Partnering with Parents in Play Therapy (Affiliate Course)

The neuroscience behind this training will blow your mind!” – Keri Sawyer

I used to struggle with explaining how play therapy “works” to fathers who were more “left brain” (e.g., Lawyers, accountants, Google employees, etc). But that’s not an issue for me anymore. Lisa taught me how to work with resistant fathers so they can confidently “buy” into the play therapy process!” – Susan Stutzman

In this thought-provoking yet practical workshop, participants will explore what it really takes to partner with parents. They will have the opportunity to understand how to have a successful intake session setting the stage for a higher level of investment and commitment, how to communicate to parents so that they understand what play therapy is and how it works, how to translate what is happening in the playroom so that parents understand how the goals are being worked on, what to do with resistant parents and what to do when parents just want to drop their child off to be “fixed”.

Through new skills, insights and a framework rooted in relationship theory, therapists are guaranteed to leave feeling inspired to work with parents.

This course helps play therapists strengthen their work with parents so they can: 

  • Get More Clients
  • Understand the Parent’s Brain
  • Be More Authentic with Parents
  • Have Successful Parent Intakes
  • Level-Up Their Parent Coaching Skills

Please see course details below. For a list of all available products, please go here.



What: A 6-hour course designed to help play therapists strengthen their work with parents.

Where: Watch at your convenience from wherever you want!

What You’ll Learn …. Partnering with Parents in Play Therapy Objectives:

  • Learn the elements of an effective intake session that sets the stage for parental investment in the play therapy process
  • Understand how to work with a resistant parent and keep them engaged in the play therapy process
  • Learn how to translate what is happening in the playroom to parents
  • Understand how the therapist’s authenticity and emotional congruency impact the relationship with the parent in the play therapy process
  • Understand the therapist’s role as a coach if the parent enters the play therapy session
  • Understand how Synergetic Play Therapy’s concept of “The Set-Up/The Offering” is applied to working with parents

Credits: 6 Non-Contact Credits*

Cost: $179.97 (USD)

Instructor: Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Lisa Dion, MA, LPC, RPT-S is a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, Certified Gestalt Therapist, Level II EMDR Practitioner, Parent Educator and Certified Demartini Method™ Facilitator. She is an international teacher, creator of “Synergetic Play Therapy”, clinical supervisor for various play therapy internship sites across Colorado, and is the founder and director of the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado.

*This program is sold by Kid Matters Counseling, P.C., APT Approved Provider #18-533


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