Webinars & Distance Learning

**CEs are not available for on-demand webinars**

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For our live webinar schedule, including Online Group Supervisions and Watching the Masters, please visit our calendar.

*Live and recorded webinars are NON-REFUNDABLE

Theraplay Training Resource Videos

Setting up an MIM
The Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) is an assessment tool unique to Theraplay. In this video you will see how to set up and MIM assessment for a parent and child.

Sunshine Circles Video Examples
If you have purchased the Sunshine Circles Manual, you can see activities being used in the classroom through our short video here.

Professional Development Webinars

Theraplay and TBRI: Combining Attachment-Focused Interventions to Treat Trauma* NEW! (*limited time!)
Have you ever wondered what other interventions might pair well with Theraplay? What is an intervention that focuses heavily on working with parents? Is there an intervention that heavily incorporates sensory processing into treating trauma? Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) might just be the intervention you seek. In this workshop, you will learn about the history of TBRI and how it was developed by Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross. You will gain insight into how TBRI’s three pillars of trauma-informed care are aligned with Theraplay’s four dimensions of parent-child relationships. Building strong attachment and empathy are hallmarks of both interventions and this course will help you understand the basics of how to marry the two.

Working with Dissociation in Children within Theraplay: Overcoming Impasses* NEW (*limited time)
In this special program, Karen introduces an adapted version of Janina Fisher’s Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment model to working with children in play therapy. This model works particularly well within Theraplay sessions, as Theraplay is a relational therapy where children often trigger into dissociative parts. This dissociation can lead to sessions going wrong and/or becoming stuck. This can be frustrating and disheartening for play therapists. However, once therapists understand that the child is dissociating and how to work with this, the therapist can effectively process the trauma with the child using Theraplay activities. Children and parents feel more empowered and more in control as a result.

Administer an MIM Online
Our world seems to be changing daily as a result of COVID-19.  The one thing that hasn’t changed is the need to respond to clients in need, and with COVID-19, it seems everyone could use more support and social interaction.  So, how can we get a new Theraplay client started over telehealth platforms?  Let a Theraplay pro show you how to administer a MIM!

An Introduction to Theraplay
This four-hour online course features Certified Theraplay Trainers Phyllis Booth, LMFT, LCPC, RPT/S, Sandra Lindaman, LCSW, and Dafna Lender, LCSW. Shot in front of a live training group, the video can be viewed in its entirety, or viewed and shown in chapters.

Clinical Applications of the Adult Attachment Theory Interview with Miriam Steele, Ph.D.
This webinar outlines the main theoretical constructs and contributions from recent developments in attachment theory and research. A special focus will be on the Adult Attachment Interview and discovering its utility to inform clinical practice.

Cultural Context of Trauma
Dafna Lender, LCSW, will explore the various cultural lenses from which to evaluate psychological, family and community trauma. Several case examples that show how different cultural perspectives lead to different diagnoses and treatment goals of trauma will be discussed.

Identifying and Working with Metaphors: ‘Aha Moments’
Within each family’s culture are metaphors that symbolize their reality.  These metaphors often shape their resistance or openness to change and can subtly affect the practitioner.  Thus, the practitioner’s job is to find and use those metaphors to direct change.

Theraplay Telehealth Activities Demonstrated PART 1
Join Theraplay Therapists and Trainers Dafna Lender and Andrea Bushala as they walk you through how to do each activity in the Theraplay Activities for Telehealth digital download.

Theraplay Telehealth Activities Demonstrated PART 2
This video contains many completely new activities as well as ways to adapt a variety of in person activities for the telehealth format.

Summer Learning Institute Recordings

The Lives that Created Theraplay
Join us for a conversation with Ann’s daughter, Emily Jernberg, PhD, clinical psychologist, and Phyllis Booth, MA, Emeritus Clinical Director of TTI and author of the 2nd & 3rd editions of Theraplay. They will share the fascinating stories of the people who contributed to Theraplay’s origins.

Using Group Theraplay as a Play Therapy Bridge for Fragile Families: An Application in Homeless Services
This workshop will examine how Group Theraplay can benefit families in crisis, families displaced, and in transient or emergency accommodation. Joanna Fortune will explore her hypothesis of Group Theraplay providing a secure play therapy space for families experiencing an absence of a secure base.

Parent Webinars

Theraplay for Parents
Jessica Weidel, M.Ed., LMHC, is a Theraplay therapist, supervisor, and trainer.  She lives in Spokane, WA with her husband and two children, ages 6 and 3.  Jessica will review the Theraplay dimensions as they relate to parenting children at different stages of development. She will use real life examples and video from her own family to demonstrate ways of weaving the Theraplay approach into the everyday life.

Helping your Clingy, Irritable, Angry Child
This webinar was a parent workshop offered at The Theraplay Institute in Evanston, IL (co-sponsored by The Cradle) by Kirsten Borgemeyer, LCSW on June 6, 2015.

Tired of Timeouts? Discipline with Attachment in Mind
When children have been adopted, or experiened loss, traditional methods of discipline may prove ineffective and even potentially damaging. This video will demonstrate how discipline can still correct behavior while keeping a strong, healthy connection with your child.

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