Summer Learning Institute

We were as disappointed as you about having to cancel the 2020 International Theraplay Conference. While it is not the same as seeing as all our Theraplay friends in person, we hope that a couple weeks of webinars will keep you excited about how Theraplay has evolved in the past 50(ish) years!

*CEs only available for those licensed in the US and are an additional $10 per approved program – see course descriptions for more details

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Individual Webinars

Register for as many of the Summer Learning Institute courses (or all of them) as you’d like here or through our events calendar!*

Our Summer Learning Institute courses include:

July 13 – The Lives That Created Theraplay Presented by Phyllis Booth and Emily Jernberg

July 14 – Nurture and Play: A Play Therapy Curriculum for Supporting Caregivers and Young Children

July 15 & 16 – By Your Side: A Therapeutic Approach to Transitioning Foster Youth Using Play Therapy

July 17 – Theraplay as a Useful Play Therapy Approach when Working with Child Sexual Abuse

July 22 – Strengthen your Theraplay Assessment and Play Therapy Skills Through the Use of Polyvagal Theory Concepts

July 23 – A Discussion with Bessel van der Kolk

July 28 & 29 – Intersecting Trauma Treatments: Combining EMDR Therapy & Theraplay for Play Therapists

July 30 – Using Group Theraplay as a Play Therapy Bridge for Fragile Families: An Application in Homeless Services

July 31 – Virtual Theraplay 50th Anniversary Party

See our Refund Policy and other FAQs here

  • There are no conflicts of interest or commercial support for the courses included in the SLI.
  • What is your refund policy for the SLI course webinars?
    Refunds will not be issued except in cases where The Theraplay Institute has cancelled a program. 
  • Are transfers allowed? Transfers to different programs or of registered individuals are not allowed.
    • How do I receive continuing education? Please refer to each course description to see which programs are approved for CEs.
      For information on continuing education credits available, please visit our conference page. In order to be eligible for continuing education, attendees must be present for the entirety of the webinar.  The digital platform utilized for the SLI tracks when individuals leave the space and any missed time will disqualify one from receiving full CEs. At the conclusion of the training, participants will receive an email from R. Cassidy Seminars instructing them to complete a course evaluation. The participant’s Certificate of Completion will become available upon completion of the evaluation. All CEs for this course are non-contact (APT) and live interactive webinars. Please consult our website or contact us at [email protected] with any questions regarding CEs. Courses must be completed in their entirety in order to receive CEs.  Partial CEs will not be awarded.
  • Who should attend these courses?
    All courses are for intermediate level mental health practitioners. While completion of Level One Theraplay and MIM training is not required for attendance, those who have completed the training will gain the most value from the SLI courses. The SLI is appropriate for psychologists, social workers, clinical counselors, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, psychiatrists, play therapists, and other related mental health professionals.
    • Will presentation materials be available?
      For those courses where presentation materials are available, PDF files of materials will be emailed to attendees prior to the start of their course. No printed materials will be made available.
  • What time zone are courses scheduled by?
    Each course is scheduled based on Central/Chicago time. If you need to see what time that is where you are located, you can do that here:
  • What if I have additional questions?
    Please give us a call at 1-847-256-7334×125 or email John Castro at [email protected]

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