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.

 

Oct
20
Fri
Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy 6 Month Course LAUNCH
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy 6 Month Course LAUNCH

The Online Introduction to
Synergetic Play Therapy Course
Oct 20th, 2017 – March 16th, 2018

Register Now!

 

“This training helped me build security, confidence and trust in what I am doing with children in the playroom.” -Brittany Redman, Therapist

Note: This is the first course in a six-part series. You cannot register for individual modules of this course. Our next Online Intro Course starts February 16th, 2018. Learn more about our Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy and other available courses at our e-learning site.

What You Will Learn… In this six-month course, therapists will explore the basic components of Synergetic Play Therapy™. This course takes cutting edge research in interpersonal neural anatomy, mindfulness, attachment theory, and brain development and then translates these findings into practical ways of working with children and parents. Special topics such as sand, art, trauma and aggressive play will also be covered from the perspective of nervous system regulation, attunement, attachment, mindfulness, and authenticity. Participants will also learn how to track the client’s changes for parents, teachers, agencies and themselves.  

How will this online course work?  The course runs six months and includes:

  • Three, one-hour LIVE webinars with Lisa Dion
  • Six 2.5-hour recorded video courses
  • Monthly 30-minute consultations with an SPT Supervisor/Consultant to help you integrate what you are learning

For more specifics about the course please click here.

Considerations for taking this course: This course requires a time commitment. All parts of the course must be completed for full credit. Participants will have two weeks to watch each video after its release and before they have their 30-minute consultation for the month. However, we suggest watching the videos within a few days of their release to maximize integration of the material. Please take this into consideration before registering so that you have a successful experience.

Dates:

  • October 20th, 2017, 11 a.m (MST): One-hour LIVE Webinar with Lisa Dion and release of the first video course
  • November 17th, 2017: Release of the second video course
  • December 15th, 2017:  Release of third video course
  • January 5th, 2018, 11 a.m. (MST): One-hour LIVE Webinar with Lisa
  • January 19th, 2018: Release of fourth video course
  • February 16th, 2018: Release of fifth video course
  • March 16th, 2018, 11 a.m. (MST): One-hour LIVE Webinar with Lisa and release of sixth and final video course

Cost

  • Pay per month: $140 x 6 = $840 USD (Student Rate)  $165 x 6 = $990 USD (Professional Rate)
  • Pay in full and save: $750.00 USD (Student Rate) $900.00 USD (Professional Rate)

Credits: Total 18 CE credit (3 Contact, 15 Non-Direct Contact)

 

Learn more about this class on our Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy page.

Registration closes on October 19, 2017.

APT Approved Provider 09-264.

Nov
17
Fri
Online Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy Course: Understanding Dys-regulation in the Nervous System in SPT
Nov 17 all-day
Online Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy Course: Understanding Dys-regulation in the Nervous System in SPT

The Online Introduction to
Synergetic Play Therapy Course
Six Month Series
Learn More Here

“This training helped me build security, confidence and trust in what I am doing with children in the playroom.” -Brittany Redman, Therapist

Note: This is the second class in a six-part series. You cannot register for individual modules of this course. Learn more about our next Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy and other available courses at our e-learning site. 

Understanding Dys-regulation in the Nervous System in SPT (Class 2 of 6)
This class you will get to begin the journey into the brain and nervous system states of dys-regulation.  You will begin to understand the child’s symptoms and behaviors from the lens of neuroscience.   You will also have the opportunity to explore these states through video watching and discussion, as well as begin to see how the therapist begins the process of helping the child integrate these states.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the link between nervous system states and the symptoms that show up in the playroom
  2. Understand the importance of regulation in the playroom
  3. Understand how the therapist can begin to model regulation to the child so that the child can begin to learn how to regulate.

 
The course: In this six-month online course, therapists will explore the basic components of Synergetic Play Therapy™. This course takes cutting edge research in interpersonal neural anatomy, mindfulness, attachment theory, and brain development and then translates these findings into practical ways of working with children and parents. Special topics such as sand, art, trauma and aggressive play will also be covered from the perspective of nervous system regulation, attunement, attachment, mindfulness, and authenticity. Participants will also learn how to track the client’s changes for parents, teachers, agencies and themselves.

Learn more about this class on our Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy page.

APT Approved Provider 09-264.

Dec
15
Fri
Online Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy Course: Understanding What Regulation Is and What It Isn’t in SPT
Dec 15 all-day
Online Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy Course: Understanding What Regulation Is and What It Isn't in SPT

The Online Introduction to
Synergetic Play Therapy Course
Six Month Series
Learn More Here

“This training helped me build security, confidence and trust in what I am doing with children in the playroom.” -Brittany Redman, Therapist

Note: This third class of a six month series. You cannot register for individual modules of this course. Learn more about our next Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy and other available courses at our e-learning site. 

Understanding What Regulation Is and What It Isn’t in SPT (Class 3 of 6)
We will continue to deepen our understanding of how the play therapy process works, how to help children integrate the dys-regulation in their nervous systems and more.   This class is a time for deeper integration and understanding before we move on to working with Parents!

