Join the thousands of child and family professionals who have added Theraplay to their skill set. This November, the Center for Connection is proud to host this wonderful training opportunity.
November 6-9, 2018 (We’ll meet 8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day, except on Friday, November 9th, when training will conclude at 3:30 pm)
Where: Pasadena, CA
Where: The Center For Connection (1021 E. Walnut #200, Pasadena, CA 91106)
The training fee includes a Theraplay book and up to 26 CE hours (for those who qualify).
Who Should Attend? Psychologists and Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Clinical Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, School Counselors, Play Therapists, Infant Mental Health Professionals, Special Education Teachers, and other professionals who work with kids and families in a clinical capacity and who are looking to deepen their understanding of Theraplay
What is Theraplay? Theraplay is a short-term, therapist-guided dyadic psychotherapy that focuses on parent-child relationships and has been accepted by SAMHSA as an evidence-based practice. It:
Enhances attachment, self-esteem, and trust in others through joyful engagement
Elicits cooperation and improves behavior issues in children through positive connection
Creates an active and empathic connection between child and parents
Focuses on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: structure, engagement, nurture and challenge
Results in changed view of the self as worthy and loveable, and of relationships as positive
How does Theraplay Differ from Other Kinds of Child Therapy?
It directly involves the parents or caregivers in change
It is active, interpersonal, and fun
Progress can be made quickly
It focuses on strengthening the parent-child relationship
It focuses on the “here and now”
It can be used with young children or children with developmental delays
The “Theraplay Way” flows easily from clinical setting to home
Theraplay is appropriate for all ages - infancy through adolescence
Learning Objectives include:
Administer and analyze the MIM
Utilize the MIM as a guide for treatment planning
Describe the four dimensions of Theraplay and demonstrate one activity from each dimension
Describe ways to adapt Theraplay treatment to meet the needs of a child with complex trauma
Describe how to guide parents to participate in a Theraplay session
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