Marschak Interaction Method Skills Development (November 5-6 & December 10-11, 2020) Market Harborough, UK

Trainers: Saara Salo


Market Harborough, UK

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The Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) is a structured technique for observing and assessing the overall quality and nature of relationships between caregivers and child.  It consists of a series of simple tasks designed to elicit behaviors in four primary dimensions in order to evaluate the caregivers’ capacity to:

  • Set limits and provide an appropriately ordered environment (Structure)
  • Engage the child in interaction while being attuned to the child’s state (Engagement)
  • Meet the child’s needs for attention, soothing and care (Nurture)
  • Support and encourage the child’s efforts to achieve at a developmentally appropriate level (Challenge)
  • And the child’s ability to respond to the caregivers’ efforts

The MIM takes from 30 to 60 minutes and is usually videotaped.  There are sets of tasks designed to be used in each of four age groups: infant, toddler, pre-school/school age, and adolescent.  Materials needed to perform the tasks are simple and readily available (such as blocks, squeaky toys, drawing paper)

This two day training will prepare the participants to administer and interpret the MIM at a beginner level.  The learning objectives are:

  • Describe the basic attachment and theoretical concepts underlying the analysis of the MIM
  • Demonstrate how to set up and administer the MIM
  • Develop observational skills to assess the parent-child interaction using the four dimensions of Structure,Engagement, Nurture and Challenge; Theraplay is a modality of play therapy.
  • Apply a culturally sensitive perspective to the interpretation of the MIM
  • Describe 3 guiding principles for planning a feedback session
  • Utilize the MIM as a guide for treatment planning
  • List 3 elements of the MIM report.

Who Should Attend

This program is a “stand-alone” program for those who want to learn the MIM but don’t do Theraplay treatment, as well as those who have been trained in Theraplay and want to improve their skills at administering and interpreting the MIM. It is for:

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Family Therapists
  • Play Therapists
  • Adoption Preservation Counselors

Special Features of MIM Training

  • You will see examples of a variety of MIM’s
  • You will leave the training with the materials and knowledge base to begin conducting MIM assessments
  • Supervision of your first MIM’s is available for an extra fee

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The price will vary outside the United States and Canada


Marschak Interaction Method Manual and Card Set, a $90 value

Daily Schedule:

8:00 a.m. Check-in; coffee service available 

8:30 – 4:30 Start and end times

Cancellations: Full refunds minus a $50 processing fee will be granted for cancellations made at least 21 days prior to the training. No refund will be granted for cancellation made less than 21 days prior, although we will credit your payment to another training.  Credits must be used within 3 years of cancellation date or will be forfeited.

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