Aug
19
Sat
Legal and Ethical Issues in Play Therapy Supervision @ Play Therapy Institute of Colorado
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Understanding the practical aspects of supervision helps develop clarity in complex systems. We will review legal issues, paperwork right, disclosure statements and confidentiality. The application of this to case studies will help apply this learning in an experiential way.

Cost $100. (3 CE Credits Contact)

Available LIVE or WEBINAR. 

Presented by Kathryn Clarke, LPC, RPT-S. Kathryn is a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor and Level II EMDR Practitioner, plus the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado’s Internship Coordinator and a Lead Teacher for Synergetic Play Therapy Intensive Trainings. 

This course meets APT requirements toward becoming a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor and RPT-S renewal. APT Approved Provider 09-264

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Aug
21
Mon
*FREE* “Lessons From the Playroom” Webinar Series – Working with Preteens and Teens in Play Therapy
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Play Therapy Institute of Colorado’s “Lessons From the Playroom” Webinar is a series of FREE, LIVE webinars designed to offer a larger piece of the little lessons kids teach us inside the playroom. This month’s topic is “Working with Preteens and Teens in Play Therapy.”

Log on to interact with Lisa Dion,  LPC, RPT-S for an hour of power, purpose, and perspective. Ask questions, join the discussion, and gain professional and personal insight. This course takes place LIVE, and will not be recorded for viewing at a later date.

Register now!

Aug
25
Fri
Play Therapy Summit @ Virtual
Aug 25 – Aug 28 all-day

The Play Therapy Summit is the FIRST EVER fully online virtual summit designed exclusively for play therapists. It features  20+ of the best psychotherapists in the world!

In this one of a kind event, graduate students will discover the tools they need to feel confident when working with children.  Newly licensed clinicians will get the tools they need on the job right now. Seasoned professionals will discover new tools for their play therapy toolbox from the presenters that they have always wanted to meet.
Sep
11
Mon
*FREE* “Lessons From the Playroom” Webinar Series
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Play Therapy Institute of Colorado’s “Lessons From the Playroom” Webinar is a series of FREE, LIVE webinars designed to offer a larger piece of the little lessons kids teach us inside the playroom.

Log on to interact with Lisa Dion,  LPC, RPT-S for an hour of power, purpose, and perspective. Ask questions, join the discussion, and gain professional and personal insight. This course takes place LIVE, and will not be recorded for viewing at a later date.

Register now!

Sep
15
Fri
Synergetic Play Therapy Certification Training – 3 Day Retreat (Boulder)
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm

Our three-day retreat kicks off our nine-month Synergetic Play Therapy certification experience.

“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.

Sep
29
Fri
Six-Day Intensive Synergetic Play Therapy Training
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm
Six-Day Intensive Synergetic Play Therapy Training

“Seldom have play therapists concentrated on lower brain symptomatology of hyperarousal, affective regulation or physical modulation of impulses. These are all symptoms characteristically suggestive of low brain disorganization (brainstem and diencephalon regions) and all common autonomic symptoms of severe trauma exposure,”Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of Psychological Trauma.

This training is based on “Synergetic Play Therapy,” a cutting-edge model of play therapy. We designed the course to introduce play therapists to pertinent information on brain development, the projective process, affect attunement attachment and nervous system regulation that impacts the children in the play therapy room. Specific attention will be given to interventions that are designed to repattern the disorganization in the lower brain centers, areas that are often unaddressed in many current play therapy models.

When therapists become centered, they can facilitate collaborative communication, thus creating a synergy between themselves and the child. “Such communication allows for the creation of brain connections that are vital for the development of a child’s capacity for self regulation,” says Mindsight Institute Executive Director, Dr. Dan Siegel, M.D.

Join one of our regularly-held, six-day intensive for Masters-level therapists, teachers and clinicians. Jump in and really experience the magic of Synergetic Play Therapy! Previous experience working with children and families is required. $500 deposit required. Course costs $1750. For availability and registration details, please contact the Institute at 720-458-9597, or email info@playtherapycolorado.com. Learn more about the course by clicking here.

2017 Dates: 

  • September 29-October 1 & October 6-8
  • November 3-5 & 10-12

Prerequisite Training

  • Participants should have completed or be enrolled in a Master’s Degree program in counseling, social work or education.
  • Previous experience working with children and families is also required.

Training Objectives

  • Be able to facilitate the broadening of a child’s emotional window of tolerance and self-regulation by utilizing mindfulness and self-awareness in the playroom.
  • Understand how the therapist’s authenticity and attunement supports the attachment process in play therapy.
  • Understand ways that a play therapist can model to the child ways to regulate himself in a play therapy session.
  • Understand the neuroscience behind identifying a child’s state of dys-regulation and how the child uses play therapy to re-pattern his nervous system.

Training Methods

This Play Therapy Training Program is limited to four people to permit extensive skill practice with individualized coaching and feedback. Each participant will be paired with a child client, with whom they will work every day during the training under direct supervision as part of a therapeutic observation team.

Participants will be required to:

  • Attend all six days of the training–49 hours total
  • Complete eight videotaped play therapy experiences with client
  • Review all eight videotaped play therapy experiences with instructor
  • Observe a minimum of 12 play therapy experiences with other intensive participants
  • Attend all didactic and play therapy instruction sessions
  • Attend and participate in daily group supervision
  • Communicate with the child client’s parents/guardians daily
  • Complete all required paperwork- intake, treatment plan, case notes, termination, etc.

“It gave me purpose to my work with children. The intensive empowered me to take my practice to a higher level authentically and trust in the process.” ~ Debra Fisher

APT Approved Provider 09-264.

 

Sep
30
Sat
Synergetic Play Therapy Certification Training – 3 Day Retreat (Vancouver)
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm

Our three-day retreat kicks off our nine-month Synergetic Play Therapy certification experience.

“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.

Oct
9
Mon
*FREE* “Lessons From the Playroom” Webinar Series
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Play Therapy Institute of Colorado’s “Lessons From the Playroom” Webinar is a series of FREE, LIVE webinars designed to offer a larger piece of the little lessons kids teach us inside the playroom.

Log on to interact with Lisa Dion,  LPC, RPT-S for an hour of power, purpose, and perspective. Ask questions, join the discussion, and gain professional and personal insight. This course takes place LIVE, and will not be recorded for viewing at a later date.

Register now!

Oct
10
Tue
34th Annual Association for Play Therapy Conference in Minnesota
Oct 10 – Oct 15 all-day

The Play Therapy Institute of Colorado – Home of Synergetic Play Therapy will have a presence at the 34th Annual APT International Conference in Minneapolis, MN. The event welcomes more than 900 counselors, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals from October 10-15. Visit the APT for more information. And don’t forget to register by September 15th for a discount!

 

 

Oct
15
Sun
Aggression and Death in the Playroom: A Neurobiological Approach to Integrating Extremes in Play Therapy APT Conference Workshop @ Marriott City Center
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come explore sword fighting, gun play and death play from a neuroscience and brain-based perspective. Learn how to work with the intensity
of aggression and death play without causing your own nervous system to shut down.