Scottish Attachment In Action’s annual conference ‘Why Attachment Matters in Play’ focused on Theraplay. Theraplay is a child and family therapy aimed at enhancing and building attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. This is a 30 minute recording by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)
View resource: Why Attachment Matters in Play IRISS Podcast for SAIA 2014 Conference
Hannah Sun-Reid is a Certified Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist Supervisor, a Certified Theraplay Therapist, a Certified Trauma Specialist, a Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist, a Sandtray-Worldplay Therapist and an EMDR therapist. Hannah has more than 20 years experience working with children and families who experience life challenges including trauma and loss. She also provides training and supervision. She lives and works in southern Ontario, Canada.
View resource: Arthur’s Journey. A case study of integrated therapy process
DDP and Theraplay are complementary approaches and can often be used effectively in combination. In this presentation Vivien discussed various ways in which DDP and Theraplay® can be integrated and gave examples of work with different clients. Vivien's presentation focused on her clinical work and so the downloadable slides below will primarily serve as a reminder to those present rather than a stand-alone power point presentation.
View resource: Vivien Norris “Integrating DDP and Theraplay” DDP UK Conference Proceedings Birmingham 10-11 Nov 2014
Dafna's workshop focused on achieving optimal arousal and enhancing affect regulation with Theraplay. The workshop illustrated how Theraplay therapy can be a potent adjunctive therapy to DDP to initiate, amplify and solidify healthy attachment and reduce effects of complex trauma. The presentation focused on how face-to-face, active play, combined with periods of restorative, nurturing activities between a caring adult and child can create a sense of well-being, trust, and optimal regulation in both participants. Dafna illustrated this process by showing videos of Theraplay cases of clients from preschooler to adult. Throughout, Dafna highlighted opportunities for optimal arousal and affect regulation that can be integrated into DDP work to improve therapeutic outcomes.
View resource: Dafna Ledna Theraplay & DDP. Canada Conference Proceedings 6-8 Oct 2014