Supervisor:Jessica Weidel, MEd, LMHC | Virtual | One Day Event
Theraplay Web Supervision will expose you to a variety of cases and levels of Theraplay skills. You will learn more about Theraplay just by observing. And, seeing the success and challenges of your colleagues as they work toward Theraplay certification will give you a realistic model to evaluate your own skills and build confidence.
- First two sessions are free. Current Foundational, Intermediate, and Certified Theraplay Association members may attend all web supervisions for free! Email [email protected] for your special access code.
- Observers pay $15/session after their two free observations
- All observers must have completed Level One Theraplay & MIM or Module 3: Marschak Interaction Method: Administration, Scoring, and Feedback for Theraplay Practice
- Interested in presenting? Email Practicum Coordinator, Jessica Kuzniewski, at [email protected]
CEs Available: 19.5 | Prereq: Level One Theraplay or Module 6, and 6 months using Theraplay | Three Day Training | Virtual
Level Two Theraplay training is intended for therapists who have been implementing the Theraplay treatment protocol within their practice for at least 6 months. It is an opportunity to come together as clinicians and review Theraplay cases, share ideas, and learn from one another’s experience. We will discuss and process in-depth the ways in which we see examples of the four dimensions of Theraplay within our own play therapy cases. We will analyze an MIM together to deepen your understanding of this play therapy assessment tool. We will discuss ways to enhance Theraplay-based work with parents and process the challenges of working with complex parents. We will discuss the ways in which our own attachment histories are present in the play therapy room. We will consider ways in which culture and race impact our Theraplay work and we will discuss and practice adaptations for trauma when using Theraplay. We will discuss and practice ways in which to adapt and engage in Theraplay treatment with special populations (adolescents, ASD, foster/adopt). Level Two Theraplay training is intended to be experiential and discussion-based. You will be asked to share a Theraplay session of your own in order to receive support, feedback, and ideas from the trainer and attendees.
This is a hybrid training split between virtual and in-person days. The virtual day is January 31, 2022 from 9:00am – 1:30pm Central time and the in-person day is February 18, 2022 from 9:00am – 4:00pm Central time. View this module’s detailed agenda.
Andrea Bushala, MSW, LCSW, RPT – Andrea obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago with a dual specialization in School Social Work and Children and Families. In addition to Theraplay, Andrea is trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychology, narrative work and art therapy techniques. Andrea is a Certified Theraplay Practitioner, Group Theraplay Trainer and Supervisor-in-Training.
- Day 1
- In-depth application of the core concepts of Theraplay and current relevant research to case material
- Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) by Dimension: an in-depth analysis using case examples
- Observation and analysis of MIM using case material
- The Parent feedback session: preparation and implementation to enhance the therapeutic relationship with caregivers
- Day 2
- Assessment of complex parents using case material: clinical decision making related to contraindications for Theraplay
- Working with caregiver’s attachment history in Theraplay treatment planning, feedback sessions and progress
- Implementation of the parent demonstration session
- Managing resistance throughout the treatment process
- Managing countertransference in your work with children and families
- Role play and practice of activities
- Day 3
- Developmental trauma and Theraplay: Clinical decision making
- Adaptation of activities for clients and families impacted by trauma
- Engaging caregivers with their own trauma history in treatment process
- Integration of Theraplay with other modalities to meet the needs of children and families
- Adaptation of activities for different populations
- Identify the underlying principles of Theraplay, a modality of play therapy, and their
relationship to current attachment and brain research
- Administer and analyze the MIM and an intermediate skill level
- Extrapolate skills in the use of the MIM for Theraplay treatment planning
- Describe how to use feedback sessions with parents to transmit a sense of hopefulness and trust in play therapy treatment
- Describe Theraplay methods for overcoming parental resistance
- Report factors that influence the decision of whether to include parents in Theraplay treatment sessions
- Describe 3 ways in which race and culture might impact Theraplay work with parents and/or children
- Identify ways in which one’s own attachment history might impact their Theraplay work with clients
- Demonstrate how to use a wider range of Theraplay activities and techniques
- Relate how to adapt Theraplay, a modality of play therapy, to work with a wider range of populations, such as children with autism and older children
- Apply Theraplay strategies for dealing with resistant clients
- Describe the concept of complex trauma and how it applies to Theraplay
- Describe three modifications to Theraplay, a modality of play therapy, to meet the needs of traumatized children
- Assess when to use Theraplay in the overall play therapy treatment course of a client
- Describe how to adapt Theraplay treatment to meet the needs of parents who may have been traumatized
Who Should Attend?
People who work with children and families in many different capacities will benefit from training programs offered by The Theraplay Institute. Visit our Who Should Attend page for more information. This course’s Content Level is Advanced.
View this program’s bibliography for books and other materials referenced in the development of the content for this program.
For information about our CE process, cancellation policy, and how to contact us with questions and concerns visit our FAQ page. Attendance of the entirety of a program (in-person or virtual) is required in order to receive continuing education or a letter of completion.
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