“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