” to log in and watch the webinar.

October 2019 – March 2020 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Class 4: Working with Parents

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 this program and application details please review the following handout:

Becoming A Synergetic Play Therapist 2019-2020

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

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.)

Online Intro to SPT Class 4 

1.)Tips_for_Talking_to_Parents

2.) Good_Communication-parent_handout

3.)Therapeutic_Stages_in_Syngergetic_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.

Please use password “Synergetic” to access video.

Class 4 Objectives:

  1. Discuss the implications for parents being in their own grief process when they bring their children to play therapy
  2. Describe how to have a successful play therapy intake
  3. Discuss the importance of setting goals and speaking in terms of what is important to the parent

October 2019 – March 2020 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Class 3: Understanding what Regulation is and what it Isnt

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 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 Parents, 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.

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 Syngergetic_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.

Please use password ” Synergetic ” to access video. 

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

Class 3 Objectives:

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

October 2019 – March 2020 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Class 2: Understanding the Nervous System

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

Here is your lesson guide: Online Intro to SPT Class 2

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 to reach out to those near (or far!) and get to know each other (and perhaps yourself along the way).

February 2019 Intro to SPT Student 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. 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.

 

 

Class 2 Objectives – It’s Nervous System Time!:

  • 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 begin to model regulation to the child so that the child can begin to learn how to regulate

October 2019 – March 2020 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.

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:

Online Intro to SPT Class 1

Primary Influences

Therapeutic Stages in Syngergetic 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!

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.

 

Class 1 / Webinar 1 Objectives – Welcome to SPT:

  • Describe how Synergetic Play Therapy was inspired, the basics, 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 an SPT Therapist accesses (their/his/her) authentic self and deepens the child’s therapeutic process.

October 2019 – March 2020 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Webinar 1: The Foundation

Welcome to the first LIVE webinar of the Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Course. Thank you to those of you that were able to make it live as it was great to be able to interact with you and kick of the course with a live presence.  If you were not able to make it, no worries as you can watch it here.  Whether you were live or you are watching the recording,  you’ll be required to take a short quiz after watching the video (live attendees, you don’t need to watch the video if you attended the full hour) in order to obtain a certificate or to advance to the next video.  **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.

Please download this handout:  SPT_Tenets

Please use the password Synergetic  to log in and watch the webinar.

 

 

 

 

 

Online Intro Course Agreements October 2019 – March 2020

Please click on the blue words, “Online Intro Course Agreements October 2019 – March 2020”  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.

 

6 Day Synergetic Play Therapy Intensive: Thank you! – October 2019

You did it!  You completed the 6 Day Intensive Training and we are so grateful for you and all of the hard work you put into this experience.  On behalf of the child and the family you worked with, thank you.  It’s great to have you as part of our Synergetic Play Therapy Community. We hope you enjoyed your time, learned, grew, and discovered things about yourself that you never knew!

There is one final step to fully complete this program and that is rating the objectives and offering us some feedback, etc.  This is also necessary in order to obtain your certificate.  Note, it is important to complete this before you leave the program and print the certificate within a week as the certificate does not stay on the site. If you don’t have access to a printer right away please download your certificate and save it to your computer. Scroll to the bottom of this page to begin your evaluation. 

 

 

And if you’d like to keep your journey going, we invite you to do so! Scroll down through the many options to see what is available……

This short video will give you a glimpse into what the Synergetic Play Therapy Certification program is all about!

Use the password: Synergetic 

The Certification Program begins each August / September and runs through the following May. For course pre-reqs, application details, a sample class schedule, and class objectives please click HERE.

If you are not ready for the certification program, but would love to continue to learn about SPT and receive supervision, you are able to receive on-going supervision from one of your supervisors at the Intensive. We are here to support you with whoever you are on the journey.

For more information about the certification program or how to receive on-going supervision, please contact us at info@synergeticplaytherapy.com

STAY CONNECTED:  

Join our Facebook Community! We have a closed “Synergetic Play Therapy Community” that you now qualify for after taking the 6 Day Intensive. 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 85 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 or check out the podcast on our website.

 

The Lessons from the Playroom Webinar is a series of 75-minute LIVE webinars designed to further explore what is truly happening in the play therapy process. Interact with Lisa Dion and special guests around the world for an hour plus of power, purpose, and perspective. Curious what these webinars are all about? Click here for a sample! These webinar occur four times a year and feature a 15-minute Q&A period. Past topics covered include games in play therapy, the neuroception of safety, working with siblings, resistant children, the power of play, working with teachers, and more!

For access to our Lessons from the Playroom Webinars whenever and wherever you want as well as bonus monthly webinars, sign up for a Lessons from the Playroom Membership.

 

Extra electronic copies of your handouts : 

Nervous System Symptoms

Beyond Words Article 

Developmental_Tasks 

Therapeutic Stages of SPT (The Curve)

Suggested Reading List

 

For information on becoming a Registered Play Therapist: 

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

 

 

 

6 Day Synergetic Play Therapy Intensive: Discharge Summary Lesson – October 2019

You are halfway through the SPT Intensive!  As your child is transforming, it is time to start to document their journey.  On the very last day, you will once again meet with the child’s parents for 20 minutes and during that time you will hand them a “Treatment Summary”.

We want to make this as easy as possible for you, while helping you learn how to write a great summary for your clients.   An example is included below, as well as a fillable template.  Your supervisor for the last 3 days will need to receive an emailed copied of your summary by bedtime on the 5th day as it needs to be reviewed and printed.  Please remember to sign and date your treatment summary, as well as get your supervisor to do the same.

 

Treatement Summary Example

Treatment Summary Fillable Template

 

Thank you for all the hard work you are doing with your kiddo and their family.  You are so important!

 

Note: On the last day you will be asked to log in to fill out your objectives and offer some feedback regarding your experience at the training and with each of your supervisors.  Please be thinking about what feedback you would like to provide.

 

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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

The Still Face Experiment in the Playroom

Dual Attention in the Playroom

Understanding Interoception

Helping Children and Families Through Tragedy

Working with the Dorsal Child: Creating a Neuroception of Safety

Translating the Play to Parents and Charting the Curve Part 2

Working with our own Fears

Working with Children on the Spectrum

When and How to Challenge a Child

Translating the Play to Parents and Charting the Curve

Live Consultation-Bring a question!

Understanding Anxiety and Depression

Additional Resources