Congratulations 2023-2024 SPT Certified Graduates!

Welcome to the SPT Certified Community!

Welcome to the SPT Certified Community!

Audio

Community Forum

Credential Renewal

Circle of Support

Handouts

Provider Directory

Research

Live Webinars

SPT Foundation

Synergetic Education Institute

Video Library

Yoga & Mindfulness

Audio

Community Forum

Credential Renewal

Circle of Support

Handouts

Provider Directory

Research

Live Webinars

SPT Foundation

Synergetic Education Institute

Video Library

Yoga & Mindfulness

We are so glad you are here!

It feels so good to have our entire Certified SPT Community arrive and settle in together in one place! We hope you find what you need as you navigate this space. Reach out to engagement@synergeticplaytherapy.com with any questions you may have about the Membership, Recertification, etc. We are here for you!

As a graduate of the SPT Certification program, you are such a valuable part of our SPT Certified Community and we are delighted to share this space with you! We held you in heart and mind as we brought this vision to life. Our intention has been to create a central gathering place for all Certified SPTers to land, connect, and access everything related to being a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist or Certified Synergetic Play Provider. Our hope is to streamline communication, provide easy access to information pertinent to your ongoing SPT journey and enhance connection within our amazing growing community. Take a look around and please reach out with any questions or feedback. ENJOY!

This is your Certified Community Site where you can find upcoming events, exclusive offerings and content and much more! Access to the Certified Community is free and for anyone who completed the SPT Certification Program, regardless of your certification status. If you need to recertify or have questions about the recertification process, please contact the institute at info@synergeticplaytherapy.com.

Whether you renew your SPT Credential or not, this is the place where you can keep coming back to for community, resources and the latest SPTI news, events and trainings!

This Month’s Featured Video

Every month, Lisa creates a special video just for the SPT Certified Community. These videos cannot be found anywhere else other than through this platform. They feature topics that are a review of content from the certification program as well as more advanced topics or things to think about. Make sure you check back at the beginning of each month to watch these exclusive videos.

If you want to look back at videos Lisa has created exclusively for the SPT Certified Community, check out the Community Video Library.

Announcements

Check back weekly for the latest information on upcoming exciting events, latest developments with SPT, information on upcoming courses and programs, and important information for SPT providers and therapists to know!

Have you heard? Lisa has co-written a chapter in the new book, “Polyvagal Power in the Playroom

by Paris Goodyear-Brown and Lorri Yasenik

When Paris Goodyear-Brown and Lorri Yasenik reach out to ask if you’d co-write a chapter with the amazing David Crenshaw on Polyvagal Theory and Play Therapy with Children Who Exhibit Aggression, you say, “yes!”

Thank you so much for asking me to be a contributing author and an extra special thank you to my friend and colleague, David Crenshaw- working with you was such an honor. Your heart for children’s healing is beyond words. And thank you to all of the other authors for putting together such a beautiful book for play therapists.

Now play therapists, go to amazon and check this book out.

-Lisa

Exciting Opportunity to Work at SPTI: Position Opening for Lead Program Consultant

The Lead Program Consultant’s primary task is to serve as the administrative lead for all of the SPT consultants participating in the Externship Program, Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Program, and the Synergetic Play Therapy Certification Program.

The Lead Program Consultant will play a pivotal role in providing assistance, guidance, and resources to all consultants involved in our programs, ensuring their success and the seamless operation of the SPTI’s initiatives. This role will require an individual capable of developing teams, nurturing consultants and their students, and cultivating a culture of growth and reflection.

If you would love to be a part of the Lead Team at the SPTI and be an integral part of its growth, you are encouraged to review the job description here and send your resume/CV with a brief statement (150-200 words) about what interests you in this role to operations@syneregticplaytherapy.com by No LATER than May 21, 2024.

Let’s Celebrate Our 2023-2024 Synergetic Play Therapy Certification Graduates!

Congratulations to the remarkable graduates of our 2023-2024 Synergetic Play Therapy Certification Program!

We have 98 students in this cohort joining 533 others from 25 countries!

