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 [...]

Being You? It’s Easier Said Than Done!

By Lisa Dion LPC, RPT-S In a world where we can be anything, the best thing to be is ourselves. It seems simple; after all, being us is suppose to come naturally. [...]

Where Was Your First Playroom?

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Where was your first playroom? ....Was it on a checkered sofa where you slew vicious dragons? Was it in the front yard where you deemed yourself captain [...]

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 [...]

Body Language: Why it Speaks Volumes

The body tells the truth. It is the great revealer - an integral part of the puzzle, a prominent pixel in the big picture. Too often we focus on words, believing that [...]

Helping Parents and Caregivers to Feel Heard

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S We hold true to the idea that every child deserves a play therapy experience; the benefits aren’t limited to children inwardly or outwardly struggling. Yet caregivers don’t [...]

2023-11-18T09:52:58-07:00September 1st, 2020|Special Topics, Therapists, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Jon Bon Jovi Co-Founded Synergetic Play Therapy®

As human beings, we all dream. And we all have people who help us dream. For me, my dream began with Jon Bon Jovi. That’s right: Jon Bon Jovi - the man, [...]

2023-11-18T06:18:51-07:00July 1st, 2020|About SPT, Therapists, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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