Introductory Theraplay and MIM Training


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Introductory Theraplay and MIM Training

Cosponsored by Gay Caldwell Roper Center for Counselor Education And The Theraplay Institute

Content Applicable Towards 150 Instructional Hours in Play Therapy

APT approved for:
  • Counselors
  • Family
  • Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Educators
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Graduate Students

4 day training – 26 hours CE credit — May 16-19, 8:30a-4:30p Room 253-254

Trainer: Mary Ring, MAMFC, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, Certified Theraplay Therapist and Trainer.

Theraplay is a short-term, therapist-guided, attachment-based play therapy for children
and their parents/caregivers which:

  • Enhances attachment, self-esteem and trust in others through joyful engagement.
  • Is based on the natural patterns of healthy interaction between parent and child.
  • Focuses on four essential qualities found in parent-childrelationships: Structure, Nurture, Engagement and Challenge.
  • Creates an active and empathic connection between child and parents.
  • Results in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable, and of relationships as positive and rewarding.

This training will prepare participants to use Theraplay at a beginning level including how to:

  • Administer the MIM and analyze it at a beginning level.
  • Conduct feedback sessions with parents based upon the MIM analysis.
  • Use the MIM as a guideline for Theraplay treatment planning.
  • Differentiate/use the four Theraplay dimensions: Structure, Nurture, Engagement and Challenge.
  • Describe the relationship of Theraplay to current attachment and brain research.
  • Describe how Theraplay applies play therapy to meet the needs of children with behavior problems, foster and adopted children, children with autism/ PDD, older children and children suffering from trauma.
  • Work with parents to observe their children more empathically and participate in treatment sessions aimed at fostering better parent-child attachment.

APT Sponsor: Theraplay Institute #95-008 Other CEUs offered, see website or call 847-256-7334

Register with The Theraplay Institute below.

Workshop Located at:
Houston’s First Baptist Church
7401 Katy Freeway, Suite 253/54
Houston, TX 77024

Contact person at Gay Caldwell Roper Center:
Mary Ring

Event Details

  • Series Daily until May 19, 2017
  • DateTue, May 16, 2017
  • Time 8:30am–4:30pm
  • Where The Loop Campus (Rm 253/254)
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