- Presented by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Registration closes end of day Sept 26
September 29, 2017 - September 30, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 am
BC Play Therapy Association holds workshops throughout the year to help advance the education of Play Therapy Practitioners and related professions. These usually revolve around a specialized speaker teaching a subject of importance to the advancement of play therapy as a therapeutic practice.
Presented by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S
About the Presenter:
LISA DION, LPC, RPT-S, is the founder and President of the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado and creator of “Synergetic Play Therapy”, a model of play therapy that bridges the gap between neuroscience and psychology. Lisa teaches and supervises globally, helping transform the lives of thousands of therapists and children.
Lisa is dedicated to advancing the play therapy field worldwide through her teachings, books and research. Her first book Integrating Extremes: Aggression and Death in the Playroom is already being referred to as “ground breaking” (2nd edition currently being re-written for publication). Her “Lessons from the Playroom” bi-weekly podcast and monthly webinar is listened to by play therapists around the world. Lisa is the recipient of the Association for Play Therapy’s 2015 Professional Education and Training Award. For more information about Lisa Dion, please visit synergeticplaytherapy.com and playtherapycolorado.com.
About the workshop:
In this workshop, you will have a one of kind experience exploring the basic components of play therapy from a neurobiology perspective. You will be introduced to Synergetic Play Therapy, the first research-informed play therapy model to blend together neuroscience, attachment/attunement, therapist authenticity, physics, emotional congruence, nervous system regulation, and mindfulness. Through didactic and experiential teachings, you will learn cutting edge research on interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, nervous system regulation and brain development as the research is translated into practical ways of working with children and parents. You will also learn what it means to attach to one’s self as the cornerstone for all healing, the importance of congruent emotional expression in the play room, how to identify types of dysregulation in the playroom, how to model regulating activities to the client, how to talk to and involve parents and ultimately how to re-pattern a child’s nervous system through the play therapy process. Aggressive play will also be covered from the perspective of nervous system regulation, attunement, and mindfulness. Finally, you will also learn how to track a client’s changes in a simple, yet comprehensive way.
1. Therapists will be able to describe how to identify symptoms of dysregulation in play therapy and ways to help re-pattern the child’s nervous system using Synergetic Play Therapy principles.
2. Therapists will begin to understand how play therapy works.
3. Therapists will be able to describe the importance of attachment to one’s self and mindfulness in a play therapy process.
Who should attend:
This workshop is open to professional who work with children.
Click here to download a manual registration form.
Venue: Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre 2170 Harvey Ave. (Hwy. 97 N), Kelowna, BC