How Trying To Be Calm Gets In The Way Of Regulation

Have you heard the idea that a child needs a calm adult in order to regulate - that in order to regulate, the adult needs to stay calm - or that an [...]

Authenticity in the Playroom

"I assure you that it's okay to be yourself in the playroom. In fact, it's necessary if you're going to help a child regulate through intense play, because when we're not willing [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2022-06-19T16:40:37-06:00January 29th, 2021|Supporting Therapists in the Playroom, Therapists|0 Comments

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 and families, reminding each player [...]

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 it as another tool at their disposal. Where you stand [...]

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 or hit the books and [...]

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 ways, this is wonderful: they make us laugh and [...]

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: [...]

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