Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Spring 2019

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 50-minute consultations with an SPT Supervisor/Consultant to help you integrate what you are learning. 

*For class details and objectives, please see below.


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Intro Objectives by class:

Class 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

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 – 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

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 – 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

Course Details:

When: February 19th, 2019 – July 19th, 2019

Where: Learn from anywhere! No commute required!

Credits: Total 24 CE credits* (9 Contact and 15 Non-Direct Contact)

Cost: Student $825.00 | Professional $975.00 (If you would like to make monthly payments, please click here)

Important Class Dates:
  • February 19th, 2019: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2 p.m. MST)  & 1st video course released
  • March 22nd, 2019:  2nd video course released
  • April 26th, 2019:  3rd video course released
  • May 24th, 2019: One-hour LIVE Webinar (2 p.m. MST) & 4th video course released
  • June 21st, 2019:  5th video course released
  • July 2nd, 2019:  One-hour LIVE Webinar (2 p.m. MST)
  • July 19th, 2019:  6th/final video course released 

*Play Therapy Institute of Colorado, APT Approved Provider 09-264


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