Renske Geurink


in Orthopedagogiek, is a certified Theraplay Practitioner and trained to be a Supervisor and trainer. She works in her own mental health care practice in The Hague, the Netherlands. She specializes in Infant Mental Health and working with kids with autism. Renske is married and has three kids. If you want to reach her, just send an e-mail to: [email protected]

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Judith Blaauw

In 2000 I graduated as an Art therapist and worked with children and their parents ever since– first as a groupworker with mentally disabled children in a residential institute and with children with psychological problems in a day care treatment center. Later on as an art therapist, in 2012, I joined the Theraplay training Level 1 and in 2015, with great joy and pride, I received my certificate: Certified Theraplay Practitioner. In January 2016 I started my own practice and play with children and their parents almost every day. In 2017 I participated at the DDP1 training with Dafna Lender.

In 2014 and 2015 I was an assistant trainer with Marja Appel for the Level 1. And at this moment I work with Bettie Sleeuw, as a Certified Associate Supervisor at The Theraplay Academie in the Netherlands.

You can look at my website and contact me at: / [email protected] 

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Joanna Fortune


is a Psychotherapist and Attachment specialist specialising in child and adolescent Psychotherapy with over 20 years’ experience working with children and families. She is the author of 4 best-selling books 15-Minute Parenting (0-7 years; 8-12 years and Teenage years) and Why We Play.  She is a Doctoral Candidate with Middlesex University. Joanna is an experienced trainer and supervisor as well as a recognised speaker and media contributor in her field of work.  She hosts her own podcast, 15-Minute Parenting, is the weekly parenting consultant on Newstalk FM in Ireland and writes a parenting column for the Irish Examiner newspaper.

She is a Theraplay Practitioner, trainer and supervisor and is the Country lead for Theraplay in Ireland.   Joanna has seen the benefit of early intervention and loves working with children and teens where she strongly believes small changes can make a big difference in young lives. Her practice and philosophy are based on the premise of less tears and more laughter. Joanna believes that play is a state of mind and a way of being and that we should all be in pursuit of a more playful way of life. 

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Virginie Vandenbroucke

I got my first degree in clinical psychology in 1985. I worked in child motherhood prevention service (PMI) as well as in the child welfare service (ASE) with children who were neglected or maltreated mainly with young children. In 1997 I graduated in perinatal haptonomy and haptopsychotherapy, which uses emotional touching to develop the child-parent relationship since pregnancy and in psychotherapy, and I then practiced as a psychotherapist in a public consultation depending on the hospital. (CMP)
Then for 20 years I stopped working as a psychotherapist to take care of my 3 daughters but I continued my activity of support of prenatal parent-child relationship with haptonomy. In 2014, at the same time as taking up a private practice, I got a degree in theory of attachment. In 2016 I discovered Theraplay. I am one of the first Theraplay therapists certified in France, passionate about this form of work that combines my theoretical understanding underpinned by my university degree and my clinical practice carried by haptonomy. I practice with babies, children and adolescents and their parents. I am also certified since January 2019 as Theraplay Supervisor which allows me to develop my pleasure of transmission and my enthusiasm for Theraplay. You can contact me at [email protected]

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Marie Olsen-Kludt


is both a Certified Theraplay Therapist, Trainer and Supervisor and a Certified EMDR Therapist. Furthermore, she is a Specialist and Supervisor in Child Psychology and Clinical Psychology.

Marie is the Executive Director of Theraplay Denmark. Among other theoretical understandings she has specialized in NeuroAffective Developmental Psychology, an approach developed by psychologist Susan Hart, bridging theories of emotional development with brain research, and creating new ways to understand psychotherapy with children and families. Since 2007 she has worked in her own private practice as a clinical psychologist and over the years she has specialized in therapeutic work in the areas of complex trauma, fostering and adoption and in children – and parents – with varied difficulties in forming relationships. Marie often combines different modalities to capture the complexity of her work. In combination with Theraplay she often combines with EMDR, Dyadic Development Psychotherapy, Existential Psychotherapy, Systemic and Narrative Psychotherapy.

She has written a chapter about the Marchak Interaction Method published in a book about attachment-based assessment methods as well as a chapter about MIM seen in the light of the NeuroAffective Compasses for the upcoming Clinical Handbook – How to use MIM edited by Sara Saalo and Phyllis Booth. She teaches and supervises professionals and gives workshops and trainings all over Denmark.

Before Marie became a psychologist, she was a schoolteacher, and has a broad experience within the educational area. After she obtained her degree of psychology in 2002, she worked within the local Educational Psychology Department of Counselling for several years.
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