Your dedication, passion, and hard work have propelled you to this momentous achievement. Through challenges and triumphs, you’ve shown resilience and a commitment to excellence that truly sets you apart. As you embark on this new chapter, equipped with newfound skills and knowledge, remember to continue embracing curiosity, seizing opportunities, and living authentically! The journey doesn’t end here; it’s just the beginning of an exciting adventure filled with endless possibilities. We’re incredibly proud of each and every one of you. Here’s to your success, growth, and the impact of the work you do! We are so grateful for you.

Upcoming LIVE Webinar: Understanding the Psychology of Fear with Lisa!

  • What: In this transformative workshop, you will learn how to navigate and overcome these fears, giving you ways to break free from the paralyzing grip they can have when pursuing your highest goals or ambitions, and also with just moving through your daily life. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the neurobiology of fear, including the role of the amygdala in fear processing – a game changer when supporting your clients to work through their fears or gaining traction toward your personal or professional goals.
  • When: May 22, 2024, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Mountain Time (Denver MT)
    • If you are attending live, select the “Live Event” option from the dropdown menu below.
    • If you are unable to attend live, select the “Home Study” option from the dropdown menu below. (Must be completed within 7 days following the live event)
  • Where: Online, via Zoom. Learn from wherever you are!

Cost: $65 USD, Registration Closes May 21, 2024, at 12pm Mountain Time (Denver)

Register Here

Mark your calendars for May’s membership offerings:

May 6th at 4:00 pm: Live Webinar with Lisa– Bring a Case to Track on the Therapeutic Stages

May 15th 6:00 pm: Circle of Support with Kim- Join us as we gather in community and hold sacred space for connecting with ourselves and each other. This is a time to pause, to anchor in, to share and to be witnessed. It is an hour to resource your body, heart, and mind. Please bring: Journal and pen, a candle, and whatever would feel nourishing to you.

May 22nd at 9:30 am: Yoga + Mindfulness with Lauren- Classes are exploratory in nature and encourage giving yourself permission to feel into your inner world through the practices of slow flow, pause, rhythmic and repetitive movement, and breathwork. Lauren provides the freedom to move at your own pace, range of motion, and engage in the modifications that resonate with your body and emotions.What to Bring: You are welcome to use a yoga mat or a towel, but neither are necessary, and you are encouraged to wear whatever clothing feels comfortable to you.

May 29th at 10:00 am: Circle of Support with Mary- Step into a space of compassion and understanding with Mary as she guides us through another empowering Circle of Support session. Let’s cultivate resilience and find strength in our shared experiences.

*All times are listed in Mountain Time, Denver (Use a Time Conversion tool to find out when it starts in your area)

April 29, 2024

Reminder! Make-up webinar happening today from 2:00-3:00 PM (MST)

Birth Trauma & Trauma Bonds with Lisa

Join Lisa for a conversation focused on the profound impact of birth trauma and trauma bonds on children’s development, and its implications on emotional regulation, attachment, and behavior. Lisa will also share insights on working with both parent and child entangled in trauma bonds, not only following birth trauma but also extending to other significant traumas. Let’s navigate the challenges and complexities that can often show up in the therapeutic process and explore ways to support our clients with deeper healing.

April 23, 2024

Aloha! Registration Closing May 21, 2024!

Join us for the Advanced Self Mastery Program, taking place from June 26th to June 29th, 2024 at the stunning Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Waikoloa, Hawaii. As a reminder (or if you haven’t yet joined us), this advanced program is not your typical experience — it’s a unique and enriching personal development retreat designed to support you in your ongoing journey and deepen your understanding of yourself.

And you might be wondering, why Hawaii? … While it offers a perfect blend of enriching experiences and relaxation … and one you can enjoy solo or with your loved ones … the selection of this location was very intentional … Why? … Hawaii bridges our Australia/Asia and North America students (our largest student cohorts at this time) and offers the opportunity to bring the global Certified SPT community together! We couldn’t be more excited!

If you’re a member of the SPT Community Membership, you get at $50 discount!

Register Here!

