Live – Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy™ Group Consultation – Monthly

The Intro to SPT class is the best class I have ever taken. There is no better training for counselors! I have a deeper understanding of the process and how to help children in the playroom. It has given me a whole new perspective and changed my life both personally and professionally. Being authentic allows you to be free. There are just no words to describe it!” -Nancy Asher

The Live – Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy™ is a 18-hour course that takes you on a journey to explore the neuroscience behind what is happening in the play therapy process, how to repattern a child’s nervous system, and what it means to become an external regulator in the playroom. You will also learn how to effectively work with caregivers and what it means to create a neuroception of safety allowing both the child and the caregiver to have a deeper integration. And if this wasn’t enough, you will come to understand the magic of aggressive play, sand and art from the perspectives of nervous system regulation, attunement, attachment, mindfulness, and authenticity.

You’ll learn all this while also how to avoid burnout and compassion fatigue. Come discover what showing up in the playroom truly means and explore what is happening in the play therapy process, how change occurs, and ultimately what it takes to help children heal at profound levels. And the best part is, you get to be you on the journey!

This payment link is for the 6 mandatory group consultations part of this course. Consultation is a mandatory part of the course to help you integrate what you learned …If you’d like, you can meet the Consultants here.

Cost: $50.00 per session. 6 sessions. 



*For class details and objectives, see below.

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Intro Objectives by Class:

Class 1 / Webinar 1– Welcome and Understanding the Projective Process

  • 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

Class 2 – Exploring the Nervous System in the Playroom: A Synergetic Review

  • 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 
  • Explain what regulation is and isn’t according to Synergetic Play Therapy

Class 3 / Webinar 2 – Regulation: What It Is and What It Isn’t

  • 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
  • Understand ways to conceptualize what is happening in the playroom and the child’s work 

Class 4 – 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

 Class 5 – 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

Class 6 / Webinar 3 –  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


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Six, 50 minute consultation sessions ($50.00 each session) – 6 Installments

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