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!

May Webinar Recording: Empowerment and Graduation

May 6th

 

May 20th

April Webinar Recordings: Transitions and Endings

April 8th

 

 

April 22nd

March Webinar Recordings: Family Review, Attachment and Group Supervision

March 11th

 

 

March 25th

February Webinar Recordings: Working with Sensory Struggles

February 12th

 

 

 

February 26th

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ACES in Play Therapy

ACES in Play Therapy Objectives: Participants will list the 3 major categories of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), and identify one ACE in each category. Participants will identify 3-5 protective factors or strategies that have been shown as helpful in building resilience or healing the long term effects of ACES. Participants will apply how play therapy process […]
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SPT Certification 2019 – 2020: December Homework

Reminder: There are no online classes this month. Please catch up on any material you are behind on as well as complete the following assignments.

 

December Homework

1.) Complete the “Skill Development Form” which will be reviewed with your Supervisor during your January  Supervision.

Skill Development Form

 

2.) Send full client video session to Supervisor before your December Supervision as well as complete the video observation form for the video. Upload this client video into your google drive homework folder.

Video_Observation form – SELF

 

3.) 5 Day Retreat Prep due by the following start date of your retreat. See next lesson for more instructions about this prep.

Due Date:

• January 9th (Vancouver)
• January 16th (Boulder)
• February 3rd (Melbourne)

 

4.) Read Dan Siegel’s “Whole Brain Child” or “No Drama Disciple.” (just read, no paper needed)

Due Date:
• Start of your 5 Day Retreat: January 9th (Vancouver) • January 16th (Boulder) • February 3rd (Melbourne)

 

5.) Complete the Quiz for “Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity.”

Email us at info@synergeticplaytherapy.com so we can add this quiz into your account if you haven’t  completed this prior to Certification Program.

Due Date:

• May 6th

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Eating Challenges in Play Therapy

Course Objectives: Discuss how eating challenges and symptoms for children typically present in play therapy. Assess contributing factors or co-occurring presenting problems that children with eating challenges explore in play therapy. Discuss how to support children’s integration of eating challenges in the playroom. Discover how to support parents outside of the play room with their child’s […]
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Online Intro Course Agreements January 2020

Please click on the blue words, “Online Intro Course Agreements January 2020 – June 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.

 

January 2020 – June 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

STAY CONNECTED:  

Join our Facebook Community! We have a closed “Synergetic Play Therapy Community” that you now qualify for after taking this Online Intro to SPT 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 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.

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

For information on becoming a Registered Play Therapist in the USA: 

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

January 2020 – June 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. We will do our best to post the webinar recording here with in 24 hours of the live webinar.

 

 

January 2020 – June 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

January 2020 – June 2020 Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Class 4: Working with Parents

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

Applications are being accepted now through May 1st!  

“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.

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

January 2020 – June 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 recording. We will do our best to post the webinar within 24 hours of the live webinar.

January 2020 – June 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.

January 2020 – June 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 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).

October 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
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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)

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