Discover the Nuts and Bolts of Theraplay

Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.

This two-hour live webinar will give participants an introduction to Theraplay prior to taking Theraplay One Training through the Theraplay Institute.  Often participants can find it helpful to know more about a treatment method prior to investing in a training to ensure its a good fit for them.  

The presenter was trained in Theraplay One in 2001 and has been using this treatment with families since then. She recently completed Theraplay Two training at the Theraplay Institute.

All live play therapy training webinars are provided by Next Place Therapy Services, LLC, an APT Approved Provider #17-526 and they each provide 2 CONTACT Play Therapy Training Hours toward your RPT/RPT-S or for your renewal purposes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will receive an overview of the Theraplay Method and how Theraplay began.

  2. Participants will be introduced to Marschak Interaction Method Assessment. 

  3. Participants will be introduced to the 4 Theraplay dimensions, structure engagement, nurture and challenge used in the treatment.

Must be a licensed mental health provider. By registering you are confirming that you are a licensed practitioner in your state and in good standing. Play therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

What's included?

1 Video
4 Texts
Sabra Starnes
Sabra Starnes
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

About the instructor

Sabra D. Starnes, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S
, is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist supervisor. She is the owner of Next Place Therapy in Largo, Maryland. She also works as a School Social Worker for the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Sabra is a passionate and committed therapist and educator, who enjoys working with children, teens, and families. Sabra has been successful in providing effective family therapy to adoptive, foster, divorced and stepfamilies. She has done local and national training for parents and professionals on various topics. Sabra specializes in attachment, building healthy and secure relationships with families, school issues, adoption, and foster care. Sabra is trained and skilled in Play Therapy, Sand tray, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Relationship work. She enjoys incorporating expressive therapy techniques, art, music, dance, and psychodrama into the work she does with clients.