What is Theraplay Seminar

What is Theraplay? An Overview Seminar for Professionals (click here for parent programming)
CEs:  6
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$125/$95 for each additional person from the same organization


 Special discounted fee if you work in Evanston or Skokie: $50 (Use your work address when registering and enter discount code: EVSTN)

Who Should Attend:

This program is designed for professionals who would like to know more about Theraplay because they are considering adding Theraplay to their practice, refer others for treatment, or work with others using Theraplay.  It is suitable for graduate students and professors as well as practicing clinicians.

Special Features of this training:

  • The training includes interactive sessions to practice a variety of Theraplay activities
  • You will see video examples of several Theraplay clients
  • Graduates of this seminar who wish to register for Level One Theraplay & MIM training may qualify for a discount
    (contact us)

Learning Objectives for this seminar:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the Theraplay model, a model of play therapy, and it's roots in Attachment Theory
  • Describe how the Theraplay dimensions of Structure, Engagement, Nurture and Challenge are used to meet children's needs and address behavior problems
  • Demonstrate 2 activities from each of Theraplay's four dimensions
  • Explain basic knowledge of how the MIM is utilized to assess the parent-child relationship and to plan treatment
  • Describe how Theraplay interactions are conducted with preschool and school age children, children with developmental problems, and groups
  • Explain how parents participate in Theraplay sessions

Program Content:

  • Principles of attachment theory on an intellectual and experiential level
  • The Four Dimensions of Theraplay for child development 
  • An overview of the Theraplay protocol
  • An overview of the Marschak Interaction Method (MIM), the assessment tool specific to Theraplay
  • An overview of the role of parents throughout treatment
  • An introduction to adapting Theraplay to Groups and different populations

Daily Schedule:

8:30 a.m. Check-in and coffee service available
9:00 – 4:30 start and end times
A one-hour lunch and two 15-minute breaks will be offered

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What is Theraplay Seminar