Clinic Groups and Programs

Parenting Connections: Virtual Theraplay Parent Support Group (Monthly)

Current Dates: January 20, February 17, 2022
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 pm CST
Who: Open to all parents and caregivers

Join The Theraplay Clinic’s Zaya Gillogly, MSW, LCSW and Kirsten Rieck, MSW, LCSW for an opportunity to connect with other parents, share informal mutual support, and discuss parenting challenges and strategies from a Theraplay perspective.

Zaya Gillogly (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Theraplay Practitioner, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is also the Clinic Manager. Kirsten is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Foundational Theraplay Practitioner. She is a Staff Clinician and manages The Theraplay Clinic’s group programs.

Each group is held from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm CST and is open to all parents and caregivers. These support groups are free but we do ask that you register in advance.

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Kid Connections: Building Social Skills Through Theraplay (Chicago, IL)

All Kid Connections groups are held at The Theraplay Clinic/The Theraplay Institute at 1224 W. Belmont Ave. Fl 1, Chicago, IL 60657. Group times are from 4:00 – 5:00 PM every day.
Limited scholarships are available.

Group 1: March 14, 21, 28, and April 4
Group 2: March 15, 22, 29, and April 5
Group 3: April 18, 25, May 2, and 9
Group 4:  April 19, 26, May 3, and 10

Kid Connections Theraplay Groups are adult-directed, structured play groups that incorporate playful, cooperative and nurturing activities that enhance the emotional well-being of children. Unlike other play group approaches, Theraplay learning takes place on a non-verbal level. Instead of talking about positive social behavior, the group leaders and children DO positive social interaction. Positive messages from the group interaction gradually become a part of the child’s internal sense of self.

In these groups children will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn and practice cooperation between peers
  • Learn and practice self-control
  • Enhance trust of others through concrete, personal and positive experiences
  • Experience warm relationships between themselves and adults and friendships among peers
  • Experience an atmosphere that is warm, nurturing, engaging and challenging
  • Have their basic needs met so they can be freed emotionally to explore their world
  • Receive support with regulatory disorders and tactile issues
  • Improve their cognitive, social and emotional development

Each session is 4 weeks long for one hour per week.

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