Conferences

logoCounselling Solutions, in partnership with the Theraplay® Institute, is pleased to announce:

Level 1 Theraplay & Group Training

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Colchester: 6th to 10th  May 2017
Venue: St. John’s Community Centre, St. John’s Close, Colchester, CO4 0HP

Stockport: 15th to 19th  May 2017
Venue: Stockport Business & Innovation Centre, Broadstone Mill,
Broadstone Road, Stockport, SK5 7DL

Cost: £1200.00; 5 days training (Cost includes beverages and a light lunch. Free parking is available at the venue)

Theraplay is a short-term, therapist guided play therapy for children and their parents/care givers that enhances attachment, self-esteem and trust in others through joyful engagement.  It is based on the natural patterns of healthy interactions and focuses on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Nurture, Engagement and Challenge, thus creating an active and empathetic connection between them.

The Marschak Intervention Method (MIM) is a structured technique for observing and assessing parent-child relationships.  Group Theraplay is an adaptation of Theraplay for settings in which the therapist or other professionals work with groups of children and/or with groups of parents and children.

This course will provide:

Both the MIM and Group Theraplay training

Role play opportunities to practice Theraplay techniques

Training in how to administer the MIM and analyse it at a beginning level

Experience of applying Theraplay principles to groups

Who should attend:

Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counsellors, Family Therapists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Early Childhood and Developmental Specialists, Teachers





Group Theraplay (Sunshine Circles):

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Colchester: 11th-12th May 2017
Venue: St. John’s Community Centre, St. John’s Close, Colchester, CO4 0HP

Cost: £380.00; 2 days training (Cost includes beverages and a light lunch. Free parking is available at the venue)

Group Theraplay training is for professionals who want to use Theraplay in classrooms, day care, residential settings or with family groups.  This training can be taken as a stand alone training.

Learning Objectives for Group Theraplay:

How to plan and structure a Theraplay group

How to apply Theraplay principles to group treatment

How to adapt group Theraplay to different populations

How to manage resistance and other problems

Describe the steps toward implementing group sessions internally

Skill development in how to use group rules and techniques through practice

Special Features of this Training:

The training is interactive and practical.  It includes video examples of group work and the opportunity for each participant to lead a group activity.

Who should attend:

School Counsellors, Social Workers, Teachers, SENCO’s, Learning Support & Teaching Assistants, Family Support Workers, Nursery Staff, Early Childhood Specialists, Clinicians who work with groups of children/family groups





Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: DDP

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Colchester: 12th-15th September 2017
Venue: St. John’s Community Centre, St. John’s Close, Colchester, CO4 0HP

Stockport: 4th-7th December 2017
Venue: Stockport Business & Innovation Centre, Broadstone Mill,
Broadstone Road, Stockport, SK5 7DL

Cost: £1050.00; 4 days training (Cost includes beverages and a light lunch. Free parking is available at the venue)

Course Content:

DDP was developed by Dan Hughes. It is attachment focused and family based, tailored to meet the needs of children who have experienced trauma and loss. It focuses on facilitating the child’s ability to establish a secure attachment with his/her caregivers. Level One covers theories and research of Attachment, Intersubjectivity and Trauma which are the primary models used for relationship development and trauma resolution. Various approaches are blended into the the model including Family Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Psychodynamic principles and interventions congruent with Theraplay and Narrative work. Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy are actively communicated to the child in order to co-regulate the affect associated with their past experiences and to co-construct new meanings of these experiences for them. DDP also provides a model of parenting and support.

The core components will be explored through discussion and experiential exercises.

Learning Objectives:

To understand the importance of attachment and security as a protective factor in situations of childhood trauma

Have an understanding of basic attachment principles and intersubjectivity

Develop specific therapeutic interventions based in attachment and trauma theory and research

Understand the role of the caregiver in the treatment of children with trauma and attachment problems

Develop specific parenting interventions to facilitate attachment, security and trauma resolution within the home

Who Should attend:
Social Workers and other professional working in adoption and permanency, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Counsellors, professionals who support children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma