Theraplay® is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay® interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay® sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.
Intermediate Theraplay Course Agenda:
Day #1: Core Concepts In-Depth and MIM Skill Development
This module will focus on several examples of MIMs (Marschak Interaction Method Assessment) and their interpretation to improve your comfort and skill in administering and interpreting this assessment.
Day #2: Working with Parents and Building Your Theraplay Skills
This module will help improve the breadth of your Theraplay® skill set to bring your Theraplay® work to a higher skill level.
Day#3: Adapting Theraplay to Work with Trauma and Complex Families
If you work with children who have been traumatized, have attachment disorders or complex families we highly recommend that you attend this program. It will help you sensitively adapt Theraplay to work with this population.
Post Graduate professionals who work with children, youth and families and who have completed Theraplay® Level 1 are eligible to register for this workshop. They should have a minimum of one MIM and some Theraplay® sessions completed prior to taking Level 2. Once registrations have been submitted they will receive a letter asking for 3-4 volunteers to present video footage of either one MIM or a segment of a Theraplay® session.
*Participants must submit proof of completion of Level I to firstname.lastname@example.org before they are able to attend the course.
*A professional development letter of completion will be presented to all participants who complete all three days of this workshop.
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