Theraplay® is a child and family modality of play therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. Theraplay involves the parents in play therapy an immediate and positive way. The involvement gives them experiences of success and pride in their children so they can feel motivated to support them through the play therapy process. Through work with the parents, including helping them develop empathy for their child, conveying practitioner empathy for them, and building their confidence in their parenting capacities, practitioners can support long-term change in the family system.
This four-hour training is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of working with a wide range of parents and caregivers using the Theraplay model.
We will use video, trainers demonstrate treatment of a real client families
The training is interactive, intense and practical—trainees will leave with the knowledge and skills to begin work with parents using play therapy to address complex family system issues
It features video of Theraplay treatment with many different clients in addition to the demonstration family
The training includes interactive sessions to practice a variety of way to support parents in the therapeutic process.
The training concludes role play as parents, as well as practitioners, to provide an embodied experience of the theoretical learning.
Trainees will see how to adapt Theraplay for video therapy, focusing on the important role that parents play as the cofacilitator of the therapeutic process