November 11th – 12th 2021 (Part I) and December 2nd -3 rd 2021 (Part 2).
From 11 am to 5 pm CET (Central European Time, please check what this is in your time zone).
The Marschak Interaction Method (MIM; Marschak, 1960) is a structured technique for observing and assessing the overall quality and nature of relationships between caregivers and child. It consists of a series of simple tasks designed to elicit interactive behaviors.The MIM takes from 30 to 60 minutes and is usually videotaped. Materials needed to perform the tasks are simple and readily available (such as blocks, squeaky toys, drawing paper). Obs. The copyright for the MIM is owned by the Theraplay Institute (TTI, Chicago).
D-EIS scoring system is a quantitative rating system developed specifically for scoring of the Dyadic Parent-Child MIM (Salo & Mäkelä, 2006; 2010; 2017). It consists of 9 variables rated on a Likert-Type 5-point scale tapping dimensions both from the caregiver and the child’s perspectives: Parental Guidance/Child Co-operation (Structure and Challenge, also scored separately), Engament, Nurture, Playfullness and Parental Representation.
Combined MIM/D-EIS training includes an introduction how, when and why use the MIM with diverse clinical cases including case examples from child psychiatric setting, family guidance centers, somatically/neurologically ill children. Learning also how to use the D-EIS scales may help the clinican in making accurate (more objective) observations, and focusing on strenghts and difficulties in separate interaction dimensions. It may also help in Theraplay® treatment planning, assesment (relational ’diagnostics’) as well as monitoring change (pre- and post treatment evaluations). The principles of Reflective Video Feedback (RVF) – based on the parental mentalizing theory – are also presented in the training. Motivating parents to understand their interactive patterns with their children may help in creating new ways of relating.
The learning objectives of the 4 six hours training (Central European Time 11-17) training are:
Course materials are sent to participants as Dropbox file sharing link 3 weeks before the course starts.
Who should attend?
This online training is designed for clinicians who wish to learn more about the MIM and using a structured assessment scale developed for the MIM to observe strengths and weaknesses in parent-child relationships for purposes of both assesment as well as treatment planning (goal setting) and follow-up (effectiveness)
24 teching hours
Pre readings (manual + articles) and in-between the training part homework 8 hours
= 32 hours
Online Course details, Price and Payment:
November 11th – 12th 2021 and 2nd-3rd December, from 11 am to 5 pm CET (with breaks). Please note, the time is announced in Central European time, you will need to check what that is in your local time!
Saara Salo, PhD, licenced clinical psychologist and psychotherapist (Family/Couples therapy, Parent-Infant Psychotherapy)
Theraplay-Trainer/Supervisor, MBT-F (Mentalizing Based Treatment for Families) Trainer
Psykologi Saara Salo / Psykologitoimisto Salo
After taking the Basic 4-day MIM/D-EIS course it is possible to sign up to an online reliability test with a separate cost. The test contains scoring of several MIM tapes using the D-EIS. You can join the reliability test program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
¹ These coders have passed their international D-EIS reiability test and given permission to publish their names and emails in Pilke-klinikka’s website. For research purposes (reliability) we recommend to contact the original developers (email@example.com). For national clinical collaboration and ’blind’ scoring assistance it is advisable to contact D-EIS reliable experienced national coders.