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By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S It may not come as surprise that the most requested topics people asked me to talk about last year was why regulation doesn’t mean “calm” and how [...]

Why We Can’t Just Start Over In The New Year

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S I’ve often reflected on how we tend to rush into the next year … with little thought about the year before. I hear a lot of common [...]

Discovering the Gift of Challenge

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Many of us are taught to believe that somehow life would be "better" if we could get rid of or minimize the challenges that we experience [...]

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

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S 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 [...]

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 [...]

2022-11-18T17:25:58-07:00July 1st, 2021|Special Topics, Therapists|0 Comments

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 [...]

2023-03-15T06:15:35-06:00November 1st, 2020|Special Topics, Therapists, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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

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
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