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Theraplay is an attachment based parent and infant or child, and family therapy. The sessions are experiential and play task based. An initial Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) Assessment, which focuses on the strengths in the relationship will be carried out, and this assessment is used to inform and plan future session structures. The focus is on the child and parent interactions on giving and receiving nurture. The MIM assessment and session tasks are categorised into structure, nurture, engagement and challenge oriented tasks.

I am a member of the Theraplay Institute qualified at the following levels;


  • Level One Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) Assessment

  • Level Two Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) Assessment

  • Theraplay Groups


I practice Theraplay with private clients and Theraplay & MIM Assessments form an important part of my Consultancy work with local authorities. Theraplay is appropriate for a range of childhood issues including behavioural problems, attachment and developmental disorders. My areas of Theraplay speciality include childhood trauma and abuse, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Adoption.

Raphael Lopez de Soto | Psychotherapist | Theraplay®
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