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2014 Fall Overnight Retreat: Too Stressed to Play?

  • 06 Sep 2014
  • 8:30 AM
  • 07 Sep 2014
  • 1:00 PM
  • The Hideaway Inn and Conference Center; 3805 Walker Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
  • 49


  • Late Registration begins August 27, 2014.

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2014 CAPT Fall Overnight Retreat: Too Stressed To Play? presented by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

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Schedule for Saturday:  8:30 am - 4:15 pm

Schedule for Sunday:  8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Let’s be honest- there are days when being fully present in the play room is not an easy task.  Yes, there are many moments in the play therapy process that are fun, but the truth is that helping children integrate their pains and working with their parents can be hard work and taxing to our nervous systems.  As play therapists, we spend a lot of time learning about how to heal the children we work with, but what about us?  What happens when we are too stressed to play?

Lisa Dion

Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S is an international teacher and supervisor, creator of “Synergetic Play Therapy”, clinical author and researcher, and is the founder and director of the Play Therapy Institute of Colorado. Lisa also trains and supervises therapists across the world in therapeutic skill development and business creation.  In addition to her expertise in play therapy, Lisa is also a Certified Gestalt Therapist, Level II EMDR Practitioner, Parent Educator and Senior Demartini Method Facilitator, which allows her to work with clients of all ages from around the world on a full spectrum of issues in her private practice.

Learning Objectives

1.   Learn how to identify different states of dysregulation in your own body and your child client's body.
2.   Learn at least 4 ideas from neurobiology, the creative arts, and mindfulness to help you stay present in the playroom and deal with stress in between sessions.
3.   Understand the importance of authentic expression in the play room as a way to integrate challenging experiences and expand emotional window of tolerances.
4.   Understand the role that "shoulds" play in the development of symptoms in the therapist and the child client.

Leave The Busy Life Behind,
Retreat with CAPT

Please note your registration fee includes the following to ensure you get the most out of your retreat weekend:
  • Your reserved space! Space is limited, register now
  • Saturday training with Lisa Dion
  • Handouts
  • All meals on Saturday (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Shared Room Lodging, for Saturday Night (please note if you have a preferred roommate(s).  We will attempt to accommodate your preference)
  • All evening activities on Saturday night
  • Breakfast on Sunday
  • All Wellness Workshops on Sunday
Examples of Wellness Workshops
(Registration onsite)
  • Yoga
  • Hiking
  • Essential Oil’s Class
  • Etc…
Or if you prefer, sleep in, read a book, take a walk on the beautiful grounds or spend the morning relaxing in the  Hot tub at the Hideaway…

The Colorado Association for Play Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  CAPT (provider #99-049) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy.
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