Level One Theraplay & MIM Workshop

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)

Register:     www.Theraplay.org

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


For more information, contact info@theraplay.org.  To download a flyer, click here