‘Circle of Security Parenting’® is a program designed to support and strengthen the sense of security in parent-child relationships. It suggests a new approach to build and enhance the child’s confidence, resilience and ability to cope with difficult times.
Clinical Supervision designed to support professionals who work with children and their families. Using a creative tool-kit, the supervision sessions offer a safe space for each practitioner to explore their clientele’s work, his or her journey, and to hence their learning and growth.
The sessions can be conducted face to face or virtually, in either individual sessions or group sessions.
Theraplay® is designed to enhance the parent and child relationships by improving their attachment. It is a structured, focused technique that offers playful activities to be carried with the parent and child with the therapist.
The fun games will offer a multi-sensory experience that promotes closeness, joy, and safety, and are aligned with the child’s developmental level.
To read more about Theraplay® at The Theraplay Institute please click here.
“Water for Two” is a unique intervention course designed to support and enhance the parent-child relationship.
This program was created by two experienced therapists- Yael Livne and Hagit Kirshner-Shalom; both have partnered to build this integrative modality of dyadic work using Water Play Therapy.
Water Play is known for its impact on therapeutic processes; it will be the primary therapeutic tool in this course. The value of Water Play and how to use it in a dyadic setting will be learned throughout this course (parent-child-therapist). Participants will be able to use Dyadic Water Play for assessing the dyad relationship, as well as using it proactively to empower them and assist in overcoming their difficulties.
The learning will include theory and practice to have first-hand experience.
About the Course
This course integrates different methods, knowledge, and practices that together establish an innovative working model for parent-child connection.
The mutual Water Play will be utilized as a catalyst for attachment processes, building trust and communication, aiming to strengthen the dyadic bond. The course will share a new way to observe, understand, and support the dyad, using water as a multifaceted tool.
Water Play theory and techniques will be presented.
Dyadic treatment theory and techniques will be presented.
Three working techniques of Dyad Water Play will be presented and practiced.
Parent-Child activities and practical tools will be shared, including telehealth modification.
The learning will be interactive with clips, exercises, and demos to bring the learning to life.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to use Dyad Water-Play as an assessment tool and as enabling tool with their relevant clients.
Intro: an overview of attachment theory, advantages and principles of expressive therapy, dyadic work, and water play.
Fundamental and advanced needs of children and typical challenges in the parent-child relationship.
Advantages and challenges of working in dyadic and triangle modality.
Water Play foundations and principles (using colors, play objects, and storytelling).
Dyadic Water Play framework and the three working concepts.
Practical tools and techniques: activities, demos, and case sharing.
A course booklet will be shared with the participants.
Who is This Course For
Play and Creative Arts Therapists
Any professional who works with children and parents and wishes to expand his or her toolkit.
Psychologist (M.A), Accredited Play Therapist, Theraplay practitioner (L1), Circle of Security Facilitator, Filial Coach (P), Clinical Supervisor (P)
Hagit Kirshner-Shalom is a Psychologist and Accredited Play Therapist with vast experience supporting children and families. Hagit offers individual and parent-child (dyad) intervention; in addition to group therapy, as well as workshops for parents and professionals. Hagit works in a private intervention center and is also a lecturer in “Oranim College” (at the Post Graduate studies of Play Therapy) in Israel. Previously, she worked in an early intervention center and international schools in Singapore. Play Therapy is Hagit’s main passion. She attained multiple certifications in the therapeutic field, aiming to help parents and children heal and overcome their challenges.
Expressive Art Therapist (M.A)
Yael Livneh is an Expressive Art therapist living in Israel. Yael is practicing psychodrama and inter-modality approaches for over 20 years. Yael owns a private clinic and specialised in supporting children with emotional difficulties. Yael developed the “Water Play Therapy” (WPT), an innovative water-based technique. She published her book “Rising on Water” in 2015. Yael presents her method around the world to medical and educational staff in hospitals and universities; she trained teams in Africa and Asia through international organizations. Yael is an academic team member of “Oranim College” and supervises therapists. Yael’s website
Raising secure and resilient children is one of our goals as parents. This is not an easy target to achieve, all the more so in stressful and unfamiliar situations as nowadays are.
‘Circle of Security Parenting’® is a program designed to support and strengthen the sense of security in parent-child relationships. It suggests a new approach to build and enhance the child’s confidence, resilience and ability to cope with difficult times (more details in the brochure below).
I encourage you to join me to this 7-weeks program to make growth in your relationships with your child, to understand his or her emotional world, learn how to react, and empower your parenthood.