Objectives:

  1. Understand what regulation is and isn’t according to Synergetic Play Therapy;
  2. Understand what it means to “overcome a challenge” in the play therapy process.

The course: In this six-month online course, therapists will explore the basic components of Synergetic Play Therapy™. This course takes cutting edge research in interpersonal neural anatomy, mindfulness, attachment theory, and brain development and then translates these findings into practical ways of working with children and parents. Special topics such as sand, art, trauma and aggressive play will also be covered from the perspective of nervous system regulation, attunement, attachment, mindfulness, and authenticity. Participants will also learn how to track the client’s changes for parents, teachers, agencies and themselves.

Learn more about this class on our Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy page.

APT Approved Provider 09-264.

Jan
5
Fri
Online Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy Course: Working with Parents LIVE Webinar
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy Course:  Working with Parents LIVE Webinar

The Online Introduction to
Synergetic Play Therapy Course
Six Month Series
Learn More Here

“This training helped me build security, confidence and trust in what I am doing with children in the playroom.” -Brittany Redman, Therapist

Note: This LIVE webinar is part of a six month series. You cannot register for individual modules of this course. Learn more about our next Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy and other available courses at our e-learning site. 

Working with Parents in Synergetic Play Therapy (LIVE Webinar 2 of 3 with Lisa Dion)
In this class we will talk about how to communicate with parents.  We will explore the intake process, translating the play to the parents, keeping parents engaged in the process and how to handle parents when they are in the sessions with their children.

Objectives:

  1. Understand what regulation is and isn’t according to Synergetic Play Therapy;
  2. Understand what it means to “overcome a challenge” in the play therapy process.

 

Learn more about this class on our Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy page.

APT Approved Provider 09-264.

Jan
13
Sat
Sand in Play Therapy @ Play Therapy Institute of Colorado
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sand in Play Therapy @ Play Therapy Institute of Colorado

Registration details coming soon!

Sand in Play Therapy is the first workshop in a two-day series of “Sand and Art in Play Therapy.” Sign up for one or both. These workshops unravel the mystery of sand and art in the play therapy room. We’ll explore the healing power of this modality in ways that will help you better facilitate your client’s process. Learn how to facilitate both non-directive (Synergetic) and directive (Gestalt) approaches. Available live or via webinar with a partner. This is an interactive, experiential class where two participants are needed for role playing the therapist and the client. So if you sign up for the webinar, both participants must register. If you sign up for the live class, we will partner you up with someone.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the difference between facilitating the use of sand in play therapy through directive and non-directive processes.
  2. Learn how to deepen a child’s process when they engage in the sand during a session.
  3. Understand the connection between how a child plays with sand and their nervous system.

APT Approved Provider 09-264.

Jan
19
Fri
Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Course: Working with Parents in SPT
Jan 19 all-day
Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy Course: Working with Parents in SPT

The Online Introduction to
Synergetic Play Therapy Course
Six Month Series
Learn More Here

“This training helped me build security, confidence and trust in what I am doing with children in the playroom.” -Brittany Redman, Therapist

Note: This fourth class of a six month series. You cannot register for individual modules of this course. Learn more about our next Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy and other available courses at our e-learning site. 

Working with Parents in Synergetic Play Therapy (Class 4 of 6)
In this class we will talk about how to communicate with parents.  We will explore the intake process, translating the play to the parents, keeping parents engaged in the process and how to handle parents when they are in the sessions with their children.

Objectives:

  1. Understand what regulation is and isn’t according to Synergetic Play Therapy;
  2. Understand what it means to “overcome a challenge” in the play therapy process.

 

The course: In this six-month online course, therapists will explore the basic components of Synergetic Play Therapy™. This course takes cutting edge research in interpersonal neural anatomy, mindfulness, attachment theory, and brain development and then translates these findings into practical ways of working with children and parents. Special topics such as sand, art, trauma and aggressive play will also be covered from the perspective of nervous system regulation, attunement, attachment, mindfulness, and authenticity. Participants will also learn how to track the client’s changes for parents, teachers, agencies and themselves.

Learn more about this class on our Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy page.

APT Approved Provider 09-264.

Feb
16
Fri
Online Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy Course: Understanding Attachment and the Self-Object in SPT
Feb 16 all-day
Online Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy Course: Understanding Attachment and the Self-Object in SPT

The Online Introduction to
Synergetic Play Therapy Course
Six Month Series
Learn More Here

“This training helped me build security, confidence and trust in what I am doing with children in the playroom.” -Brittany Redman, Therapist

Note: This is the fifth course in a six-part series. You cannot register for individual modules of this course. Learn more about our next Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy and other available courses at our e-learning site. 

Understanding Attachment and Self-Object through a Synergetic Play Therapy Lens (Class 5 of 6)

We will be spending this class exploring a new perspective on attachment along with how to facilitate our clients learning how to attach to themselves through the use of the self-object.  We will also take a beginning look at assessing the emotional age of the client.