FREE 1-HOUR WEBINAR

Harnessing the Power of “Shoulds” & Negative Self-Talk

Join Lisa Dion on April 17th, 2024, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM Mountain Time (Denver) for a FREE webinar as she uncovers the complex interplay of factors that contribute to the formation of “shoulds” and, most importantly, the unique role they play in our psychology.

Register Here

Exciting April Course Lineup!

Dear Community,

Get ready to elevate your journey towards self-discovery and learning with our captivating courses lined up for this month!

April 3rd, 6 PM: Circle of Support with Kim Join us for an evening of connection and empowerment as Kim leads our Circle of Support session. Let’s come together, share our stories, and uplift one another in a safe and nurturing environment.

April 8th, 2 PM: Live Webinar – Deepening the Relationship with Our Bodies with Guest Teacher Lauren Porter Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery with esteemed guest teacher, Lauren Porter. Explore techniques and insights to deepen your connection with your body, fostering a greater sense of harmony and self-awareness.

April 17th, 10 AM: Circle of Support with Mary Step into a space of compassion and understanding with Mary as she guides us through another empowering Circle of Support session. Let’s cultivate resilience and find strength in our shared experiences.

April 24th, 5 PM: Yoga + Mindfulness Indulge in an evening of relaxation and rejuvenation with our Yoga + Mindfulness session. Unwind your body and calm your mind as you immerse yourself in a blend of gentle yoga poses and mindfulness practices.

April 29th, 2 PM: Live Webinar – Birth Trauma and Trauma Bonds (make-up webinar from March)

*All times are listed in Mountain Time, Denver (Use a Time Conversion tool to find out when it starts in your area)

Join us for the Advanced Self Mastery program, taking place from June 26th to June 29th, 2024 at the stunning Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Waikoloa, Hawaii. As a reminder (or if you haven’t yet joined us), this advanced program is not your typical experience — it’s a unique and enriching personal development retreat designed to support you in your ongoing journey and deepen your understanding of yourself. 

And you might be wondering, why Hawaii? … While it offers a perfect blend of enriching experiences and relaxation … and one you can enjoy solo or with your loved ones … the selection of this location was very intentional … Why? … Hawaii bridges our Australia/Asia and North America students (our largest student cohorts at this time) and offers the opportunity to bring the global Certified SPT community together! We couldn’t be more excited!

If you’re a member of the SPT Community Membership, check your email for your exclusive member discount code, go to your membership page, or email us to get it before you register. 

We are so glad you are here!

It feels so good to have our entire Certified SPT Community arrive and settle in together in one place! We hope you find what you need as you navigate this space. Reach out to engagement@synergeticplaytherapy.com with any questions you may have about the Membership, Recertification, etc. We are here for you!

As a graduate of the SPT Certification program, you are such a valuable part of our SPT Certified Community and we are delighted to share this space with you! We held you in heart and mind as we brought this vision to life. Our intention has been to create a central gathering place for all Certified SPTers to land, connect, and access everything related to being a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist or Certified Synergetic Play Provider. Our hope is to streamline communication, provide easy access to information pertinent to your ongoing SPT journey and enhance connection within our amazing growing community. Take a look around and please reach out with any questions or feedback. ENJOY!

This is your Certified Community Site where you can find upcoming events, exclusive offerings and content and much more! Access to the Certified Community is free and for anyone who completed the SPT Certification Program, regardless of your certification status. If you need to recertify or have questions about the recertification process, please contact the institute at info@synergeticplaytherapy.com.

Whether you renew your SPT Credential or not, this is the place you can keep coming back to for community, resources and the latest SPTI news and trainings!

This Month’s Featured Video

Every month, Lisa creates a special video just for the SPT Certified Community. These videos cannot be found anywhere else other than through this platform. They feature topics that are a review of content from the certification program as well as more advanced topics or things to think about. Make sure you check back at the beginning of each month to watch these exclusive videos.

If you want to look back at videos Lisa has created exclusively for the SPT Certified Community, check out the Community Video Library.

Announcements

Check back weekly for the latest information on upcoming exciting events, latest developments with SPT, information on upcoming courses and programs, and important information for SPT providers and therapists to know!

