Transforming The Lives Of Children and Professionals WorldWide

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Welcome to the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado

A uniquely inspired team of therapists and teachers, we are dedicated to working with and transforming the lives of families and professionals. Our institute provides children, parents and entire families with progressive therapies that go right to the heart of their struggles to heal from the inside out. We also provide social and emotional education and awareness to our community of teachers, parents and organizations. We offer play therapy for kids, parent support, teacher education and support and Therapist Training.

Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy

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Due to significant demand, we decided to take this one-of-a-kind course online, so you can access it from anywhere. Not only will you still get individualized consultation, but you'll also explore what exactly is happening in the play therapy process, how change happens and ultimately what it takes to help children heal at profound levels. You will finish this course understanding how the "magic" happens in the playroom. Click here to learn more about the course when the next one begins!

"Lessons From the Playroom" Podcasts & Webinars

This February, PTIC Founder and Creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, Lisa Dion, launched a FREE, bi-monthly podcast called, "Lessons from the Playroom," where she teaches you practical ways to transform both you and the child clients you work with. Listen now!

Starting in July, the "Lessons from the Playroom" Monthly Webinar Series will begin.  For one hour a month, therapists and educators will get to interact LIVE with Lisa as she offer tips, guidance and teaches more of the little lessons that make a huge difference in the play therapy experience.


Learn from the Comfort of your own home! E-learning now available!

This year we also launched an easy-to-use E-Learning Platform, where therapists, educators and other caregivers can take online video and audio courses, along with our book studies, for continuing education credits. Check it out! And stay tuned as we will continue to add more and more courses.

You Are In Good Hands...

We're proud of Lisa Dion and the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado -- Home of Synergetic Play Therapy for being awarded the 2015 "Professional Education and Training Award of Excellence" by the Association for Play Therapy!

It is part of our vision to help educate and elevate the standards of treatment for children and families worldwide. We are an Approved Provider for Continuing Education by the Association for Play Therapy.  APT Approved Provider 09-264.

Home of Synergetic Play Therapy™

Synergetic Play Therapy™ (SPT) is a cutting-edge model of play therapy designed to re-pattern the disorganization in the lower brain centers, areas that are often unaddressed in many current play therapy models. It's the first research-based play therapy model to blend together neuroscience, attachment to self, therapist authenticity, brain development, affect attunement, physics, emotional congruence, nervous system regulation, the projective process and more, to get to the heart of the healing process for children. When a therapist becomes centered, she can facilitate collaborative communication, thus creating a synergy between herself and the child. Learn more.

Hear What Some Parents Are Saying...

"As a parent, I really appreciate the compassionate guidance, as well as the supportive environment to facilitate conscious recognition of behavioral issues and the ability to make better choices."

Anna D.

"We were given a window into how our son was processing being overstimulated and watched as he progressively learned how to re-regulate himself."

James V.

And Now What Professionals Are Saying...

"I feel absolutely capable in Synergetic Play Therapy and am excited to bring this into my practice... and I'm passionate about learning more."

Jody C., Play Therapist

"I got so much out of this intensive – a greater sense of self and deeper awarenes of my experience, including bodily sensations, emotions and, most notably, how I am affected by my environment and letting that all in. It is an inspiration to be at the forefront of something amazing! I am so excited to have experienced such profound transformation in such a short amount of time and to now be able to go out and share this with others. Thank you."

Chandra L., Play Therapist

"PTIC came to Tennyson Center for Children and provided a comprehensive, two-day training for more than 20 of our Day Treatment, Residential and In-Home therapists. Collectively, our therapists felt that the training was the perfect balance of theory, skill modeling and skill practice. Most of our clinical staff wished they could have extended the training for additional days because they felt they were learning so much. Lisa was a dynamic speaker with an expertise that fit perfectly with our client population of children and adolescents who have experienced abuse and neglect. Our therapists felt more confident and competent in play therapy after only two days of training."

Clinical Supervisor, Tennyson Center for Children

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