Tips to Prevent Burnout

When I finished graduate school, I tossed my commencement cap into the ring of the real world and packed my hopes and dreams inside filing cabinets and briefcases. I was ready, I [...]

Spring Cleaning Your Playroom: Don’t Throw Away the Broken

Spring (or even Fall if you reside in a country in the Southern hemisphere 😉) comes with many things - longer days, warmer weather, blooming trees and flowers. It also comes with [...]

Overcoming Fatigue in Teletherapy 

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S From learning how to connect with a child through a computer screen, engaging parents in new ways, and incorporating more directive play than perhaps many are used [...]

2022-06-19T16:54:21-06:00May 3rd, 2020|Special Topics, Therapists|0 Comments

Tragedy: Why No One-Emotion-Fits-All

by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Most of us think of tragedy as being synonymous with sorrow. And, indeed, this is true a large part of the time: tragedy is sad. But it [...]

2022-05-25T04:40:56-06:00May 22nd, 2018|Special Topics, Therapists|0 Comments

Nature Nurtures: Why the Great Outdoors are Good for Kids

by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S From tree forts to snowball fights, playing outside is a rite of passage for children. They wear skinned elbows, burnt noses, and dirt between their toes like [...]

2022-02-22T17:11:13-07:00April 18th, 2018|Special Topics, Therapists, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Absorbing SpongeBob: Does Childhood Have Space for Technology?

by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Technology in childhood is an often debated subject with the pro Pac-Man crowd facing off against those who suggest shutting down the iPad and turning off the [...]

2022-02-22T17:14:46-07:00March 23rd, 2018|Special Topics, Therapists|1 Comment

How a Parent’s Value of Play Therapy Can Influence their Child’s Value of Play Therapy

by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Working with parents in the playroom is an important topic. Parents, after all, are the ones who usually initiate play therapy – they schedule the sessions, they [...]

2022-02-22T17:16:16-07:00March 6th, 2018|Special Topics, Therapists, Uncategorized|0 Comments

From Kids to Animals: The Power of Play

by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S In many ways, it’s easy to see why children play. It’s fun, it makes them happy, and it allows them to imagine possibilities real life may not [...]

2022-02-22T17:24:16-07:00February 6th, 2018|Special Topics, Therapists|0 Comments

Play Therapy and the Grieving Process: Helping Parents Know That They are Heard

Play Therapy and the Grieving Process: Helping Parents Know That They are Heard by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S It's natural for us to pass off resistant parents as difficult, but we must [...]

2021-08-09T03:34:04-06:00August 8th, 2017|Special Topics, Therapists, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Forgotten Ones: Perfect Children Need Play Therapy Too

The Forgotten Ones: Perfect Children Need Play Therapy Too by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S When it comes to play therapy, the acting out, aggressive, non-compliant, anxious child typically gets referred. Even the [...]

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