Have you heard? Lisa has co-written a chapter in the new book, “Polyvagal Power in the Playroom

by Paris Goodyear-Brown and Lorri Yasenik

When Paris Goodyear-Brown and Lorri Yasenik reach out to ask if you’d co-write a chapter with the amazing David Crenshaw on Polyvagal Theory and Play Therapy with Children Who Exhibit Aggression, you say, “yes!”

Thank you so much for asking me to be a contributing author and an extra special thank you to my friend and colleague, David Crenshaw- working with you was such an honor. Your heart for children’s healing is beyond words. And thank you to all of the other authors for putting together such a beautiful book for play therapists.

Now play therapists, go to amazon and check this book out.

-Lisa

Exciting Opportunity to Work at SPTI: Position Opening for Lead Program Consultant

The Lead Program Consultant’s primary task is to serve as the administrative lead for all of the SPT consultants participating in the Externship Program, Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Program, and the Synergetic Play Therapy Certification Program.

The Lead Program Consultant will play a pivotal role in providing assistance, guidance, and resources to all consultants involved in our programs, ensuring their success and the seamless operation of the SPTI’s initiatives. This role will require an individual capable of developing teams, nurturing consultants and their students, and cultivating a culture of growth and reflection.

If you would love to be a part of the Lead Team at the SPTI and be an integral part of its growth, you are encouraged to review the job description here and send your resume/CV with a brief statement (150-200 words) about what interests you in this role to operations@syneregticplaytherapy.com by No LATER than May 21, 2024.

Let’s Celebrate Our 2023-2024 Synergetic Play Therapy Certification Graduates!

Congratulations to the remarkable graduates of our 2023-2024 Synergetic Play Therapy Certification Program!

We have 98 students in this cohort joining 533 others from 25 countries!

Your dedication, passion, and hard work have propelled you to this momentous achievement. Through challenges and triumphs, you’ve shown resilience and a commitment to excellence that truly sets you apart. As you embark on this new chapter, equipped with newfound skills and knowledge, remember to continue embracing curiosity, seizing opportunities, and living authentically! The journey doesn’t end here; it’s just the beginning of an exciting adventure filled with endless possibilities. We’re incredibly proud of each and every one of you. Here’s to your success, growth, and the impact of the work you do! We are so grateful for you.

Upcoming LIVE Webinar: Understanding the Psychology of Fear with Lisa!

  • What: In this transformative workshop, you will learn how to navigate and overcome these fears, giving you ways to break free from the paralyzing grip they can have when pursuing your highest goals or ambitions, and also with just moving through your daily life. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the neurobiology of fear, including the role of the amygdala in fear processing – a game changer when supporting your clients to work through their fears or gaining traction toward your personal or professional goals.
  • When: May 22, 2024, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Mountain Time (Denver MT)
    • If you are attending live, select the “Live Event” option from the dropdown menu below.
    • If you are unable to attend live, select the “Home Study” option from the dropdown menu below. (Must be completed within 7 days following the live event)
  • Where: Online, via Zoom. Learn from wherever you are!

Cost: $65 USD, Registration Closes May 21, 2024, at 12pm Mountain Time (Denver)

Register Here

Mark your calendars for May’s membership offerings:

May 6th at 4:00 pm: Live Webinar with Lisa– Bring a Case to Track on the Therapeutic Stages

May 15th 6:00 pm: Circle of Support with Kim- Join us as we gather in community and hold sacred space for connecting with ourselves and each other. This is a time to pause, to anchor in, to share and to be witnessed. It is an hour to resource your body, heart, and mind. Please bring: Journal and pen, a candle, and whatever would feel nourishing to you.

May 22nd at 9:30 am: Yoga + Mindfulness with Lauren- Classes are exploratory in nature and encourage giving yourself permission to feel into your inner world through the practices of slow flow, pause, rhythmic and repetitive movement, and breathwork. Lauren provides the freedom to move at your own pace, range of motion, and engage in the modifications that resonate with your body and emotions.What to Bring: You are welcome to use a yoga mat or a towel, but neither are necessary, and you are encouraged to wear whatever clothing feels comfortable to you.

