Foundational, Intermediate, and Certified Theraplay Practitioners in good standing and with an active membership may take advantage of free online networking events! Join us in these meetings where we will have various TTI affiliates share their passion projects and other Theraplay centered accomplishments in an informal setting. Additional dates TBD.
Our first meeting will be held on March 16th, 2023 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm CST. Our very own Executive Director Mandy Jones-Fischer, Clinic Manager Zaya Gillogly, and Kathleen Bush from The Baby Fold will present and discuss The Theraplay Clinic and The Theraplay Institute’s collaboration with The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. This partnership focused on supporting the conducting of research to demonstrate reliability and validity of the Child and Adolescent Wellbeing Scales (CAWS), which came about to assess socio-emotional health and risk; researched through observing interactions between a child and a caregiver to indicate patterns of attachment.
Our second meeting will be held on April 20th, 2023 from 9 am to 11 am CST. Over the past year, an international committee of Theraplay trainers and supervisors has developed and updated Theraplay Wheel! Members of this committee, including Board Member Fiona Peacock and Content Developer Jessica Weidel will discuss how this wheel is a visual representation of the Goals of Theraplay Treatment, the Four Dimensions of Healthy Attachment, as well as Nine Core Concepts that are interwoven within all Theraplay work. It was developed as part of a full revamp of the Level 1 training material, which will be piloted in the coming months. We all want, in the Theraplay community, to be familiar with this new way of conceptualizing Theraplay, and begin to use this visual aid in their Theraplay work.