Setting Boundaries in the Playroom with Dysregulated Children

This course supports play therapists as they learn about setting boundaries from a neurobiological perspective, keeping the child’s brain and nervous system activation in mind! Drawing from Interpersonal Neurobiology and Synergetic Play Therapy®, participants will learn how to set boundaries without shaming the child or stopping the child’s play, allowing for deeper integration and connection. Working with emotional flooding (the child’s and the therapist’s) will also be explored.

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What: A 1.5-hour home study course dedicated to supporting therapists in setting boundaries in the playroom with dysregulated children.

This course is a recording of a live webinar with Crossroads Family Counseling Center.

Where: Wherever you are!

When: You will have access to this course for 365 days from the date of purchase. Access to this course and its content will expire at that time. 

Setting Boundaries in the Playroom with Dysregulated Children Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate at least 2 strategies for setting boundaries without shaming or shutting down a child’s play
  • Define “emotional flooding” and identify at least 2 strategies to employ when this happens in a play therapy session
  • Examine how the play therapist’s own window of tolerance influences the need to set a boundary in a play therapy session

CE Credit Hours: 1.5 CE Credit Hours, NBCC Content Area: Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship

Synergetic Play Therapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7450. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Synergetic Play Therapy Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Synergetic Play Therapy Institute is also an Approved Provider for the following associations:
*Australian Play Therapists Association (APTA) Approved Provider

*British Columbia Play Therapy Association (BCPTA) Approved Provider 23-01

Continuing education credit hours may be awarded to graduate-level counselors or students enrolled in a graduate-level mental health program. If you do not qualify for continuing education credit hours and would like to receive a certificate of completion for this course please contact the Institute directly.

Cost: $65 USD

*All proceeds from this course will be donated to the Synergetic Play Therapy Foundation and will go toward future scholarships and the Foundation itself. Registrations for this course are handled by the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute.

The Synergetic Play Therapy Foundation, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to helping make play therapy trainings accessible and affordable to clinicians worldwide, as well as to fund research initiatives in Synergetic Play Therapy. Discover ways to donate to scholarship funds and current research projects by visiting the Synergetic Play Therapy Foundation website.

Presenter: Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Refund Policy: Fees are non-refundable, but are transferable to other courses. You will not receive CE credit hours for this course should you choose to transfer your enrollment to another course. Please contact the Institute should you have any questions or concerns. 


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