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Therapy Using Theraplay Principles


HOW THERAPLAY MIGHT SUPPORT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

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Theraplay is an interactive therapy with a therapist guiding and leading a structured programme of activities with the children and parents either in the home environment or therapist's consulting room.

A basic Theraplay programme consists of between twenty-thirty sessions which include preliminary sessions followed by the actual Theraplay play sessions. Included in this package are individual sessions with the parents to view sections of the videos of the sessions and a discussion about the progress and direction of the Theraplay programme.

The Theraplay programme may also include 'life story work'. This work can help the child gain some understanding of his/her life and the reasons that led to the current adoptive placement. Included in this is helping the child gain some 'emotional literacy' about a range of thoughts and feelings that may be acted out in behaviours that are seen as disruptive and difficult for the child.