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“Lisa Dion has created a training program that both increases the efficacy of play therapy and also leads therapists on a journey of authenticity.” -Andrew Rose, LPC

What You Will Learn… Participants will gain a greater understanding and KNOWING of the below-listed topics in Synergetic Play Therapy, as well as an in-depth look at the neuroscience and research behind the model. We ask therapists to go within to further ask the question, “Who am I?” The goal during these nine months is for therapists to bring forth their authentic selves, with the understanding that, as the authentic self emerges, therapists can increase their capacity to facilitate deeper and more complex processes within the child. Therapists will also learn more of the details of the application of SPT and develop a greater understanding about why we do what we do in the playroom. And they will have the opportunity to fine tune their skills. Subjects that will be covered include:

Subjects that will be covered include:

* Awareness, Mindfulness and Attention * Attunement and Transitions * Mirror Neurons and Neurobiology * Regression and Nonverbal states * Attachment Processes and Biology of the Nervous System * Working with Parents * Adoption, Sensory and Trauma * Biology of Emotions* Windows of Tolerance * Narratives and Perception * Working with families and groups * Working with pre-teens and teens * Goodbyes and Endings * Non-directive versus Directive * How to explain Synergetic Play Therapy * Charting cases and understanding the child’s process *

Participants will also participate in individual supervision each month. Video observations, additional assignments, and readings will also be required in order to maximize learning and integration of the material.

What You Get!

“Lisa has taught me to be a whole person-mind, body and spirit. I experience a deeper level of connection and trust than ever before with myself, my clients and in my personal relationships. I contribute much of that to the work I have done with Lisa! Thank you, Lisa!” -Jordan Yost, MA

The best part of this training is what happens to YOU! We designed this program to not only help you learn how to facilitate your child client’s healing, but also to awaken your authentic self and show you how to access the truth inside of you! (Priceless!)

Plus, get *FREE* Access to the Certified Synergetic Play Therapy Membership Site. In addition to the classes, retreats, and supervision you will have nine months of access to the exclusive Certified SPT Membership Site—a value of $1,000+! You’ll be able to watch 40+ training videos designed specifically for advanced students and participate in an extra monthly webinar with Lisa to discuss additional advanced topics. You’ll have access to archived recordings of past advanced webinars, weekly blog posts, and podcasts, plus discounts on other Play Therapy Institute of Colorado classes. Best of all, you’ll be a part of the worldwide Synergetic Play Therapy community.

OK I want to apply! What next? If you’re interested in participating in this one-of-a-kind training program and have completed either the Intro to SPT course or attended a six-day SPT Intensive, please submit a one-page letter answering the questions in the “How to Apply” section in the tabs at the bottom of the page.

How do I become Certified? Check out the tab at the bottom of the page to see the prerequisites you need to become a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist.

Don’t feel ready yet? Not a problem. Sometimes we just need another year to get comfortable and practice before diving into a more advanced skill set. If this is the case, you are invited to have ongoing supervision for a year and apply the following year.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado!

APT Approved Provider 09-264.