Theraplay Level Two

Level Two Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method (MIM)

Pre-requisite:  Level One Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method (MIM)
Required for certification
CEs:  19
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Note:  Fees and daily schedule will vary for trainings outside the U.S.  The modular option is only available at trainings held in the U.S.



$700 for non-members • $675 for Theraplay Association members
$225 for Association members/$250 for non-members per modular days if registering separately


NEW! Level two is modular! You may register for one, two or all three days.  Completion of all three days is required for certification.  However, you may complete them at separate trainings or, if you don’t intend to pursue certification, you may attend only the modules that interest you.

Registrants should have experience using Theraplay in their work before attending this training.  Each module will include at least one case presentation.  Making a case presentation is not required, but is an option if you would like to receive supervision.

Module #1: Core Concepts In-Depth and MIM Skill Development

This module will focus on several examples of MIMs and their interpretation to improve your comfort and skill in administering and interpreting this assessment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Administer and analyze the MIM at an intermediate skill level
  • Develop skills in the use of the MIM for treatment planning

Special Feature:

  • Time permitting, you may share one of your complex or interesting MIM’s for group discussion.

Module #2: Working with Parents and Building Your Theraplay Skills

This module will help improve the breadth of your Theraplay skill set to bring your Theraplay work to a higher skill level.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to use a wider range of Theraplay activities and techniques
  • Describe how to adapt Theraplay to work with a wider range of populations, such as children with autism and older children
  • Describe strategies for dealing with resistant clients

Special Feature of this Training:

  • The training will include lots of practice and a wide range of video examples

Module #3: Adapting Theraplay to Work with Trauma and Complex Families

If you work with children who have been traumatized, have attachment disorders or complex families we highly recommend that you attend this program.  It will help you sensitively adapt Theraplay to work with this population.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the concept of developmental trauma disorder
  • Describe three modifications to Theraplay to meet the needs of traumatized children
  • Describe two ways that other modalities can be used in conjunction with Theraplay to meet the treatment needs of traumatized children
  • Describe how to determine when to use Theraplay in the overall treatment course of a client
  • Describe how to adapt feedback sessions with parents to meet the needs of complex families and parents who themselves may be traumatized

Special Features of this Training:

  • Case videos of children who have been traumatized will be shown
  • Participants will practice Theraplay modifications for trauma
  • Participants will develop and practice a treatment plan for one of their traumatized clients

Daily Schedule:

8:00 a.m.  Check-in on first day and coffee service available each day
8:30 – 4:30 Start and end times for each day
A one-hour lunch and two 15-minute breaks will be offered


Theraplay Level Two