Intro Objectives by class:
Class 1 / Webinar 1– 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
Class 2 – 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
Class 3 / Webinar 2 – Integrating the Data:
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
Class 4 – Parents, Parents, Parents:
Discuss the implications for parents 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 parent
Class 5 – Attachment & the Self Object:
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 – Aggression, Sand & Art:
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
What: The six-month course includes three, one-hour LIVE webinars with Lisa Dion, six 2.5-hour recorded videos and mandatory monthly 30-minute or 50-minute consultations with an SPT Supervisor/Consultant to help you integrate what you are learning.
When: January 21st, 2020 – June 19th, 2020
Where: Learn from anywhere! No commute required!
Credits: Total 21 CE credits* 21 CE credits* ( 21 Non-Direct Contact (credits are aligned with APT’s policy effective 2020))
Cost: $115.83 per month for 6 months.
- $343. 00 USD paid in full by employer.
- $695.00 USD (including 10% admin fee, paid in monthly installments.)
Note: Please purchase this required book before your training. Lisa will be using it as a reference to provide supplemental readings: Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity by Lisa Dion.
Important Class Dates:
- January 21st, 2020 webinar: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2 p.m. Mountain)
- January 21st, 2020: 1st video course release
- February 21st, 2020: 2nd video course released
- March 20th, 2020: 3rd video course released
- April 14th, 2020 webinar: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2 p.m. Mountain)
- April 17th, 2020: 4th video course released
- May 22nd, 2020: 5th video course released
- June 16th, 2020: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2 p.m. Mountain)
- June 19th, 2020: 6th/final video course released
*Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, APT Approved Provider 09-264
Refund Policy: Cancellations received one month from the start date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than one month from the start of the class will receive a full refund minus a$25.00 administrative fee. Cancellations of the class once the class begins will forfeit the payment of the course. However, payment can be applied towards a future Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy course. If an emergency arises, please contact us to discuss.