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 [...]

Neuroception of Safety: Not Always What We Think

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 how to support the child? [...]

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 “hypoarousal”) is a response like fight-or-flight, but we shut down instead of jump into action. It is a survival response [...]

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

by Bethany J. Townsend, Ph.D., Lindsay Ishman, Lisa Dion & Kara L. Carnes-Holt Note: This is an Author’s Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Child [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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