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Two Day Group | Leicestershire, UK

May 25 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm BST

Two Day Training      |    Trainers: Jo Williams & Helen Rodwell

Theraplay® is a child and family modality of play therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. Group Theraplay adapts this play-based modality from a dyadic parent child intervention to a group format focused on the development of healthy peer relationships. A Theraplay Group is an adult-directed, structured play group that incorporates playful, cooperative and nurturing activities that enhance the emotional well-being of children. Unlike other play therapy group approaches, Theraplay learning takes place on a non-verbal level. Instead of talking about positive social behavior, the group leaders and children do positive social interaction. Gradually, positive messages from the groups become a part of the child’s internal sense of himself. This training is for professionals who want to use Theraplay in classrooms, day care, residential settings or with family groups. 

To register, visit Inspire Me Events UK or email Becky Colver at [email protected].



Additional Information


This is a two day training taking place May 25-26, 2023 from 8:30am-4:30pm. View this training’s detailed agenda.


••Create an atmosphere that is warm, nurturing, engaging, and challenging

••• Promote warm relationships between children and adults and friendships among peers

••Engage hard-to-reach children

••Place emphasis on cooperation between children

••Encourage children to learn and practice self- control

••Help children with regulatory disorders and tactile issues

Learning Objectives

••Describe the four dimensions of Theraplay, a modality of play therapy

••Apply Theraplay play principles to group treatment

••Develop play therapy skills in using the group rules and group techniques through practice

••Demonstrate how to adapt the use of group Theraplay in play therapy with various populations

••Describe how nurturing and regulating physical connection can assist a child to feel calm and more organized in a play therapy group setting

••List three effects of complex trauma on a child’s brain and behavior

••Describe three techniques for managing resistance and problem situations in play therapy groups

••List a variety of materials and activities that are appropriate for the group Theraplay model

••List three essential strategies for successful implementation

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 this training’s bibliography for books and other materials referenced in the development of the content for this program.


For information about the cancellation policy, questions and concerns, and inquiries about CEs (if available) for any courses taking place outside of the United States, please reach out to the listed registration contact.

Our FAQ information and especially the CE process do not apply to international trainings.

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

Registration Terms and Conditions


May 25
8:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
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The Three Swans Hotel 21 High Street Market Harborough Leicestershire LE16 7NQ

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