Nurture and Play – mentalizing based parent-child interaction intervention
Nurture and Play – parent-child intervention is a short-term intervention based on Theraplay-therapy (www,theraplay.fi) and mentalizing theory. Through active, playful interaction sessions utilizing embodied mentalizing, e.g., reciprocal activities focusing on synchronicity and mirroring, and explicit mentalizing through reflective videofeedback with the parents the aims are:
- To help parents to set limits and provide an appropriately ordered environment and encourage the child’s agency through developmentally attuned play
- To engage the child in interaction while being attuned to the child’s state and capability of repairing
- To meet the child’s needs for attention, soothing and care
- To facilitate the child’s ability to respond to the caregivers’ efforts
- To increase parental understanding of the child’s needs and feelings
Nurture and Play can be delivered to one parent-child dyad, family setting (Nurture and Play- Family) or in a group, starting already in pregnancy (Nurture and Play- Group). It is designed as an easily delivered preventive intervention applicable to be used in various settings (home visits, clinical settings). It can be combined with other ways of working with parents and children, or as a mini-intervention in itself. In Nurture and Play there are ca. 6 meetings (NP-F), or 4 (pregnancy)+ 8 (parent-infant) meetings (NP-Group). The age group is between 0-3.
The learning objectives of the 4 day training are:
- Theoretical basis of intervention (attachment framework, emotional availability theory, mentalizing theory)
- Empirical basis of Nurture and Play -intervention (Salo et al., 2020; Salo & Poutiainen, 2015; Tuomi & Ala-Ruona, 2022)
- Knowledge of how to conduct pre-Assessment phase: Nurture and Play -interview
- Knowledge of how to conduct Nurture and Play in practice: play sessions and reflective videofeedback
Who should attend?
This 4-day online training (6 hours per day) will prepare the participants to be able to conduct intervention in their clinical settings. The training is organized via zoom. In between parts 1 and 2, we encourage participants to start their NaP work, as the second part of the training is supervisory advanced training.
This training is designed for
- experienced clinicians (eg psychologists, psychiatrists, family therapists, psychotherapists, pedagogs) who wish to learn how to conduct playful, active way of working with parents and children and/or with pregnant mothers in a group setting
Online Course details, Price and Payment:
- The course will be held through Zoom video conference service with participants being invited into the meeting via their e-mails.
- You can register for the course by filling out the form below
- The course price is 650,00 e (including VAT). Obs. please note that the payment method is via paypal and the course needs to paid in advance.
Training starting January is now full! Next training upcoming June 2023.
5.-6.6. 2023, 2 days
14.-15.9. 2023, 2 days
Daily sessions from 10.00 to 15.00 Finnish local time
Saara Salo, PhD, licenced clinical psychologist and psychotherapist (Family/Couples, EFT) therapy, Parent-Infant Psychotherapy)
Theraplay-Trainer/Supervisor, MBT-F (Mentalizing Based Treatment for Families) Trainer
Hanna Lampi, OT, licenced family therapist
Psykologi Saara Salo / Psykologitoimisto Salo
Business ID: FI27785936
Temppelikatu 11 A 17
00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 50 571 7699