Designed by play therapists, this professional development class assists teachers, early-childhood educators, and caregivers in learning how to support the nurturing of social-emotional development in a group and classroom setting. We introduce teachers and early childhood educators to a fresh perspective on why children are feeling and acting the way they are. You’ll have many “A-ha” moments as we explore the relationship between brain development, perception, nervous system regulation and their impact on a child as an individual and in a group.

Understanding Children’s Moods and Behaviors: A Neurobiological Perspective objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify how the brain processes information, activates the different states of the nervous system and the impact this has on childrens’ behaviors
  • Participants will understand the role they play in teaching children self-regulation
  • Participants will learn how the environment contributes to a child’s ability to self-regulate



What:  A video course to watch at your convenience (within 30 days from time of purchase).  At the end of the course, you will take a short quiz and print out your certificate. You must pass with an 80% or higher.

Credit Hours: This class meets the 3 clock hour requirement for social-emotional development from Colorado Shines

Cost: $45 Professionals | $30 School Rate for Five or More People (please call the Institute at 720-458-9597 for the code to register for the School Rate)

Instructor: Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Lisa Dion, MA, LPC, RPT-S is a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, Certified Gestalt Therapist, Level II EMDR Practitioner, Parent Educator and Certified Demartini Method™ Facilitator. She is an international teacher, creator of “Synergetic Play Therapy”, clinical supervisor for various play therapy internship sites across Colorado, and is the founder and director of the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado.

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

Audio, Webinar and Video Refund Policy: 

Fees are non-refundable, but are transferable to other courses. If you are dissatisfied with the course you have signed up for, you may request a transfer of funds to another course or book study. You may do this by writing a one-page paper outlining what you learned in the course you signed up for and what specifically it was about the course that was not satisfactory. You will not receive CE credits for the original course you signed up for.

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Pricing Options

Student Pricing: $45, Professional Pricing $60