Objectives:

  1. Understand Synergetic Play Therapy’s definition and perspective on attachment;
  2. Understand how to use the self-object as a way to support the client attaching to self.

The course: In this six-month online course, therapists will explore the basic components of Synergetic Play Therapy™. This course takes cutting edge research in interpersonal  neural anatomy, mindfulness, attachment theory, and brain development and then translates these findings into practical ways of working with children and parents. Special topics such as sand, art, trauma and aggressive play will also be covered from the perspective of nervous system regulation, attunement, attachment, mindfulness, and authenticity. Participants will also learn how to track the client’s changes for parents, teachers, agencies and themselves.

 

Learn more about this class on our Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy page.

APT Approved Provider 09-264.

 

Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy 6 Month Course LAUNCH
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy 6 Month Course LAUNCH

The Online Introduction to
Synergetic Play Therapy Course

Feb 16 – July 20, 2018

Register Now!

“This training helped me build security, confidence and trust in what I am doing with children in the playroom.” -Brittany Redman, Therapist

Note: This is the first class in a six-part series. You cannot register for individual modules of this course. Next Intro to SPT: TBA. Learn more about our Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy and other available courses at our e-learning site.

What You Will Learn… In this six-month course, therapists will explore the basic components of Synergetic Play Therapy™. This course takes cutting edge research in interpersonal neural anatomy, mindfulness, attachment theory, and brain development and then translates these findings into practical ways of working with children and parents. Special topics such as sand, art, trauma and aggressive play will also be covered from the perspective of nervous system regulation, attunement, attachment, mindfulness, and authenticity. Participants will also learn how to track the client’s changes for parents, teachers, agencies and themselves.

How will this online course work?  The course runs six months and includes:

  • Three, one-hour LIVE webinars with Lisa Dion
  • Six 2.5-hour recorded video courses
  • Monthly 30-minute consultations with an SPT Supervisor/Consultant to help you integrate what you are learning

For more specifics about the course please click here.

Considerations for taking this course: This course requires a time commitment. All parts of the course must be completed for full credit. Participants will have two weeks to watch each video after its release and before they have their 30-minute consultation for the month. However, we suggest watching the videos within a few days of their release to maximize integration of the material. Please take this into consideration before registering so that you have a successful experience.

Dates:

• February 16th, 2018, 11 a.m. (MST): One-hour LIVE Webinar with Lisa Dion and release of the first video course

• March 16th, 2018: Release of the second video course

• April 20th, 2018:  Release of third video course

• May 14th, 2018, 11 a.m. (MST): One-hour LIVE Webinar with Lisa

• May 18th, 2018: Release of fourth video course

• June 15th, 2018: Release of fifth video course

• July 20th, 2018, 11 a.m. (MST): One-hour LIVE Webinar with Lisa and release of sixth and final video course

Cost:

  • Pay per month: $140 x 6 = $840 USD (Student Rate)  $165 x 6 = $990 USD (Professional Rate)
  • Pay in full and save: $750.00 USD (Student Rate) $900.00 USD (Professional Rate)

Credits: Total 18 CE credit (3 Contact, 15 Non-Direct Contact)

Learn more about this class on our Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy page.

 

APT Approved Provider 09-264.

Mar
16
Fri
Online Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy Course: Understanding Dys-regulation in the Nervous System in SPT
Mar 16 all-day
Online Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy Course: Understanding Dys-regulation in the Nervous System in SPT

The Online Introduction to
Synergetic Play Therapy Course
Six Month Series
Learn More Here

“This training helped me build security, confidence and trust in what I am doing with children in the playroom.” -Brittany Redman, Therapist

Note: This is the second class in a six-part series. You cannot register for individual modules of this course. Learn more about our next Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy and other available courses at our e-learning site. 

Understanding Dys-regulation in the Nervous System in SPT (Class 2 of 6)
This class you will get to begin the journey into the brain and nervous system states of dys-regulation.  You will begin to understand the child’s symptoms and behaviors from the lens of neuroscience.   You will also have the opportunity to explore these states through video watching and discussion, as well as begin to see how the therapist begins the process of helping the child integrate these states.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the link between nervous system states and the symptoms that show up in the playroom
  2. Understand the importance of regulation in the playroom
  3. Understand how the therapist can begin to model regulation to the child so that the child can begin to learn how to regulate.

 
The course: In this six-month online course, therapists will explore the basic components of Synergetic Play Therapy™. This course takes cutting edge research in interpersonal neural anatomy, mindfulness, attachment theory, and brain development and then translates these findings into practical ways of working with children and parents. Special topics such as sand, art, trauma and aggressive play will also be covered from the perspective of nervous system regulation, attunement, attachment, mindfulness, and authenticity. Participants will also learn how to track the client’s changes for parents, teachers, agencies and themselves.

Learn more about this class on our Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy page.

APT Approved Provider 09-264.