All day long
From 21-10-21 to 26-11-21
21st & 22nd October 2021 – PART ONE
25th & 26th November 2021 – PART TWO
Saara Salo, PhD, licenced psychologist and psychotherapist, Theraplay supervisor/trainer, MBT-F supervisor/trainer.
What is the Marschak Interaction Method?
The Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) 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 behaviors in four primary dimensions in order to evaluate the caregivers’ capacity to:
Set limits and provide an appropriately ordered environment (Structure) Engage the child in interaction while being attuned to the child’s state (Engagement) Meet the child’s needs for attention, soothing and care (Nurture) Support and encourage the child’s efforts to achieve at a developmentally appropriate level (Challenge)
and the child’s ability to respond to the caregivers’ efforts.
The MIM takes from 30 to 60 minutes and is usually videotaped. There are sets of tasks designed to be used in each of four age groups: infant, toddler, pre-school/school age, and adolescent. Materials needed to perform the tasks are simple and readily available (such as blocks, squeaky toys, drawing paper
​Learning objectives
The learning objectives of the 4-day training are:
– Knowledge of how to administer/interpret the MIM using both qualitative observation sheets
– Knowledge of quantitative rating system developed for MIM, called D-EIS (Dyadic Emotional Interaction Style)
– Knowledge of how to do reflective video feedback (RVF) with the parents/caregivers
This training is designed for experienced clinicians (e.g psychologists, psychiatrists, family therapists, psychotherapists) who have not undertaken Theraplay training but wish to learn more about using a structured assessment to observe strengths and weaknesses in parent-child relationships for purposes of treatment planning. As well as for those who have taken Theraplay training and are using the MIM in their practice to develop their skills.
PLEASE NOTE: Individual reliability test is voluntary and done online after the course as an additional cost.
This training course is organised and run by Inspire Me Events at their training venue in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.