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Lessons from the Playroom

May 28, 2020

"All symptoms and behaviors a child displays while anxious are attempts at regulation." - Lisa Dion

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...

May 13, 2020

"To the degree you link what's happening in the playroom to the goal, you increase the probability of parent involvement and buy-in." - Lisa Dion

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...

May 3, 2020

"The word compassion means 'to suffer with' or merge with. This is different than empathy." - Lisa Dion

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...