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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 [...]

When a Child’s Nervous System is in Collapse Response / SHUT DOWN

By Heather Fairlee Denbrough, LiCSW, RPT-S, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Collapse (also called “hypo-arousal”) is a response like fight-or-flight, but we shut down instead of jump into action. It is a survival response [...]

Neuroception of Safety: Not Always What We Think

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Creating a neuroception of safety inside the playroom is something that we, as therapists, strive to do. But what, exactly, does this mean? Does it mean knowing [...]

An Examination of Child-Centered Play Therapy & Synergetic Play Therapy

By Bethany J. Townsend, Ph.D., Lindsay Ishman, Lisa Dion & Kara L. Carnes-Holt Abstract: Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) and Synergetic Play Therapy (SPT) are theories used in the counseling profession to promote [...]

Body Image: How You Can Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Relationship with Food

By Chelsea Hester In a world that is populated with diets, food advertisements, and models of only certain shapes and colors, children of all ages are being bombarded by external messages about [...]

Teaming with Teachers – Working With a Client’s School

Teaming with Teachers - Working With a Client's School By Judith Norman, MA, MS, LPC, RPT-S Have you tried working with a client’s school and found it challenging? If so, you are not [...]

Help Your Child Overcome Nameless Anxiety

Help Your Child Overcome Nameless Anxiety By Annie Brook, Ph.D. Children share their emotional and body-based experiences in an attempt to integrate life events; including experiences in utero, at birth and post birth. These [...]

An Antidote to anxiety? Predictability

An Antidote to anxiety? Predictability By Jessica Schaffer One of the main sources of heightened anxiety in all of us is our unknown futures. Of course we can’t predict our futures, but [...]

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Balancing the Left Brain & the Right Brain in Play Therapy

Balancing the Left Brain & the Right Brain in Play Therapy By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Play therapy is very much a right-brain experience. When a child is playing, their right brain [...]

How Therapists Deal with Aggression in the Playroom

How Therapists Deal with Aggression in the Playroom By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S In our culture, aggression tends to be viewed as a no-no. When a child starts to play aggressively in [...]

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