75 episodes

The Synergetic Play Therapy Institute's “Lessons From the Playroom” Podcasts are a series of recorded podcasts designed to help therapists understand the little lessons that kids teach us that make a big difference in the play therapy process.

Our podcast host, Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is an innovative and inspiring teacher and pioneer in play therapy. She founder and President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute and the creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, a cutting-edge model of play therapy that bridges the gap between neuroscience and psychology. Lisa teaches and supervises all over the world, helping transform the lives of thousands of therapists and children. With these podcasts, she'll teach you practical ways to transform both you and the child clients you work with. These inspiring educational lessons are sure to leave you feeling more confident and excited for your next session!

Lessons from the Playroom Lisa Dion

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9, 62 Ratings

The Synergetic Play Therapy Institute's “Lessons From the Playroom” Podcasts are a series of recorded podcasts designed to help therapists understand the little lessons that kids teach us that make a big difference in the play therapy process.

Our podcast host, Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is an innovative and inspiring teacher and pioneer in play therapy. She founder and President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute and the creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, a cutting-edge model of play therapy that bridges the gap between neuroscience and psychology. Lisa teaches and supervises all over the world, helping transform the lives of thousands of therapists and children. With these podcasts, she'll teach you practical ways to transform both you and the child clients you work with. These inspiring educational lessons are sure to leave you feeling more confident and excited for your next session!

    Lessons from the Playroom Episode 75: Supporting Parents during the Pandemic

    Lessons from the Playroom Episode 75: Supporting Parents during the Pandemic

    From the uncertainty, having to homeschool, working from home, navigating family dynamics, and all the other challenges that parents are being confronted with, it is no wonder that so many are feeling burned out, questioning themselves, and needing extra support.  Join Lisa and special guest, Clair Mellenthin, as they talk about how attachment, the many challenges of parenting during the pandemic, and most importantly, how best to support parents in ways where they know they are not alone.

    • 34 min
    Lessons from the Playroom Episode #74: Social Justice in Play Therapy

    Lessons from the Playroom Episode #74: Social Justice in Play Therapy

    What is social justice?  What is oppression?  What is intersectionality?  Join Lisa Dion and as she invites Nora Alwah, social justice educator and therapist, to explore these questions and offer guidance to therapists on how they can support children and families in ways that create connection, attunement and empowerment.  

    • 28 min
    Lessons from the Playroom 73: Supporting Children through Anxiety and the Unknown

    Lessons from the Playroom 73: Supporting Children through Anxiety and the Unknown

    When life and situations become unpredictable, children have to orient to the unfamiliar just like adults do.  The difference is that their brains are a little further behind in their capacity to regulate through it often leading to high levels of anxiety and other symptoms.  Tune is as we explore how to support children through their anxiety and find a sense of security when the unknown arises.

    • 25 min
    Lessons from the Playroom Episode 72: Facilitating the Parent Check-in in Play Therapy

    Lessons from the Playroom Episode 72: Facilitating the Parent Check-in in Play Therapy

    Talking with parents is an important part of the play therapy process, but what do we say?  How do we help them understand what their child is working on?  How do we communicate in a way that keep them engaged?  Tune in as we explore how to check in with our clients' most important people.

    • 23 min
    Lessons from the Playroom Episode 71: Understanding Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue in Play Therapy

    Lessons from the Playroom Episode 71: Understanding Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue in Play Therapy

    Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue are far more common experiences for play therapists than we realize, especially during times of crisis.  And how are they further impacted when play therapists are going through the same crisis, such as the COVID19 pandemic? Tune in to this very important conversation that is essential for all play therapists to hear. 

    • 21 min
    Lessons from the Playroom Episode 70: Understanding the Four Threats to the Brain in a Crisis

    Lessons from the Playroom Episode 70: Understanding the Four Threats to the Brain in a Crisis

    During a crisis, such as the current pandemic, waves of dysregulation can often feel like a daily experience and even the norm. Why? Because our brains are not just perceiving one threat, but four! Tune in as we revisit the 4 threats to the brain and learn the impact they may be having on our nervous system, as well as the key to regulating and coming back to yourself in the midst of all the intensity and chaos.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Lindsay Ishman ,

My favorite podcast series hands down!

This is my favorite podcast series by far! It not only supports my work as a play therapist, but inspires and keeps me connected to myself. It’s truly transformative! Thank you Lisa!!

Kirchoff Counseling ,

Love this Podcast

I just stumbled across this podcast and although I’ve only listened to a few episodes so far, I absolutely LOVE IT. The episode looking at what inspires us and how to make sure our lives our congruent with what inspires us has reignited my passion for play therapy. Thank you, Lisa!!

Snowwhite’s mom ,

So helpful

As an LMHC in private practice working with kiddos in a play therapy setting , this podcast is one of the few with actual tools and support. Thank you for such a great pod!

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