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135. Cathy Malchiodi: Expressive Arts Therapy & Play for Deeper Trauma Healing

Lisa has another really special guest joining her … Dr. Cathy Malchiodi is the Founder & Director of the Trauma Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. She has done countless [...]

2022-12-09T11:21:53-07:00December 9th, 2022|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 [...]

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 [...]

2022-07-08T08:00:39-06:00May 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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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
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