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Module 6 (Oceanside, CA)

November 4, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm PDT

$341.60 – $427
CEs Available: 9.5      |     Prerequisite: Module 5     |     Two Day Training      |     Hybrid

Theraplay® is a child and family modality of play therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. Theraplay involves the parents in play therapy an immediate and positive way.  The involvement gives them experiences of success and pride in their children so they can feel motivated to support them through the play therapy process. Through work with the parents, including helping them develop empathy for their child, conveying practitioner empathy for them, and building their confidence in their parenting capacities, practitioners can support long-term change in the family system.  This four-hour training is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of working with a wide range of parents and caregivers using the Theraplay model. For more information and learning objectives for Theraplay Module 6: Theraplay Application and Role Play visit this page.





Additional Information


This is a two day training split between one virtual day and one in-person day. The virtual day is November 4, 2022 from 9:00am-1:30pm Pacific Time (PDT). The in-person day is November 11, 2022 from 9:00am-4:00pm (PDT). View this module’s detailed agenda.


Kerri Garner, LPC, specializes in the use of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and EMDR along with Theraplay® in her work with children, adolescents, families, and adults from all over the world. An adoptive mother herself, Kerri is passionate about bringing children and their caregivers into closer, healing relationships with each other. While her specialties include childhood abuse, trauma, attachment, PTSD, relationship, and parenting, she enjoys working with cross-cultural transition, immigrant families, and adjustment related to multicultural experiences as well.

  • This training provides an overview of why Theraplay telehealth can be a powerful intervention for families
    • This training provides an extensive experience and application of the theory presented in previous models including how to deliver activities that support:
      • Structure and the creation of felt safety
      • Engagement and using the power of co-regulation to optimize a child’s functioning in relationship
      • Nurture and meeting the need for physical comfort and connection
      • Challenge and the ability to support growth and resilience
    • The training provides explicit direction and practice on how to provide support to the parent within the limitations traditionally faced with remote work
    • This training outlines how to identify when Theraplay Telehealth is not clinically indicated as an appropriate intervention
    • This training provides direction on what a practitioner should do when met with resistance, dysregulation, and other concerning behavior remotely and in-person.

Learning Objectives
    1. Identify and deliver play therapy activities based on all four Theraplay dimensions
    2. Judge if a family is appropriate for Theraplay delivered via telehealth play therapy
    3. Name four ways to prepare yourself and the family for Theraplay Telehealth sessions
    4. Indicate ability to create a complete play therapy session plan based on specific clients
    5. List at least three play therapy activities that support the four dimensions (Structure/Engagement/Nurture/Challenge) in Theraplay Telehealth sessions
    6. Name at least three play therapy activities that support Structure in Theraplay In-Person sessions
    7. Recite at least three play therapy activities that support Engagement in Theraplay In-Person sessions
    8. Identify at least three play therapy activities that support Nurture in Theraplay In-Person sessions
    9. State at least three play therapy activities that support Challenge in Theraplay In-Person sessions
    10. Demonstrate ability to guide parents through the four dimensions in an In-Person session
    11. Integrate the ability to plan and lead a full Theraplay In-Person session

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 Intermediate.


View thimodule’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.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Registration Terms and Conditions


November 4, 2022
9:00 am - 1:30 pm PDT
$341.60 – $427
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WAVE Therapy 2204 El Camino Real, Suite 315 Oceanside CA 92054

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