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Training and Conferences
After Adoption offers extensive training for professionals involved in the adoption field looking at issues such as attachment, Theraplay® and life story work. We offer various open training courses for professionals. These courses give you an insight into the needs of adopted young people and into the field of therapeutic work.
Theraplay / MIM Training
Our Theraplay/MIM Training is now fully booked. Please check the website and social media for future opportunities.
Theraplay / MIM Level 1 Introductory: 5 - 8 September 2016
Group Theraplay: 9 September 2016
Theraplay / MIM Level 1 Introductory and Group Theraplay combined: 5 - 9 September 2016
Theraplay / MIM Level 2: 12 - 14 September 2016
Theraplay workshops are intensive, active and rewarding. The number of participants is limited so that each person can recieve the special attention that makes for a good training experience. The training sessions are delivered by Certified Theraplay Trainers of the Theraplay Institute.
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Level One Training
27 June - 30 June 2016, Manchester
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy has been developed by Dan Hughes over the past twenty years. It is based on a theoretical understanding of attachment and intersubjective relationships; and the impact of developmental trauma.
The therapy is provided within a model of Dyadic Developmental Practice. This provides network, school and parenting support.
It is important that children and families are supported within this practice framework for the therapy to be successful. Therapeutic sessions build upon and complement a DDP parenting approach.
To find out more visit: http://ddpnetwork.org
4-day Theraplay Training
7th - 10th September 2015 Manchester
See a demonstration of family treatment including assessment, feedback to parents and several Theraplay sessions
Watch videos of treatment with a variety of clients
Practice the use of Theraplay techniques
Plan how each participant can use Theraplay with their clients at home
Assessment and Support Strategies for Siblings being placed together or apart
This was a webinar for professionals in the field. It:
addressed parenting competencies
assessed support needs
looked at joint working with all relevant agencies and
benefits of working with clinical psychologists
2013 | 6th International Theraplay Conference, Chicago
Louise Howarth from After Adoption's SafeBase team, and Rita Grant from St Andrew's Children's Society delivered a workshop on the SafeBase Parenting Programme at the 6th International Theraplay Conference, Chicago in July 2013.
2013 | Adoption: Integrating Early life Trauma into Successful Placements
2012 | Making the Connections: Attachment, Adoption and Children