“You are the most important toy in the playroom.”

– Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Synergetic Play Therapy™ (2008) is a researched-informed model of play therapy blending the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, physics, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity. Its primary play therapy influences are Child-Centered, Experiential, and Gestalt theories.

To learn more about SPT’s primary influences, click here.

http://ptic.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/SPT-Primary-Influences.pdfAlthough Synergetic  Play Therapy™ is a model of play therapy, it’s also a way of being in relationship with self and others. It’s an all-encompassing paradigm that can be applied to any facet of life and, subsequently, any model of play therapy can be applied to it or vice versa. Synergetic Play Therapy™ is both non-directive and directive in its application.

With certification training hubs in the United States (Boulder, CO), Canada (Vancouver, BC), and Australia (Melbourne) as well as online training courses, Synergetic Play Therapy is now accessible from multiple locations.

For more information regarding Synergetic Play Therapy’s Philosophy and History, check out the tabs on this page.  And scroll down to read more about our Synergetic Play Therapy Trainings.

“SPT has changed my life in a profound way. It has taught me to think differently about how to support children, how to be in relationship and how to think more critically about the world around me. But the most profound learning from SPT has been about myself: That I have worth and that I can walk this planet being fearlessly authentic.” – Amy Bobb, MA

“You are the most important toy in the playroom.”

– Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Synergetic Play Therapy™ (2008) is a researched-informed model of play therapy blending the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, physics, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity. Its primary play therapy influences are Child-Centered, Experiential, and Gestalt theories.

To learn more about SPT’s primary influences, click here.

Although Synergetic  Play Therapy™ is a model of play therapy, it’s also a way of being in relationship with self and others. It’s an all-encompassing paradigm that can be applied to any facet of life and, subsequently, any model of play therapy can be applied to it or vice versa. Synergetic Play Therapy™ is both non-directive and directive in its application.

With certification training hubs in the United States (Boulder, CO), Canada (Vancouver, BC), and Australia (Melbourne) as well as online training courses, Synergetic Play Therapy is now accessible from multiple locations.

For more information regarding Synergetic Play Therapy’s Philosophy and History, check out the tabs on this page.  And scroll down to read more about our Synergetic Play Therapy Trainings.

“SPT has changed my life in a profound way. It has taught me to think differently about how to support children, how to be in relationship and how to think more critically about the world around me. But the most profound learning from SPT has been about myself: That I have worth and that I can walk this planet being fearlessly authentic.” – Amy Bobb, MA

Synergetic Play Therapy™ Training Courses

SPT Certification RetreatSix-Day Synergetic Play Therapy™ Intensive Training

The Six-Day Synergetic Play Therapy™ Intensive training allows you to jump in and really experience the magic of Synergetic Play Therapy™! We hold these intensives regularly throughout the year at various locations. Sessions are limited to four people in order to permit extensive skill practice with individualized coaching and feedback.

Each participant is paired with a child client with whom they will work every day during the training (under direct supervision and as part of a therapeutic observation team). This is experiential, hands-on learning and a chance to dive into SPT and see if it’s right for you!

Get more information and check out the class schedule here.

Why is neuroscience so important to play therapy? Lots of reasons.Become a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist™!

Certification takes your Synergetic Play Therapy™ journey one step further. Authenticity, congruency, attunement, camaraderie – this program helps therapists look even deeper while cultivating community and a deeper understanding of how transformation happens for a child. Embark on a revolutionary experience filled with magical, memorable moments! Learn to love YOU and support your child clients as they learn the same. Gain confidence, hone skills, and transform your practice and yourself. Get all the details, here.

Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy™

Beginning in the spring and fall of each year, this six-month course includes three, one-hour LIVE webinars with Lisa Dion, six 2.5-hour recorded videos, and monthly 50-minute consultations with an SPT™ Supervisor/Consultant to help you integrate what you are learning. It is designed for masters level therapists and clinicians (or equivalent) and provides the chance to learn from anywhere. Connect without the commute!

The Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy™ launches you on a path towards discovering what showing up in the playroom truly means. It explores what is happening in the play therapy process, how change occurs, and ultimately what it takes to help children heal at profound levels. It invites you to be you!

Special topics such as facilitating sand, art, trauma, and aggressive play are covered from the perspective of nervous system regulation, attunement, attachment, mindfulness, and authenticity. Participants will also learn how to track their client’s changes for parents, teachers, agencies, and themselves.

Learn more or sign up here.

Synergetic Play Therapy™ Training Courses

SPT Certification RetreatSix-Day Synergetic Play Therapy™ Intensive Training

The Six-Day Synergetic Play Therapy™ Intensive training allows you to jump in and really experience the magic of Synergetic Play Therapy™! We hold these intensives regularly throughout the year at various locations. Sessions are limited to four people in order to permit extensive skill practice with individualized coaching and feedback.

Each participant is paired with a child client with whom they will work every day during the training (under direct supervision and as part of a therapeutic observation team). This is experiential, hands-on learning and a chance to dive into SPT and see if it’s right for you!

Get more information and check out the class schedule here.

Why is neuroscience so important to play therapy? Lots of reasons.Become a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist™!

Certification takes your Synergetic Play Therapy™ journey one step further. Authenticity, congruency, attunement, camaraderie – this program helps therapists look even deeper while cultivating community and a deeper understanding of how transformation happens for a child. Embark on a revolutionary experience filled with magical, memorable moments! Learn to love YOU and support your child clients as they learn the same. Gain confidence, hone skills, and transform your practice and yourself. Get all the details, here.

Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy™

Beginning in the spring and fall of each year, this six-month course includes three, one-hour LIVE webinars with Lisa Dion, six 2.5-hour recorded videos, and monthly 50-minute consultations with an SPT™ Supervisor/Consultant to help you integrate what you are learning. It is designed for masters level therapists and clinicians (or equivalent) and provides the chance to learn from anywhere. Connect without the commute!

The Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy™ launches you on a path towards discovering what showing up in the playroom truly means. It explores what is happening in the play therapy process, how change occurs, and ultimately what it takes to help children heal at profound levels. It invites you to be you!

Special topics such as facilitating sand, art, trauma, and aggressive play are covered from the perspective of nervous system regulation, attunement, attachment, mindfulness, and authenticity. Participants will also learn how to track their client’s changes for parents, teachers, agencies, and themselves.

Learn more or sign up here.

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Did You Know We Have An Online Training Platform?

Visit our training platform and explore other online learning opportunities such as training webinars, virtual summits, and online classes for CE credits!

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