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November 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm AEDT

$1500 – $1750

Theraplay Level 2 & MIM

Registrants should have attended Level One, and have experience using Theraplay in their work before attending this training.

The training will include lots of practice and a wide range of video examples. Each day will include at least one case presentation to enhance your learning experience. Making a case presentation is not required, but is an option if you would like to receive supervision.

Participants will practice Theraplay modifications for trauma, along with developing and practicing a treatment plan for traumatised clients.

Day 1: Core Concepts In-Depth and MIM Skill Development
This module will focus on several examples of MIMs and their interpretation to improve your comfort and skill in administering and interpreting this assessment.
In-depth application of the core concepts of Theraplay and current relevant research to case material
Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) by Dimension: an in-depth analysis using case examples
Observation and analysis of MIM using case material
The Parent feedback session: preparation and implementation to enhance the therapeutic relationship with caregivers

Learning Objectives:
Describe the underlying principles of Theraplay, a modality of play therapy, and their relationship to current attachment and brain research
Administer and analyze the MIM at an intermediate skill level
Develop skills in the use of the MIM for treatment planning
Describe how to use feedback sessions with parents to transmit a sense of hopefulness and trust

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.
Assessment of complex parents using case material: clinical decision making related to contraindications for Theraplay
Working with caregiver’s attachment history in Theraplay treatment planning, feedback sessions and progress
Implementation of the parent demonstration session
Managing resistance throughout the treatment process
Managing countertransference in your work with children and families
Role play and practice of activities

Learning Objectives:
Describe methods for overcoming parental resistance
Describe factors that influence the decision of whether to include parents in the treatment session
Demonstrate how to use a wider range of Theraplay activities and techniques
Describe how to adapt Theraplay, a modality of play Theraplay, to work with a wider range of populations, such as children with autism and older children
Describe strategies for dealing with resistant clients

Day 3: Adapting Theraplay to Work with Trauma and Complex Families
If you work with children who have been traumatised, 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.
Developmental trauma and Theraplay: Clinical decision making
Adaptation of activities for clients and families impacted by trauma
Engaging caregivers with their own trauma history in treatment process
Integration of Theraplay with other modalities to meet the needs of children and families
Adaptation of activities for different populations

Learning Objectives:
Describe the concept of complex trauma
Describe three modifications to Theraplay, a modality of play therapy, to meet the needs of traumatised children
Assess when to use Theraplay in the overall treatment course of a client.
Describe how to adapt treatment to meet the needs of parents who themselves may be traumatised

Maximum 36 Participants



November 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am
November 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
$1500 – $1750
Event Category:


Compass Seminars
0455 544 577


The Glen Hotel
24 Gaskell Street
Eight Mile Plains, QLD 4113 Australia
0455 544 577

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