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Some of the therapeutic approaches we offer…Theraplay

Theraplay.

Understanding Attachment and Nurturing a Closer Relationship with Your Child.

Understanding Attachment and Nurturing a Closer Relationship with Your Child.

What is Theraplay?  Theraplay is a short-term, therapist-guided dyadic psychotherapy that focuses on parent-child relationships.  It:

  • Enhances attachment, self-esteem, and trust in others through joyful engagement
  • Is based on the natural patterns of interaction between parent and child
  • Focuses on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships:  structure, engagement, nurture and challenge
  • Creates an active and empathic connection between child and parents
  • Results in changed view of the self as worthy and loveable, and of relationships as positive

How Does Theraplay Differ from Other Kinds of Child Therapy?

  • It directly involves the parents or caregivers in change
  • It is active, interpersonal, and fun—not “talk therapy”
  • Progress can be made quickly
  • It focuses on strengthening the parent-child relationship
  • It focuses on the “here and now,” not what happened in the past
  • It can be used with young children or children with developmental delays
  • The “Theraplay way” flows easily from clinical setting to home
  • Theraplay is appropriate for all ages– infancy through adolescence
The intervention starts with videoing parent and child at play across the 4 dimensions.

The intervention starts with videoing parent and child at play across the 4 dimensions.

The 4 Principles of Secure Attachment are Nurture, Structure, Engagement and Challenge.

The 4 Principles of Secure Attachment are Nurture, Structure, Engagement and Challenge.

All of the guidance we follow derives from evidence based research.

All of the guidance we follow derives from evidence based research.

There is training in Australia now!

There is training offered in 58 countries including Australia.

There is training offered in 58 countries including Australia.

The training includes how to bring fun, laughter and positive relationships into your classroom.

Nurture your classroom with Play.

Nurture your classroom with Play.

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