Check Out Our Six-Day SPT Intensives
Happening several times throughout each year, the six-day intensive is for Masters-level therapists, teachers and clinicians who want to jump in and really experience the magic of Synergetic Play Therapy.
"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.
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! For availability and registration details, please contact the Institute at 720-458-9597, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Training & Training Methods:
"Wow! I learned so much. I was held in such a safe place to discover my authentic self in the playroom which I’m so grateful for. The support and encouragement has helped me reconnect to my body, sensations and intuition. Thank you!" -Stephanie Trudeaux
PTIC’s Lead Teacher, Kathryn Clarke, LPC, RPT-S, leads this course, along with other Senior SPT Teachers and Supervisors. We limit this Play Therapy Training Program to four people in order 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.
Training Schedule: 9-6 p.m. each day at the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.
Cost: $1750, with a $500 deposit
Credits: Total 49 CE credits (includes supervision, direct contact and education)
- Jan: 26-28 and Feb. 2-4
- March: 9-11th and the 16th-18th
- June: 9th-15th (one day break in the middle)
- July: 6-8th & 10-12th. (one day break in the middle)
- August: 4th-10th (one day break in the middle)
- September/October: 28-30, Oct.5-7
- November: 2-4 & 9-11th