face to face training


Child Attachment and Play Assessment

Sensory Smart Child Therapies are very excited to welcome Dr Steve Farnfield to our practice to train both in-house Therapists and external guests on his Child Attachment and Play Assessment.

The Child Attachment and Play Assessment (CAPA) assesses attachment and complex trauma in children aged 3 – 11 years.

Module 1 October 10, 11, 12th 2022

Module 1 provides a 3 day introduction to the CAPA and story stem procedure. You will have an introduction to the Dynamic Maturational Model (DMM) of attachment and adaption; an overview of the CAPA, see examples of patterns and learn enough of the terminology to understand classifications provided by reliable coders and to incorporate them in reports. You will also learn how to give the CAPA and on production of a satisfactory video example receive a certificate stating this. Module 1 includes:

  • an introduction to the CAPA model
  • to be able to give the CAPA to a child
  • to understand codings supplied by a reliable coder
  • to use the results to formulate intervention plans

Module 1

Dates: 10, 11, 12th October 2022

Cost: £250

Venue: Sensory Smart Child Therapies, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 2SD

To book an pay for your place on module 1


Modules 2 & 3,

November 2022 and January 2023

Advanced training for people wanting to become reliable coders. You will take the 3 day introduction after which you complete 5 practice videos. There follows 2 modules of 3 days each with approximately 2 -3 months in between modules for practice on 5 more videos. There is then more practice (10 – 15 films) after module 3 together with follow up seminars. On completion of the practice you can then take the reliability test.

The test is in two parts. 10 CAPAs for which there is limited feedback and 10 for which there is no feedback. To achieve reliability you are asked to get 75% with the agreed codings and show you can code A8 and C4. You can retake the test and if need be do some more practice!

Modules 2 & 3

Dates: 2 x 3 day face-to-face training:

Module 2 November 28th, 29th & 30th 2022

Module 3 January 16th, 17th & 18th 2023

Cost: £500

Venue: Sensory Smart Child Therapies, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 2SD

To book an pay for your place on module 2/3


VENUE: Sensory Smart Child Therapies, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 2SD

“The CAPA is an extraordinarily informative and valuable clinical tool, which we have often found indispensable in our clinical practice when trying to understand and support young children who have had disrupted experiences of care. The detailed observation and analysis can reveal a highly nuanced insight into the way young children process information about themselves and their relationships and is a pleasure to use. The trainers are able to explain the complex and fascinating concepts in ways which are highly accessible. I cannot recommend the CAPA highly enough.”