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A Neuro-Sequential Approach to Theraplay

July 10 @ 7:45 am - 11:00 am CDT

CEs Available: 3     |     One Day Training      |     Virtual

This workshop will focus on Family Futures’ unique neuro-sequential approach to Theraplay and the evidence-based Neuro-Physiological  Psychotherapy Model (NPP). The workshop will provide a body-based perspective of working with children and families; such as how calming the body and regulating the nervous system is essential for children and their families who have experienced trauma, no matter the treatment approach being offered. Family Futures specialises in integrating sensory, somatic and body-based approaches into all aspects of therapy for complex trauma. This model is an essential foundation enabling children, adults and the Theraplay practitioner to find an internal sense of calm so that they can begin to engage in relationships and the capacity to play. The program will enable participants to reflect on their own bodies and nervous systems as well as provide tools for them to integrate into their Theraplay practice. 




Additional Information


This one day virtual training will take place July 10, 2023 from 7:45am-11:00am Central Time. View agenda.


Jay Vaughan, MBE, is a State Registered Dramatherapist, a Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist, a Theraplay Practitioner, Supervisor and Trainer as well as a Somatic Experience Practitioner. Jay is a CEO and Registered Manager of Family Futures CIC, a ‘not for profit’ Voluntary Adoption Agency and Independent Fostering Agency based in London UK. Read full bio.

  • Family Futures’ NPP evidence-based model 
  • The impact of trauma on a child’s development  
  • The impact of vicarious trauma  
  • The neurosequential approach to Theraplay  
  • Experiential body-based activity 
  • Case example 
  • Implication for Theraplay practice with traumatised children 

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the ways in which Family Futures has incorporated sensory, somatic and body-based approaches into all aspects of therapy for complex trauma.
  • Describe at least three bodily cues indicating a practitioner’s own nervous system activation.  Identify and track signs of nervous system activation in clients.
  • Specify when to modify interventions for trauma based on the practitioner’s increased awareness of the physiological impact on the nervous system.

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.


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.

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

Registration Terms and Conditions


July 10
7:45 am - 11:00 am CDT
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