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Level One Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method (MIM)

April 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT

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Date: April 22-April 25  8:30am – 4pm
Limited seats are available for a free 4-day live in-person training sponsored by MA Department of Mental Health and the Theraplay Institute.
Join the thousands of child and family professionals who have added Theraplay to their skill set.

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 lovable, and of relationships as positive.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Who Should Attend?
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers,
Clinical Counselors, Marriage and Family
Therapists, School Counselors, Play Therapists,
Infant Mental Health Professionals, Special
Education Teachers, and others…



April 22
8:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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Hadley Building, DMH Central Massachusetts Area Office
167 Lyman St
Westborough, Massachusetts 01581
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