Are these trainings only for play therapists and play therapists in training or may other professionals attend?
The trainings we offer are designed for professional counselors, social workers, school counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, new and experienced play therapists and graduate students interested in play therapy. The content of our trainings is presented at the graduate level.
I’m a teacher, a parent, an occupational therapist, a nurse, a child life specialist or a case manager and I am interested in being a play therapist. If I attend your trainings will I be able to practice play therapy?
Our trainings will provide you with information about play therapy but you will not be able to offer play therapy services. Play therapy services can only be provided by mental health professionals. Play therapy continuing education credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals.
Is it necessary to attend an Introduction to Play Therapy before any of the others?
There are no prerequisites. You may attend trainings in any order. If you're new to play therapy, we encourage you to begin with an introductory training.
Will these trainings count toward certification in Play Therapy?
Because we are an Association for Play Therapy Approved Provider (10-269) the continuing education hours you earn at the DFW Center for Play Therapy Training can be applied toward credentialing as a Registered Play Therapist, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor or School Based-Registered Play Therapist. Additionally, APT continuing education hours may be accepted by other mental health disciplines for licensure purposes. Contact your state board for specific requirements.
What steps do I need to take to become a Registered Play Therapist, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor or School Based-Registered Play Therapist?
The credentials are conferred by the Association for Play Therapy. In addition to the continuing education hours we offer there are other requirements such as play therapy supervision and play therapy experience. Requirements are specific to each of the three credentials. Detailed information can be found on the APT Web Site
Since 2015 we have proudly offered a variety of training, in North Texas, 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 of our trainings are presented in a relaxed, experiential atmosphere at our facility in Plano, Texas. If you have further questions, or are interested in speaking with Pam Dyson regarding Play Therapy Supervision visit our Contact page.