“Mindfulness in Infant Mental Health:  Who Are We, and Who Are We Called Upon to Be?” Trout photo


Spend a day exploring this fundamental question with a world leader in the field of Infant Mental Health, Michael Trout, MA, LCPC.  This one-day seminar is the first in our new series, designed to bring innovators in the field of child and family mental health to the Institute to present about and discuss a topic that is current to them.   

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    Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

    "Theraplay is a terrific treatment for disorganized and traumatized kids. I highly recommend your taking the training!"


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    "Theraplay is an efficient mode of therapy. Theraplay seamlessly incorporates within a play environment several elements that are shared with models of psychotherapy. From a Polyvagal perspective Theraplay respects the biobehavior state of the child, applies therapist initiated social engagement strategies to trigger a state of safety in the child, and promotes synchronous reciprocal interactions as a neural exercise that increases social flexibility and improves emotion regulation."

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    "I cannot say enough about Theraplay.  You have to experience it.  You have to watch what happens to your clients when applied carefully and purposefully.  

    As an integrated clinician, I am eternally grateful for this wonderful technique, deceptively simple, amazingly accessible, and tested over decades with thousands of parent-child dyads.  Its application is without bounds, and my purpose here is to encourage clinicians to think about Theraplay as a therapy of choice for trauma and its subsequent clinical issues."




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    "I highly recommend Theraplay. Based on principles of attachment, Theraplay enables parents and their children—of all ages-- to again experience reciprocal joy and interests, cooperation and delight. This provides them with safety and a sense of closeness which creates a context where ongoing conflicts and worrisome behaviors are likely to decrease."

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