Theraplay® Australia

What is Theraplay?

Theraplay® is a dyadic child and family therapy that has been recognised by the Association of Play Therapy as one of seven seminal psychotherapies for children. Developed over 50 years ago, and practiced around the world, Theraplay was developed for any professional working to support healthy child/caregiver attachment. Strong attachment between the child and the important adults in their life has long been believed to be the basis of lifelong good mental health as well as the mainstay of resilience in the face of adversity. Modern brain research and the field of neuroscience have shown that attachment is the way in which children come to understand, trust and thrive in their world.

Building Relationships from the Inside Out

In treatment, the Theraplay® Practitioner guides the parent and child through playful, fun games, developmentally challenging activities, and tender, nurturing activities.

The very act of engaging each other in this way helps the parent regulate the child's behaviour and communicate love, joy, and safety to the child. 

It helps the child feel secure, cared for and connected.

Core Concepts

Attend a Workshop 

Theraplay Workshops

Certification Process

Theraplay Grants


Books and Resources

Theraplay - Theory, Applications and Implementation

Theraplay - Theory, Applications and Implementation

Theory, Applications and Implementation

$79.99 AUDincl GST

Theraplay - The Practitioner's Guide

The Definitive Guide to Theraplay for Practitioners

$63.99 AUDincl GST

Theraplay Activities Flip Book

161 Fun Theraplay activites for parent-child play

$59.99 AUDincl GST

Entry and Exit Book

Entrance and Exits Activity Book

Start every session with your best foot forward!

$35.00 AUDincl GST