A Neurobiological Approach to Using Play in Therapeutic Practice with Children
Lisa Dion is the creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, a model of play therapy that uses a neuroscientific framework and emphasises the critical role of the therapist. With the help of neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, and the Synergetic Play Therapy model, participants will explore in this series of 4 webinars how to effectively use a way of play therapy that supports nervous system regulation and reorganisation of the child’s lower centres of the brain.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to identify various nervous system states in their child clients and understand how to support regulation in the playroom. They will learn how to work with intense or aggressive play without causing their own nervous system to shut down or triggering vicarious trauma. Participants will gain further knowledge and skills on how to support their clients to maximise growth and integration of their experiences through Synergetic Play Therapy.
This training is suitable for clinicians working therapeutically with children and their families.
- Describing how play therapy works from a neurobiological perspective
- Authenticity and emotional congruence
- Facilitating aggressive play in play therapy process
- Learning how to set boundaries without shutting down child’s play
About Lisa Dion
Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is an international teacher, supervisor and creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, founder and President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute. She is the author of Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity and is the 2015 recipient of the Association for Play Therapy's Professional Education and Training Award of Excellence.
The Intro to SPT class is the best class I have ever taken. There is no better training for counsellors! I have a deeper understanding of the process and how to help children in the playroom. It has given me a whole new perspective and changed my life both personally and professionally. Being authentic allows you to be free. There are just no words to describe it!
- Nancy Asher
Webinar 1: 12th October
Webinar 2: 19th October
Webinar 3: 2nd November
Webinar 4: 9th November
(includes a 15 min break)
These webinars will be recorded and available to participants for 7 days.