David L. Myrow, Ph.D., RPT-S  / Susan Bundy-Myrow, Ph.D., RPT-S
October 26-27, November 2-3, 2018

Learning Objectives

October 26, 2018

a)  Define Theraplay in the context of child mental health and play therapy
b)  Identify the theoretical roots of Theraplay
c)  List the four dimensions of Theraplay, a modality of play therapy
d)  Describe Structure in child development and Theraplay treatment
e)  Describe the Theraplay protocol for a child and his/her parents in play therapy
f)  Administer the Marschak Interaction Method ( MIM )

October 27, 2018

a) Observe and analyze a sample MIM at the beginning level 
b) Describe Engagement in child development and Theraplay treatment
c) List three goals to be achieved during a MIM feedback session with parents in play therapy
d) Explain the regulating role of touch and its importance in Theraplay
e) Utilize the Marschak Interaction Method as a guide for treatment planning in play therapy
f) Examine the initial Theraplay treatment session of a demonstration family

November 2, 2018

a)  Describe how to guide parents to participate in a Theraplay treatment session in play therapy
b)  Identify two contraindications for including parents in treatment and the means to address parents’ needs
c)  Explain the impact of trauma on children and families
d)  Identify three possible ways of adapting Theraplay treatment to meet the needs of a child with complex trauma
e)  Identify two contraindications for using Theraplay with a child in play therapy
f)  Explain the role of Challenge in child development and Theraplay treatment

November 3, 2018

a)  Describe the typical progression of Theraplay treatment in play therapy
b)  Identify the causes of resistance and how to manage it in Theraplay treatment
c)  Identify and manage counter-transference reactions in Theraplay
d)  Formulate an initial treatment session based upon a case example
e)  Demonstrate one activity from each Theraplay dimension: Structure, Engagement, Nurture and Challenge
f)  Describe the ethical use of the Theraplay model in play therapy based upon credentials, level of training, and logistics of incorporating Theraplay in clinical work