This class is open to mental health professionals only.
In this video interview, Lisa Dion explains the principles of Synergetic Play Therapy and how that relates to aggression in the playroom. Lisa explains the neuroscience behind aggression as a symptom of dysregulation in the nervous system and provides practical tips for clinicians on how to facilitate the expression of aggression. She provides ways for clinicians to remain regulated during intense play sessions to prevent compassion fatigue. And, she provides concrete examples of how to improve the quality of aggression play in sword fights.
Managing Aggression in the Playroom Using Synergetic Play Therapy objectives:
- Participants will understand the basic concept of Synergetic Play Therapy and how it addresses aggression in a play therapy setting
- Participants will understand why aggression is present in play therapy sessions and the neuroscience behind aggression as a symptom of dysregulation in the nervous system
- Participants will learn ways the therapist can respond during aggressive play that can facilitate growth in the child while also preventing compassion fatigue in the therapist
- Participants will gain practical skills for interacting with children during aggression play, like sword fighting, to maximize treatment goals
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