Professional Development for Education and Mental Health Professionals

Teachers, Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists get the most out of training that is both theoretically sound and practical. Drs. Myrow and Bundy-Myrow utilize the foundation of Attachment Theory, principles from Theraplay, and hands-on experiences to help professionals find useful ways to encourage children to interact in more constructive ways with each other and with staff. Programs are customized for the school's needs. Workshops can vary from 1-2 hours to full-day.

Examples of Topics:

Especially for Teachers

- The Glue That Makes Academic Learning Stick: Meeting the Social and Emotional
         Needs of Students as You Teach
- New strategies for ADHD in the classroom
- Promoting pro-social behavior in the Classroom Community: From "Me" to "We"
- Beyond Bullying: Building a respectful atmosphere in the classroom
- Practicing Regulation and Self-Care for Teachers
- Play Activities to Build the Common Core
- Sunshine Circles®

Especially for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists

- Building a New Understanding of Parent-Child Relationships
- Fun, Experimental techniques in Counseling School-Age students
- Group Theraplay®
- Group Theraplay® for Children on the Autism Spectrum
- Sunshine Circles®

For All Education Professionals: Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

- Introduction to the Needs of Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Developing IEPs That Meet the Needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Using Theraplay® Principles to Inform Work with Children with ASD
- Working with Parents Whose Children have Autism Spectrum Disorder

For Mental Health Professionals

- Intensive Training in Working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Theraplay® Certification Workshops and Supervision
- Group Theraplay® Certification and Supervision
- Physical and Fun Strategies for Engaging School-Age Children and Their Families