Course Description

** This course is being retired.  In order to obtain APT credit, you must complete the course by March 1, 2020.**

In this video interview,  Lisa Dion explains the principles of Synergetic Play Therapy and how that relates to aggression in the playroom.  Lisa explains the neuroscience behind aggression as a symptom of dysregulation in the nervous system and provides practical tips for clinicians on how to facilitate the expression of aggression.  She provides ways for clinicians to remain regulated during intense play sessions to prevent compassion fatigue. And,  she provides concrete examples of how to improve the quality of aggression play in sword fights. 

1. Participants will understand the basic concept of Synergetic Play Therapy and how it addresses aggression in a play therapy setting.

 2. Participants will understand why aggression is present in play therapy sessions and the neuroscience behind aggression as a symptom of dysregulation in the nervous system. 

3. Participants will learn ways the therapist can respond during aggressive play that can facilitate growth in the child while also preventing compassion fatigue in the the therapist.

 4. Participants will gain practical skills for interacting with children during aggression play, like sword fighting, to maximize treatment goals. 

Instructor

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is an international teacher, creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, founder and President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, and host of the Lessons from the Playroom podcast. 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.

Course curriculum

Reviews

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Leah Everett

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Latonia Edwards

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chaya blumenberg

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Wonderful course with great insight that will change the ...

Michelle Collins

This was such a powerful course. I appreciate Lisa Dion's practical, applicable examples as well as her understanding of interpersonal neurobiology and how t...

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This was such a powerful course. I appreciate Lisa Dion's practical, applicable examples as well as her understanding of interpersonal neurobiology and how that affects both our kids in aggressive behaviors and us as clinicians in response to these behaviors. I feel like I have struggled with this population for the exact reasons she outlined and will now be more equipped to manage my own intimidation with this in the play room.

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Davina Reidy

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Exceptional!!

Lisa Meotti

Since my focus is on "trauma", I LOVED how the concept of "integration" was explained. In order to move on it MUST occur. Being congruent and authentic with ...

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Since my focus is on "trauma", I LOVED how the concept of "integration" was explained. In order to move on it MUST occur. Being congruent and authentic with our emotions is important when a child with trauma history is trying to make sense of it all. Very informative!

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Misti Brien

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Fabulous and so rich in info!

Patty Monical

Thank you, again, Lisa, for sharing your wisdom. Great review of info you shared at the Texas APT conference in 2016. This will help me tremendously in my wo...

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Thank you, again, Lisa, for sharing your wisdom. Great review of info you shared at the Texas APT conference in 2016. This will help me tremendously in my work with little ones. And I love your passion and commitment to authenticity!

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