Developing a Relationship with all Feelings

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S There it is again .... That big feeling. The one that feels so uncomfortable, so painful, so raw.  … The one that can leave you breathless, [...]

2023-07-28T08:39:03-06:00July 28th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marketing Yourself as a Play Therapist

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Therapy will always be about what happens inside the relationship between the client and the clinician; that’s the heart of the matter. But, therapy is also a [...]

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

By Bethany J. Townsend, Ph.D., Lindsay Ishman, Lisa Dion & Kara L. Carnes-Holt Original Manuscript: To read the author's original manuscript (pdf version) for free, please click here. Abstract: Child-Centered Play Therapy [...]

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 [...]

2023-08-14T12:47:46-06:00May 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Growing as a Play Therapist

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Whether you’re a play therapist or a teacher, an architect designing multi-million-dollar buildings or a veterinarian working with sea turtles, it’s easy to grow complacent in your [...]

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 [...]

How to Talk to Your Children About the Coronavirus – Video

What every parent needs to know. * Talking to Children About the Pandemic  As the pandemic continues its presence in our lives, how do we discuss the coronavirus [...]

2022-04-18T06:24:36-06:00April 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Vagus Nerve: Why it’s a Key to Regulation

The vagus nerve is one of the most important nerves in your body. Not only is it vital to regulation, but it plays a role in immunity and helps the body recover [...]

2022-03-01T06:24:13-07:00March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nature in Play Therapy (Part 2)

From the mountains to the trees to the warm summer's breeze, sometimes we just need our Mother Earth. Bringing nature into play therapy provides a wonderful opportunity to further regulate yourself and [...]

2022-03-01T06:24:42-07:00March 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lying in Play Therapy

Lying in Play Therapy While lying often gets a bad rap, everybody lies (yep, even you!). In fact, it has less to do with manipulation and more to do with protection of [...]

2021-12-03T15:02:48-07:00February 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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