The Synergetic Play Therapy Institute® recommends the following articles and books as supportive work for Synergetic Play Therapy® Philosophy. The information below do not; however, represent the complete vision and philosophy of Synergetic Play Therapy. Likewise, Synergetic Play Therapy may not fully represent the ideology or methodologies of the referenced authors. We reserve the right to retract or amend any referenced material or authors without harm or prejudice.
- Beckley-Forest, A. & Monaco, A. (2021). EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach, 1st Edition. New York: Springer Publishing Company, LLC. (Chapter on “Synergetic Play Therapy Combined With EMDR Therapy” co-authored by Jan Schaad & Lisa Dion)
- Badenoch, B. (2008). Being a brain-wise therapist: A practical guide to interpersonal neurobiology. New York, NY: Norton.
- Badenoch, B. (2011). The brain-savvy therapist’s workbook. New York, NY: Norton.
- Badenoch, B. (2017). The heart of trauma. New York, NY: Norton.
- Bullard, D. (2015). Allan Schore on the science of the art of psychotherapy. Retrieved from www.psychotherapy.net/interview/allan-schore-neuroscience-psychotherapy
- Iacoboni, M. (2007). Face to face: The neural basis for social mirroring and empathy. Psychiatric Annals, 37(4), 236–241.
- Iacoboni, M. (2008). Mirroring people: The new science of how we connect with others. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
- Kestly, T. (2014). Presence and Play: Why Mindfulness Matters. International Journal of Play Therapy, 1, 14-23.
- Kestly, T. (2014).The interpersonal neurobiology of play: Brain-building interventions for emotional well-being. New York, NY: Norton.
- Ogden, P., Minton, K., & Pain, C. (2006). Trauma and the body: A sensorimotor approach to psychotherapy. New York, NY: Norton.
- Porges, S. (2011). The polyvagal theory: Neurophysiological foundations of emotions, attachment, communication, and self-regulation. New York, NY: Norton.
- Rizzolatti, G., Fogassi, L., & Gallese, V. (2001). Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the understanding and imitation of action. Nature Review Neuroscience, 2, 660–670.
- Schore, A. N. (1994). Affect regulation and the origin of the self: The neurobiology of emotional development. New York, NY: Erlbaum.
- Schore, A. N. (2003). Affect regulation and the repair of the self. New York, NY: Norton.
- Siegel, D. J. (1999). The developing mind: How relationships and the brain interact to shape who we are. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
- Siegel, D. J. (2007). The mindful brain: Reflection and attunement in the cultivation of well-being. New York, NY: Norton.
- Siegel, D. J. (2010). The mindful therapist: A clinician’s guide to mindsight and neural integration. New York, NY: Norton, 2010.
- Siegel, D. J. (2012). Pocket guide to interpersonal neurobiology. New York, NY: Norton.
- Siegel, D. J., & Bryson, T. P. (2011). The whole brain child: Revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind. New York, NY: Delacorte Press.
- Van der Kolk, B. (2015).The body keeps the score. New York, NY: Penguin Books.
- Siegel, D. J., & Bryson, T. P. (2014). No Drama-Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. Bantam, NY.
- Building Blocks For Learning: A Framework for Comprehensive Student Development. https://www.turnaroundusa.org/what-we-do/tools/building-blocks/
- McSheehy, Tom. In Focus: Improving Social and Emotional Learning, One day at a time. https://k12.thoughtfullearning.com/resources/books#social-emotional-learning-(k-8)
- Schore, Allan. Right Brain Affect Regulation: An Essential Mechanism of Development, Trauma, Dissociation, and Psychotherapy.
- Allan Schore. (2017). The Neurobiology of Secure Attachment
https://kindredmedia.org/2017/01/allan-schore-neurobiology-secure-attachment/ About 8 minutes in.
- (2013). Integrating a Neurosequential Approach in the Treatment of Traumatized Children: An Interview with Eliana Gil, Part II.
- Perry, Bruce. (2014 ). Rhythm Regulates the Brain. https://attachmentdisorderhealing.com/developmental-trauma-3/
- Brady, Mark (2013). The 3 Things We’re All Terrified Of: Thing Two. The Flowering Brain: Translating Social Neuroscience to Inspire a Life Filled with Grace & Meaning. https://floweringbrain.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/the-3-things-were-all-terrified-of-thing-two/
- Badenoch, Bonnie. The Heart of Trauma: Healing the Embodied Brain in the Context of Relationships (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) 1st Edition
- Porges, Sthephen W., Dana, Deb A. Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) 1st Edition
- Schore, Ph.D, Allan N. Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self
- Siegel, Daniel J., Bryson, Tina Payne. The Whole Brain Child
- Siegel, Daniel J. Parenting from the Inside Out
- Siegel, Daniel J. Mindsight.
- Aron, Elaine N. Highly Sensitive Child
- Schore, Allan N. The Effects of a Secure Attachment Relationship on Right Brain Development, Affect Regulation, & Infant Mental Health
- Schore, Allan N. The Effects of Early Relational Trauma on Right Brain Development, Affect Regulation, & Infant Mental Health.
- Schore, Allan N. Dysregulation of the Right Brain: A Fundamental Mechanism of Traumatic Attachment and the Psychopathogenesis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. http://www.trauma-pages.com/a/schore-2002.php
- Porges, Stephen W. The polyvagal theory: New insights into adaptive reactions of the autonomic nervous system
- Siegel, MD, Daniel J. An Interpersonal Neurobiology Approach to Psychotherapy
- Siegel, MD, Daniel J. Mindfulness training and neural integration: differentiation of distinct streams of awareness and the cultivation of well-being.
- Siegel, MD, Daniel J. (2001) Toward an interpersonal neurobiology of the developing mind: Attachment, “mindsight”, and neural integration. Infant Mental Health Journal. 2001;22:67–94.
- Badenoch, Bonnie. Brain to Brain: Applying the Wisdom of Neuroscience in Your Practice.
- Kronowitz, Carol Stock. The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder.