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Sunshine Circles

Sunshine Circles adapts Theraplay’s child and family modality of play therapy from a dyadic parent-child intervention to a group format for schools. Sunshine Circles are play therapy-based groups with adult-directed structured sessions with playful, nurturing, and cooperative activities that enhance the emotional well-being of children. Experience of working in a classroom setting is required. 

Learning Objectives

  • Apply Theraplay principles to group play therapy treatment in a school setting

  • Adapt skills from Group Theraplay to use in a school setting through practice

  • Demonstrate how to adapt Group Theraplay with various populations 

  • Interpret negative classroom behaviors through a trauma-focused lens

Features

  • Teacher, social worker, and counselor specific

  • Engage hard to reach children

Upcoming Trainings

  • Level One Theraplay & MIM
    Level One Theraplay & MIM
    Tue, 13 Aug
    Townsville
    13 Aug 2024, 9:00 am AEST – 16 Aug 2024, 5:00 pm AEST
    Townsville, 23 Palmer St, South Townsville QLD 4810, Australia
    13 Aug 2024, 9:00 am AEST – 16 Aug 2024, 5:00 pm AEST
    Townsville, 23 Palmer St, South Townsville QLD 4810, Australia
    Theraplay® is an evidenced-based, attachment-focused intervention utilising non-symbolic, interactional play to re-create experiences of secure attachment formation between parent and child.
  • Level One Theraplay & MIM
    Level One Theraplay & MIM
    Mon, 04 Nov
    Surfers Paradise
    04 Nov 2024, 9:00 am AEST – 08 Nov 2024, 4:30 pm AEST
    Surfers Paradise, 42 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
    04 Nov 2024, 9:00 am AEST – 08 Nov 2024, 4:30 pm AEST
    Surfers Paradise, 42 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
    Theraplay® is an evidenced-based, attachment-focused intervention utilising non-symbolic, interactional play to re-create experiences of secure attachment formation between parent and child.
  • Level One Theraplay & MIM
    Level One Theraplay & MIM
    Mon, 25 Nov
    Adelaide
    25 Nov 2024, 9:00 am – 28 Nov 2024, 5:00 pm
    Adelaide, 1 South Tce, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
    25 Nov 2024, 9:00 am – 28 Nov 2024, 5:00 pm
    Adelaide, 1 South Tce, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
    Theraplay® is an evidenced-based, attachment-focused intervention utilising non-symbolic, interactional play to re-create experiences of secure attachment formation between parent and child.
  • Level One Theraplay & MIM
    Level One Theraplay & MIM
    Mon, 10 Mar
    Eight Mile Plains
    10 Mar 2025, 9:00 am AEST – 13 Mar 2025, 5:00 pm AEST
    Eight Mile Plains, 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113, Australia
    10 Mar 2025, 9:00 am AEST – 13 Mar 2025, 5:00 pm AEST
    Eight Mile Plains, 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113, Australia
    Theraplay® is an evidenced-based, attachment-focused intervention utilising non-symbolic, interactional play to re-create experiences of secure attachment formation between parent and child.
  • Level One Theraplay & MIM
    Level One Theraplay & MIM
    Mon, 24 Mar
    Melbourne
    24 Mar 2025, 9:00 am AEDT – 27 Mar 2025, 5:00 pm AEDT
    Melbourne, 1 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    24 Mar 2025, 9:00 am AEDT – 27 Mar 2025, 5:00 pm AEDT
    Melbourne, 1 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Theraplay® is an evidenced-based, attachment-focused intervention utilising non-symbolic, interactional play to re-create experiences of secure attachment formation between parent and child.
  • Level One Theraplay & MIM
    Level One Theraplay & MIM
    Mon, 07 Apr
    Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Har
    07 Apr 2025, 9:00 am AEST – 10 Apr 2025, 5:00 pm AEST
    Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Har, 55 Shelley St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    07 Apr 2025, 9:00 am AEST – 10 Apr 2025, 5:00 pm AEST
    Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Har, 55 Shelley St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    Theraplay® is an evidenced-based, attachment-focused intervention utilising non-symbolic, interactional play to re-create experiences of secure attachment formation between parent and child.
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