Event Details - THERAPLAY: Level One & MIM Training
|Title:||THERAPLAY: Level One & MIM Training|
|Type of Activity:||Workshops & Seminars|
|Objective of Course / Workshop:||
Theraplay® is an evidenced based short-term, attachment-focues intervention utilising non-symbolic, interactional play to re-create experiences of secure attachment formation between parent and child. The interactive sequences are carefully structured by the practitioner to make possible the pleasure of being together and shared enjoyment in the child's mastery. These elements of shared positive emotions are crucial in restructuring the attachment relationship towards greater organisation and security. Theraplay's® Core Concepts consist of interaction, here and now experience, adult guidance, attunement, right brain language, multisensory experience, and playfulness as well as the Theraplay® Dimensions of Structure, Engagement, Nurture and Challenge.
Whilst other therapies may work primarily with the child alone or simply work with parents/carers on managing the child’s behaviours, Theraplay® focuses on the parent/carer-child relationship which is the most powerful and influential element to create change. In treatment, the Theraplay® therapist guides the parent and child through playful, fun games, and developmentally nurturing and challenging activities. The very act of engaging each other in this way helps the parent regulate the child’s behaviour and communicate love, joy, and safety to the child. This results in the child's changed view of self as lovable and worthy of relationships that are positive and rewarding, along with building confidence in the parent’s capacity to parent. Theraplay® is an essential treatment modality for professionals who work with children and families to have in their skill set, and is a complimentary model to Dyadic Developmental Practice (developed by Dan Hughes).
Theraplay® has been used successfully to help:
|Course / Workshop Outline:||
Who should attend this training?
Practitioners working with children and families ranging from Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Counsellors, Play Therapists, Special Education & Early Childhood Specialists, Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Residential Care Workers and Foster Support Workers.
For practitioners just wanting to know the basic concepts the one-day introduction course is available (1st Mar) designed for anyone wanting to know the basic concepts of Theraplay® or considering adding Theraplay® to their practice, refer for treatment, or work with others using Theraplay®
Attendees of the one-day course who go on to register for Level One course may qualify for a discount (please contact us for details)
|Course / Workshop content:||
You will learn:
We recommend beginning with an easier case to get practice and confidence before trying to work with complex families or trauma. Participants are referred to the Theraplay® book which underpins the approach.
|Start/End Date:||30/04/2019 to 03/05/2019|
|Time:||09:00:00 - 17:00:00|
|Presenter / Provider:||Alison Saxton (AUS)|
|Contact Name:||Compass Office|
|Contact Phone:||0455 544 577|
|Qualifications:||Certified Theraplay® therapist, supervisor and trainers. Occupational Therapy|
Alison Saxton is an Occupational Therapist and Senior Clinician at Act for Kids, and one of only two Australian Certified Theraplay® therapist, supervisor and trainer.
|Address:||Adina Apartment Hotel Surry Hills|
|Address 2:||359 Crown Street|
|Is there disability parking and entry?||Yes|
|Are meals included with this event?||Yes|
|If yes, what meals?||Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch|
|Cost ($):||1950 - 2300|
|Registration Instruction (if applicable):|