Synergetic Play Therapy Certification

Synergetic Play Therapy launches you on a personal journey towards discovering what showing up in the playroom truly means. Certification takes this journey one step further. Authenticity, congruency, attunement, camaraderie – this program helps therapists look even deeper while cultivating community and a connection to clients (and each other!). Embark on a revolutionary experience filled with magical, memorable moments! Learn to love YOU and support your child cilents as they learn the same. Gain confidence, hone skills, and transform your practice and yourself.

Please note: in order to participate in this program, you must have access to working with children.

Synergetic Play Therapy Pre-Requisites (must complete one of the following and their corresponding prerequisites):

  • Attendance at Six-Day Synergetic Play Therapy™ Intensive Training with post supervision
  • Internship or Externship focused on Synergetic Play Therapy
  • Attendance at six-month Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Class with post supervision

Synergetic Play Therapy Certification Objectives:

  • Understand how SPT supports the child in changing his perceptions of the perceived challenging events and thoughts in his life
  • Understand how attunement between therapist and child is essential in order to heal disorganization in the lower brain stem and re-pattern their nervous system in the play therapy process
  • Understand how a play therapist can model self-regulation to the child during a play therapy session
  • Understand how the play therapist’s ability to use mindfulness to be congruent and authentic in her language and non-verbal signals allows the child to feel safe in the relationship and engage in “mindsight” during the play therapy session
  • Be able to identify the different states of dys-regulation and their corresponding symptoms as they arise in the playroom
  • Understand how toys are used to help facilitate the relationship between the therapist and the child during a play therapy session
  • Understand how to support the child in getting in touch with her authentic self during the play therapy process
  • Understand how the synergy between the therapist’s authenticity, attunement, congruence, and nervous system regulation supports the child in learning how to attach to self, the cornerstone of all healing
  • Understand how the child projects his inner world onto the toys and therapist setting them up to experience his perception of what it feels like to be him during a play therapy session

If you are interested in participating in this one-of-a-kind training program, please click here for the application.  Applications for 2018 are currently closed. Applications for 2019-2020 will open next year.

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When: During the Certification Program, you will attend one three-day and one five-day Synergetic Play Therapy Training Retreat. (You may choose to attend the retreats in Boulder, Colorado; Vancouver, Canada; or Melbourne, Australia.) You will also participate in twice-monthly webinars with Lisa (1.5 hours each) and monthly one-hour individual supervision with a Certified Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor.

*2018-2019 Class Schedule: *

Three-Day Retreat (your choice of location):
Melbourne, Australia:  Aug. 8 -10th
Boulder, Colorado:   Aug. 24-26th
Vancouver, Canada:  Sept 22-24th

Five-Day Retreat (your choice of location):

Melbourne, Australia:  Dec 1-5th
Boulder, Colorado:  Jan 17-21st, 2019
Vancouver, Canada:  Jan 10-14th, 2019

Twice monthly *Webinar* Classes –  All classes occur LIVE via webinar on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-6:30 p.m./MST

September 12th, 2018
September 26th, 2018
October 10th, 2018
October 24th, 2018
November 7th, 2018
November 14th, 2018
February 6th, 2019, 2018
February 20th, 2019
March 6th, 2019
March 20th, 2019
April 3rd, 2019
April 17th, 2019
May 1st, 2019
May 15th, 2019

What: A months-long transformative process that involves a better understanding of Synergetic Play Therapy and yourself

Where: Boulder, Vancouver, or Melbourne

Credits: 80 plus APT CE Credits*

Cost: 4400.00 (9-15 month payment plans available. 4000.00 when paid in full. Money conversion rates apply for CAN and AUS), 500.00 US deposit required upon acceptance

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


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