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Exploring Attachment Theory and Theraplay; A Family Directive Play Therapy...

by Sabra Starnes, Play Therapy Trainer, LICSW,LCSW-C, RPT-S, M.Ed

$45 - $55



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 training to ensure it is a good fit for them.

The presenter was trained in Theraplay One and Two. Sabra Starnes has been using this treatment with families for 18 years with families.

During the last 30 minutes, there will be a chance for group discussion and interaction about the webinar, objectives, and topics covered to further enhance the webinar learning experience. It will be by audio not video.

You will receive the webinar details and information 72 hours prior to the webinar. If you do not receive 72 hours prior please email Sabra Starnes an Also, check your spam folder as it may have gone to that folder/

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will discuss attachment theory and Theraplay and how it can be an effective method to use with families in family therapy sessions.

2. Participants will get a detailed overview of the Theraplay Method and how Theraplay began.

3. Participants will be introduced to the Marschak Interaction Method Assessment.

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

5. Participants will discuss the attachment theory Theraplay not a theory but its historically significant to the play therapy field.

All live play therapy training webinars are provided by Next Place Therapy Services, LLC, an APT Approved Provider #17-526 and they each provide 2.5 CONTACT Play Therapy Training Hours toward your RPT/RPT-S or for your renewal purposes.

This webinar will count under the Play Therapy Seminal or Historically Significant Theories in which 25 hours of training is needed,

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.

Date And Time
Sun, February 2, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Refund Policy

No Refunds



Sabra Starnes, Play Therapy Trainer, LICSW,LCSW-C, RPT-S, M.Ed

Sabra Starnes is a Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing for 21 years in the DMV area. She worked for 13 years in the District of Columbia Public School System as a School Social Worker.

She is the founder of Next Place Therapy Services a private practice that has offices in Largo, Maryland and Washington, DC.

She became a Registered Play Therapist in 2003. And a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor in 2015. She presents both in person and online play therapy training towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist.

Sabra's training still is engaging, humorous and fun. She has a strong passion for educating and supporting clinicians to become effective and highly skilled play therapists.

She is strong and active in promoting play therapy through having meEt and greets, networking, selling of her own play therapy products.

Sabra believes in the power of play and that play can heal children, familie, and adults who are dealing with life challenges.

She looks forward to having you attend training! Any questions please ask.

The world needs Play Therapists!

Next Place Therapy Services is an Approved Provider of Play Therapy #17-526

Play Well!


Office Phone Number: (301) 531-4227