May 29th at 10:00 am: Circle of Support with Mary- Step into a space of compassion and understanding with Mary as she guides us through another empowering Circle of Support session. Let’s cultivate resilience and find strength in our shared experiences.

*All times are listed in Mountain Time, Denver (Use a Time Conversion tool to find out when it starts in your area)

April 29, 2024

Reminder! Make-up webinar happening today from 2:00-3:00 PM (MST)

Birth Trauma & Trauma Bonds with Lisa

Join Lisa for a conversation focused on the profound impact of birth trauma and trauma bonds on children’s development, and its implications on emotional regulation, attachment, and behavior. Lisa will also share insights on working with both parent and child entangled in trauma bonds, not only following birth trauma but also extending to other significant traumas. Let’s navigate the challenges and complexities that can often show up in the therapeutic process and explore ways to support our clients with deeper healing.

April 23, 2024

Aloha! Registration Closing May 21, 2024!

Join us for the Advanced Self Mastery Program, taking place from June 26th to June 29th, 2024 at the stunning Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Waikoloa, Hawaii. As a reminder (or if you haven’t yet joined us), this advanced program is not your typical experience — it’s a unique and enriching personal development retreat designed to support you in your ongoing journey and deepen your understanding of yourself.

And you might be wondering, why Hawaii? … While it offers a perfect blend of enriching experiences and relaxation … and one you can enjoy solo or with your loved ones … the selection of this location was very intentional … Why? … Hawaii bridges our Australia/Asia and North America students (our largest student cohorts at this time) and offers the opportunity to bring the global Certified SPT community together! We couldn’t be more excited!

If you’re a member of the SPT Community Membership, you get at $50 discount!

Register Here!

FREE 1-HOUR WEBINAR

Harnessing the Power of “Shoulds” & Negative Self-Talk

Join Lisa Dion on April 17th, 2024, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM Mountain Time (Denver) for a FREE webinar as she uncovers the complex interplay of factors that contribute to the formation of “shoulds” and, most importantly, the unique role they play in our psychology.

Register Here

Exciting April Course Lineup!

Dear Community,

Get ready to elevate your journey towards self-discovery and learning with our captivating courses lined up for this month!

April 3rd, 6 PM: Circle of Support with Kim Join us for an evening of connection and empowerment as Kim leads our Circle of Support session. Let’s come together, share our stories, and uplift one another in a safe and nurturing environment.

April 8th, 2 PM: Live Webinar – Deepening the Relationship with Our Bodies with Guest Teacher Lauren Porter Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery with esteemed guest teacher, Lauren Porter. Explore techniques and insights to deepen your connection with your body, fostering a greater sense of harmony and self-awareness.

April 17th, 10 AM: Circle of Support with Mary Step into a space of compassion and understanding with Mary as she guides us through another empowering Circle of Support session. Let’s cultivate resilience and find strength in our shared experiences.

April 24th, 5 PM: Yoga + Mindfulness Indulge in an evening of relaxation and rejuvenation with our Yoga + Mindfulness session. Unwind your body and calm your mind as you immerse yourself in a blend of gentle yoga poses and mindfulness practices.

April 29th, 2 PM: Live Webinar – Birth Trauma and Trauma Bonds (make-up webinar from March)

*All times are listed in Mountain Time, Denver (Use a Time Conversion tool to find out when it starts in your area)

Join us for the Advanced Self Mastery program, taking place from June 26th to June 29th, 2024 at the stunning Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Waikoloa, Hawaii. As a reminder (or if you haven’t yet joined us), this advanced program is not your typical experience — it’s a unique and enriching personal development retreat designed to support you in your ongoing journey and deepen your understanding of yourself. 

And you might be wondering, why Hawaii? … While it offers a perfect blend of enriching experiences and relaxation … and one you can enjoy solo or with your loved ones … the selection of this location was very intentional … Why? … Hawaii bridges our Australia/Asia and North America students (our largest student cohorts at this time) and offers the opportunity to bring the global Certified SPT community together! We couldn’t be more excited!

If you’re a member of the SPT Community Membership, check your email for your exclusive member discount code, go to your membership page, or email us to get it before you register.