Supporting Therapists in the Playroom

Resources and Links to Advance Your Practice

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 [...]

Resources and Links to Advance Your Practice2023-11-18T07:04:44-07:00

Change and Transformation for 2023

As we move into this New Year, let's keep some things in perspective particularly as we're thinking about change and transformation for 2023, or even reflecting on our experiences of 2022. I [...]

Change and Transformation for 20232023-08-14T09:54:10-06:00

What Emotional Intelligence Really Means

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S How would you define emotional intelligence?  When I define emotional intelligence, I define it as the capacity to BE with. But be with what?... The capacity to [...]

What Emotional Intelligence Really Means2023-08-14T12:37:16-06:00

Más allá de las palabras: Una historia de conexión

Por Lisa Dion LPC, RPT-S Me senté en medio de la habitación y esperé. Me preguntaba qué niño vendría a mí. Ella vino. Tenía unos 6 años y ni siquiera sé su [...]

Más allá de las palabras: Una historia de conexión2023-08-14T12:38:57-06:00

How Trying To Be Calm Gets In The Way Of Regulation

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Have you heard the idea that a child needs a calm adult in order to regulate? The idea that an adult's "calm" presence is the answer to [...]

How Trying To Be Calm Gets In The Way Of Regulation2023-09-09T06:57:50-06:00

Authenticity in the Playroom

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

Authenticity in the Playroom2023-11-18T06:32:28-07:00

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 [...]

Spring Cleaning Your Playroom: Don’t Throw Away the Broken2023-08-14T12:51:28-06:00

Beyond Words: A Story of Connection

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S I sat down in the middle of the room and waited.  I wondered which child would come to me?  She came.  She was about 6 years old [...]

Beyond Words: A Story of Connection2023-08-14T12:58:01-06:00

“What Did I Do?”: When Touch Arises in the Playroom

By Sonya Joyce “What Did I Do?” is an incredible dissertation that explores the inner experiences of child and adolescent psychotherapists when touch arises in the playroom. Sonya submitted this thesis to [...]

“What Did I Do?”: When Touch Arises in the Playroom2023-07-03T21:12:05-06:00

Let’s Not Forget “The Perfect Child”

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Have you ever noticed that the children who tend to make their way to your office are the ones that are acting out, aggressive, non-compliant, and anxious? [...]

Let’s Not Forget “The Perfect Child”2023-11-18T06:45:27-07:00
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