What is Theraplay?
Theraplay is a proactive, intensive, relationship focused parent-child treatment model. Parents are actively involved in the treatment to enable them to take home new ways of interacting with their child. These interactions lead to secure attachment and lifelong mental health. Principles are based on attachment theory, intersubjectivity, brain research, and the importance of play.
Common Questions about Theraplay:
What does a session look like?
Who is this for?
- Typically, this approach is used in treatment with children up to age 12. However, Theraplay techniques may be combined with other modalities and can be adapted for use with teenagers.
How does this compare to PCIT?