The DFW Center for Play Therapy Training offers a variety of training for both beginning and advanced mental health professionals that will encourage and support you as you develop the skills needed to be an effective play therapist. All training is presented in a relaxed, experiential atmosphere at our facility in Plano, Texas.
All training is approved for CE credit by the Association for Play Therapy and Texas LPC, LCSW, and LMFT licensing boards.
On the Road with Pam
"Mom's House, Dad's House: Play Therapy for Children of Divorce," and "Assessment and Treatment Planning and Involving Parents in the Play Therapy Process," February 3-4, 2017, Southern Sandtray Institute in Jonesboro, AR.
"Once Upon a Time: Using Mutual Storytelling in Play Therapy" February 11, 2017, Central Texas Chapter-TAPT in Belton, TX.
"Taming the Worry Monster: Play Therapy Interventions for Anxious Children," February 12-14, 2017, Professional School Counselor Conference in Arlington, TX.
"Advanced Play Therapy: Thriving and Surviving as a Play Therapist," April 7-8, 2017, Twin Falls, ID. Sponsored by Molly and Me Counseling and Training Center.
"The Nuts and Bolts of Play Therapy Supervision," 8:30am - 12:00pm, and "Get Your Game On! Adapting Traditional Board Games for Play Therapy," 3:30pm-5:00pm, April 28, 2017, Texas Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference in Austin, TX.
"Connecting with Parents in Play Therapy through the Creative use of Metaphor," 2:00pm-5:30pm, October 13, 2017, Association for Play Therapy International Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
Can't Come to Us? We'll Come to You!
The majority of our trainings are held in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but if you can't come to us we can come to you! Contact Pam about your training needs and she can bring a play therapy training to your agency, school, organization or conference.
Contact Pam for a complete list of available topics or to have a topic tailored to meet your needs.
About the Director
The Director of the DFW Center for Play Therapy Training, Pam Dyson, MA, LPC-S, RPT-S is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and child development expert providing play therapy services, training, supervision and consultation.
She is a graduate of the 2012 Leadership Academy of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and was a member of the 2013 and 2014 Leadership Academy Committees. In 2012 she served as a member of the APT Technology Task Force, and was the co-chair of the 2013-2014 APT Public Awareness Task Force. Pam was the recipient of the APT 2013 Key Award for Professional Education and Training.
In 2010, she founded the St. Louis Center for Play Therapy Training and in 2014, upon relocating to Texas, founded the DFW Center for Play Therapy Training. Pam is currently serving a three-year term (2014-2017) on the APT Board of Directors.
"Pam Dyson is an extremely knowledgeable presenter. She was able to reach the diverse population of our agency through her Play Therapy Training. We were provided with countless skills & techniques to immediately being implementing in clients sessions. It was a rich learning experience for all!" - Cara Williamson, MA, LPC – Regional Director of STARRY Counseling
What Attendees are Saying
"I'm excited to be walking away with great resources and practical knowledge. Pam Dyson is a great resource that I hope to learn more from in the future."
“Loved the videos and the hands-on activities. Seeing and applying is an effective way to learn.”
"It's nice to go away with ideas, concepts and techniques that can be implemented immediately."
"The experiential activities were great!"
"This might be the most fun I've had at a training! I love how interactive and intimate your trainings are. I will definitely be back for more!"
"I learned so much today! I'm grateful for the many tools I can use with my clients. I will return often."