Using NMT Principles in Theraplay Practice
November 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm CST
*CEs only available for those licensed in the US
No APT credit available
**Must have taken Level One Theraplay & MIM or Modules 1-3
This is a 2 day virtual training
November 11-12, 2021
Trainers: Mary Ring and Dr. Erica Lam
This course will describe NMT principals and explore the use of them during play therapy case intake, treatment planning, and Theraplay interaction. Theraplay is a type of play therapy that is used to create stronger attachment bonds in parent/child relationships, as well as provide better interpersonal patterns in group interactions.
Particular characteristics of doing intake for NMT mapping will be presented and contrasted to gathering developmental history for typical play therapy/Theraplay intakes. Participants will then be guided to develop and implement practical activities to use for the purpose of reorganizing neural patterns while carrying out the process of Theraplay treatment. The goal of play therapy treatment for using presented types of activities are for creating stronger relational and regulation neural patterns for parent/child interactions.
- List at least 8 NMT principles that can be useful in Theraplay, a type of play therapy
- Compare the similarities and differences of gathering developmental history for treatment plan for play therapy in a typical Theraplay case and for NMT mapping
- Apply NMT principles to each of Theraplay dimensions
- Explain how NMT principles encourage attunement of caregiver to match and meet the child’s intimacy needs through Theraplay sessions
- List 4 similarities of NMT regulatory activities to Theraplay play therapy activities
- Explain the principal of state dependent regulation, a key element of successful Theraplay
- List three possible outcome measures from NTM scoring that would be useful in creating a Theraplay play therapy treatment plan.
- List 3 possible interventions for a client who presents with more severe body and emotional dysregulation based on NMT results before the application of Theraplay
- Discuss the benefit of presenting a NMT map to the adults in a child’s life during parent consults in Theraplay
9:00 Introduction/Comparison of NMT intake to that of Play Therapy/Theraplay
10:00 Introduction to NMT map obtained from intake information
10:45 Discussion of NMT map presentation with caregivers – benefits for beginning treatment and future consultations
11:30 Brief Introduction to NMT principles
1:00 Applying NMT principles to each of Theraplay dimensions.
2:45 Using NMT outcome measures to develop Theraplay treatment plan
3:30 Using NMT principles to achieve attunement and felt safety in Theraplay sessions for therapists and caregivers
9:00 Brief intro and play
9:15 NMT principle of state dependent regulation
10:45 Using NMT activities with the highly dysregulated before beginning Theraplay
1:00 NMT regulatory activities similar to Theraplay activities
2:00 Presentation of Case Study
3:15 Presentation of Case Study
4:15 Questions and Wrap Up Activity
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