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Group Theraplay - using Theraplay in a group setting - London


Group TheraplayGroup Theraplay takes the theraplay ideas and puts them into practice in a group setting.  Using playful, co-operative and nurturing activities the emotional well-being of children is enhanced in a group setting. This one day interactive, intensive and practical workshop will show you how to  use your theraplay training to work successfully in a group setting.  You will be given ideas of how to apply theraplay principles in group treatment,  tips on how to manage the group and ideas to deal with problems or resistance. For therapists, counsellors, social workers, teachers and those working with groups of children or families this is a MUST attend workshop.  Please note attendees must have completed Level 1 Theraplay & MIM to participate.

Group Theraplay is a training day for professionals who want to use theraplay in classrooms, pre-schools, residential settings or with family groups.  Theraplay groups are beneficial to all children and leaders can create an atmosphere which allows children to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually.  The training will cover how to apply theraplay principles to group treatment, how to plan and structure a Theraplay Group and how to manage resistance and other problems.  The training is interactive, intensive and practical.

Attendees must have already have completed Theraplay & MIM Level 1 to participate in the Group Theraplay day.

Who should attend

Social workers and other professionals working in adoption and permanency, counsellors, teachers, clinicians working with groups of children or families who have already completed Theraplay & MIM Level 1.


Joan Wilson, M. Ed, and Emily Barnbrook. Joan Wilson is a certified Theraplay Therapist and Trainer and a registered Play Therapy Supervisor with over three decades of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. As well, she is a site reviewer for the Canadian Centre for Accreditation. She has a B.A. in Psychology with Distinction from York University, and an M.Ed in Counseling Psychology from the University of Toronto. Joan has trained in dyadic developmental psychotherapy with Daniel Hughes. In her private practice and as a team leader with a children's mental health agency, Joan focuses her efforts on attachment and trauma work using Theraplay and DDP. Play therapy, expressive arts, narrative, collaborative problem solving and brief solution-focused modalities add to the range of services she offers to children and families.

Benefits of attending

Attendees will learn to:

  • plan and structure a Theraplay Group;
  • apply Theraplay principles to group treatment;
  • manage resistance and other challenges;
  • use group rules and techniques through practice.

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Prices excluding VAT

Special offer discount for those booking onto the Theraplay & MIM Level 1 on 16 - 19 May 2017 in London, the fee for Group Theraplay Day at 25% discount is as follows:

PAC-UK subscribing local authorities: £106.00 (£127.20 incl VAT)
PAC-UK non-subscribing professionals: £125.00 (£150.00 incl VAT)

All other fees:
PAC-UK subscribing local authorities: £141 (£169.20 incl. VAT)
PAC-UK non-subscribing local authorities: £166.50 (£199.80 incl. VAT)

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