Nurture and Play: Part 2 (November 5-6, 2020)

November 5-6, 2020

Hanna Lampi, OT, Family Psychotherapist, Theraplay Trainer, NaP trainer

The Theraplay Institute
Evanston, IL

Nurture and Play (NaP) is a short-term, parent-child play therapy intervention based upon the combination of Theraplay ( and mentalizing. NaP is appropriate for those implementing play therapy with dyads, families, or groups.  It can be used with parents as early as during pregnancy.  It is a structured curriculum and one that is easily delivered in a wide variety of settings.  It can be combined with other play therapy treatment modalities. The NaP curriculum can be delivered over the course of 4, 6, or 8+ play therapy sessions, depending on the needs of the family and clinical setting. NaP is most appropriate for children ages 0-5.  While it can be used to address existing struggles between parents and children, it is best utilized to prevent relationship and developmental challenges for at-risk families. 

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe three play-based theories that are the basis for the intervention
  2. Explain how mentalization is a key element of parenting in play therapy
  3. Incorporate Theraplay-based activities to foster connection between parent and children
  4. Demonstrate how attachment can be fostered through play-based interactions
  5. Express how to assist parents in becoming more emotionally available
  6. Identify two tenants found in the work with depressed pregnant mothers led to the creation of Nurture and Play
  7. Administer the Nurture and Play play therapy assessment tool as part of initial phase of working with families
  8. Create play therapy treatment plans based upon Nurture and Play curriculum
  9. Implement Nurture and Play play therapy sessions with parents and children
  10. Assess parental reflective capacity through video feedback




Continuing education credits will be available

About the Trainer:
Hanna Lampi, OT, is a family psychotherapist and a Certified Theraplay Therapist, Trainer, Supervisor and Family Therapist. Hanna graduated from Espoo Polytechnic as a day care nurse in 1990, working in different areas in day care from 1990-1995. In 2002 she graduated from Helsinki Polytechnic as an Occupational Therapist. She has worked in the Child Psychiatric clinic in Helsinki District Hospital. She specializes in occupational therapy for children and adolescents, and currently has her own practice in Espoo, Finland providing Occupational Therapy services, Theraplay, Family Therapy, Nurture and Play intervention, supervision and teaching Theraplay and NaP. She is also a member of the board of the Finnish Theraplay association. She is currently doing her Masters in Occupational Therapy and studying to become a Psychotherapy trainer. Her first children's book was published in 2018.

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