When Touch Arises in the Playroom

"WHAT DID I DO?" - AN EXPLORATION OF THE INNER EXPERIENCES OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPISTS WHEN TOUCH ARISES IN THE PLAYROOM By Sonya Joyce An incredible dissertation to read - “What [...]

2021-09-08T01:55:31+00:00January 29th, 2021|Supporting Therapists in the Playroom, Therapists|0 Comments

Cooperative Games in Play Therapy

Cooperative Games in Play Therapy Cooperative Games are growing in popularity, likely because of their ability to cultivate teamwork and appreciation of one another. In the playroom, they're used effectively with siblings [...]

Technology Inside the Playroom: Does Plugging in Mean Zoning Out?

Technology Inside the Playroom: Does Plugging in Mean Zoning Out? by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Some therapists hold to the rule that the playroom is an electronics-free zone. Others embrace technology, viewing [...]

Setting Goals Inside the Playroom

Setting Goals Inside the Playroom by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S As 2018 kicks off, many people resolve to do something different. You might vow to hit the gym and get in shape [...]

Keeping the Connection When a Child Wants to Leave

Keeping the Connection When a Child Wants to Leave by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S From frogs inside of pockets to the darndest things they say, children are full of surprises. In many [...]

Games in the Playroom: Tools of Intervention and Assessment

Games in the Playroom: Tools of Intervention and Assessment by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Some theories of thought suggest that games should be kept out of the playroom and certain therapists abide: [...]

The Resistant Child: When a Client Refuses to Enter the Playroom

The Resistant Child: When a Client Refuses to Enter the Playroom By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Kids react to the idea of play therapy differently. Some run into the playroom with Nerf [...]

Be Yourself – Therapist Authenticity in the Playroom

Be Yourself - Therapist Authenticity in the Playroom By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S We intuitively understand that it is important to be authentic with our clients, but do we understand why authenticity [...]

The Most Important Toy in the Playroom

The Most Important Toy in the Playroom To kick off the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute's "Lessons from the Playroom" Podcast, Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is challenging the thought that the toys are [...]

Have We Forgotten the Most Important Toy in the Playroom?

Have We Forgotten the Most Important Toy in the Playroom? By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Play therapists are dedicated individuals. We work tirelessly to support the children and families with whom we [...]

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