• January 7, 2020

Level One Theraplay® & MIM Training Workshop 2020

 

In view of the current health situation, the Level One Theraplay & MIM Training Workshop has been postponed to April 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

4-day training workshop in SAMHSA-recognised Level One Theraplay® & Marschak Interaction Method.

 

1st Run Date: Postponed to Apr 2021
2nd Run Date: Postponed to Apr 2021

Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Venue: Morning Star Training Centre
Block 323A Sengkang East Way
#01-545 Singapore 541323

 

Theraplay is a therapist-guided dyadic psychotherapy that focuses on parent-child relationships and has been accepted by SAMHSA in the United Sates as an evidence-based practice.

 

Theraplay:

  • 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 children and parents
  • Focuses on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: structure, engagement, nurture and challenge
  • Results in a changed view of the self as worthy and loveable, and of relationships as positive
  • Is appropriate for all ages from infancy through to adolescence

 

In the sessions, the therapist guides the parent and child through playful games, challenging activities, and nurturing interactions. Theraplay helps the child experience previously difficult interactions in new ways, helps overcome fear, increases trust and creates a positive change in the child’s sense of self. Theraplay helps the parent to be attuned to the child, understand the motives of the child’s behaviour and underlying needs, manage environmental stimuli and carefully guide the child in a safe place.

The Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) Assessment is a structured technique for observing and assessing the relationship between two individuals, such as the parent or caregiver and child. It consists of a series of simple tasks designed to elicit a range of behaviours in four dimensions.

 

Training Objectives

Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Administer the MIM and analyse it at a beginning level
  • Conduct feedback sessions with parents based upon the MIM analysis
  • Use the MIM as a guideline for Theraplay treatment planning
  • Understand the principles of attachment theory on an intellectual and experiential level
  • Observe demonstrations of Theraplay treatment and techniques
  • Practice Theraplay activities in dyads
  • Identify the types of behaviours that require a particular dimension
  • Utilize the four Theraplay Dimensions to treat the specific needs of a child
  • Describe how Theraplay is applied to meet the needs of children with behaviour problems, foster and adopted children, children with a history of trauma, neglect, abuse, ASD and older children
  • Describe how to guide parents to participate in a Theraplay treatment session

 

Special Features of the Training

  • Use of video segments to feature demonstration of treatment of a real client family including the MIM assessment to provide feedback to the parents.
  • The training is interactive, intense and practical to ensure participants leave with the knowledge and skills to begin using Theraplay in their work.
  • The training includes sessions to practice a variety of Theraplay activities.
  • The training concludes with the creation of a treatment plan for one of your own clients and a chance to practice it for feedback.
  • The registration fee includes participation in two web supervision sessions. You will be able to view the supervisor and supervisee as well as the video treatment session of the supervisee. You will also be able to ask and respond to questions in real time.

 

Who should attend:

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social Workers
  • Clinical Counsellors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • School Counsellors
  • Play Therapists
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech & Language Therapists
  • Adoption/ Post-Adoption Support Counsellors
  • Early Childhood & Developmental Specialists
  • Infant Mental Health Professionals
  • Residential Care Professionals

 

Course Certification:

SSA applications are subjected to NCSS terms and conditions. Full attendance of 26 hours of Theraplay Level One is required to further pursue certification as a Certified Theraplay Practitioner. More information can be found at:
www.theraplay.org/index.php/supervision-certification

 

Course Fee:

In view of the current health situation, the Level One Theraplay & MIM Training Workshop has been postponed to April 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

 

About the Trainer: 

Donna M. Gates, M.A., LCPC, is a Certified Theraplay Therapist and Senior Supervisor and Trainer for The Theraplay Institute. For the past 20 years, she has done individual, couples, and family therapy as well as domestic violence treatment, anger management treatment for adults and children, and parenting training and consultation. In the past, she has presented at the Theraplay International Conference and has written two articles for the Theraplay Newsletter, one on the use of Theraplay in Domestic Violence treatment groups and the other on the reparative effects of Theraplay in the treatment of families who have experienced family violence.

 

For more information, download the info-brochure.

To register for the 1st Run (13 – 16 April 2020), download this registration form and email the completed form to counselling@morningstar.org.sg with the subject title “Theraplay Registration”.

To register for the 2nd Run (20 – 23 April 2020), download this registration form and email the completed form to counselling@morningstar.org.sg with the subject title “Theraplay Registration”.

 

 

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