Webinars & Distance Learning

**CEs are not available for webinars unless marked otherwise**

For more information on any CEs available through our webinars, please contact info@theraplay.org

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

*Live 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

Applying Polyvagal Theory Principles to Play Therapy/Child Psychotherapy
*We are currently working on this recording. Thank you for your patience and we will have it available shortly.
Would you like to understand Polyvagal Theory (PVT) better and know how it can help you in your work with children and caregivers? Most presentations about PVT focus on adult treatment, despite the fact that it is early experiences that create the felt sense of safety or defense. It is critical for all play therapy child and caregiver clients to feel safe and to be able to co-regulate; this is especially true for clients who have sustained trauma. This presentation will clarify the main points of PVT, show you the impact of physiological state on the child and caregiver client and detail how PVT concepts can be used more intentionally to strengthen your play therapy. Video and literature clinical examples of clients presenting issues of medical trauma, traumatic loss, orphanage care and adoption, dysregulation, autism, selective mutism, and parenting difficulties will illustrate assessment, planning and treatment advice.

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

NEW!! 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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