Online Introduction To Synergetic Play Therapy (October 2019 – March 2020) Monthly Payments

The Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy launches you on a personal journey towards discovering what showing up in the playroom truly means. It explores what is happening in the play therapy process, how change occurs, and ultimately what it takes to help children heal at profound levels. It invites you to be you!

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Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Prerequisite Training:

  • Participants should have completed or be enrolled in a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) program in counseling, social work, or education
  • Previous experience working with children and families is required
  • A basic understanding of play therapy and play therapy skills is required

This six-month course includes three, one-hour LIVE webinars with Lisa Dion, six 2.5-hour recorded videos, and monthly consultations** with a Synergetic Play Therapy™ Supervisor/Consultant to help you integrate what you are learning. It is designed for masters-level therapists and clinicians (or equivalent) and provides the chance to learn from anywhere. Connect without the commute!

Special topics such as facilitating sand, art, trauma, and aggressive play are covered from the perspective of nervous system regulation, attunement, attachment, mindfulness, and authenticity. Participants will also learn how to track their client’s changes for parents, teachers, agencies, and themselves.

**Do you want consultation catered to your needs? For the first time ever, we are offering the option to add consultations and customize your experience to fit your unique situation. You may opt for 50-minute sessions instead of 30-minute consultations. You can purchase additional consultations now or you can purchase after the course has begun (if choosing the latter, please contact us and we’ll provide you with a link).

*For class details and objectives, please see below.


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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

Course Details:

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 consultations with an SPT Supervisor/Consultant to help you integrate what you are learning. Upgrade your course and get monthly 50-minute consultations with an SPT Supervisor / Consultant.

When: October 28th, 2019 – March 27th, 2020

Where: Learn from anywhere! No commute required!

Credits: Total 21 CE credits* 21 CE credits* (3 Contact and 18 Non-Direct Contact (credits are aligned with APT’s policy effective 2020))

Cost: $975.00 (USD) (to pay in full, please click here). If you would like to upgrade your course and purchase 50-minute monthly consultations, you may choose this from the drop down menu. **If upgrading your course to 50-minute consultation sessions, the price is $1275.00 (USD).

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:
  • October 28th, 2019 webinar: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2 p.m. Mountain)
  • October 28th, 2019: 1st video course release
  • November 29th, 2019: 2nd video course released
  • January 3rd, 2020: 3rd video course released
  • January 27th, 2020 webinar: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2 p.m. Mountain)
  • January 31st, 2020: 4th video course released
  • February 28th, 2020: 5th video course released
  • March 16th, 2020: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2 p.m. Mountain)
  • March 27th, 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.


Additional information

Select your course and monthly consultation options

Course + six 30 minute consultation sessions, Course + six 50 minute consultation sessions

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