Synergetic Play Therapy™ Supplemental Course (3 Months Owed)

The Synergetic Play Therapy™ Supplemental Course is open to those who have already completed a two-day training with Lisa Dion. It is an online course that supplements the information not received during the two-day training you’ve previously completed. It involves the review of key points as well as new information aimed at providing you with the missing pieces of the SPT puzzle.

Synergetic Play Therapy™ Supplemental Course Prerequisites:

  • Completion or enrollment in a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) program in counseling, social work, or education
  • Previous experience working with children and families
  • A basic understanding of play therapy and play therapy skills
  • Attendance and completion of a recent Lisa Dion two-day training

This course includes nine hours of recorded content and six consultations** with a Synergetic Play Therapy™ Supervisor/Consultant to help you integrate what you are learning.

This course allows you to go at your own pace: you’ll receive all the videos the day you sign up and you can learn as fast or as slow as you like. You can start consultations immediately. You are encouraged to begin consultations as quickly as possible.

Though this is independent study, consultations must be completed in a minimum of four months and the entire course must be completed in a maximum of six months from your sign up date.

New Topics Covered Include:

  • SPT Tenets
  • Assessing Emotional Age in Play Therapy
  • Tracking Progress in Play Therapy
  • Understanding Integration in Play Therapy
  • Types of Reflection in Play Therapy
  • Working with Parents in the Playroom
  • Attachment in Play Therapy
  • Sand and Art in the Playroom
  • And Much More!

Topics Reviewed Include:

  • The Nervous System in Play Therapy
  • The Four Threats of the Brain in Play Therapy
  • The Set-Up/The Offering in Play Therapy
  • Becoming an External Regulator in Play Therapy

**We offer consultation that fits your needs and schedule. You may opt for 30-minute or 50-minute consultations (50-minute is the recommended option).

*For class details and objectives, please see below.


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Synergetic Play Therapy™ Supplemental Course Objectives:

  • 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 an SPT Therapist accesses (their/his/her) authentic self and deepens the child’s therapeutic process
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 parents
  • 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
  • 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.

Course Details:

What: The online course includes nine hours of recorded content and six consultations with a Synergetic Play Therapy™ Supervisor/Consultant. It offers supplementation for those who have completed previous SPT training. Verification of this prior training is required.

When: Sign up and begin anytime within two months of completing your SPT training.

Where: Learn from anywhere! No commute required!

Credits: 12 Non-Contact Credits*

Cost: 3 months remain in the following payment plan: 

9 Month Payment Plan = $90.00 (USD) for course and six 50-minute consultations.

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.

*Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, APT Approved Provider 09-264

Refund Policy: Cancellations of this course once the participant begins will forfeit the payment of the course. However, payment can be applied towards a future Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Supplemental Course. If an emergency arises, please contact us to discuss.

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