Providing Affordable Continuing Education
Opportunities for Play Therapy Credentialing
APT Approved Provider 10-269
The goal of the St. Louis Center for Play Therapy Training is to
provide affordable continuing education opportunities for play
therapy credentialing. We offer a variety of trainings 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 trainings are presented in a
relaxed, experiential atmosphere.
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Can't come to us?  We can come to you!
The majority of our trainings are held in St. Louis, but if you
can't come to us we can come to you!
Contact us
concerning your training needs and we can bring a play
therapy training to your agency, organization or your
conference.  Request a list of available topics.
What attendees are saying.............
"This was one of the best play therapy trainings I have attended!"

“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."

"I found this training to be insightful, informative and very useful."

"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!"
Pam featured in TILT Magazine

Pam was recently featured in an article,
"Can Pinterest Help You Grow Your Therapy Business?"
in TILT magazine, published by the Online Therapy Institute
We are proud to announce that
BLOG has been selected as
one of the
Top 100 Counseling
Resources on the Web by Masters
in Counseling Information Guide.  
We're honored to be listed in the
category of School and Children's
Liana Lowenstein’s list of her favorite
Psychotherapy Things for 2013 includes "Muffin Tin
Feelings Toss"!
To quote Liana: "I like this technique because it's
engaging and active, and it's a great way to help
children talk about various emotional states.  
Watch the technique come alive on
Pam Dyson's
YouTube Channel"
WebTalk Radio Discussion

Pam spoke with Bonnie Compton, APRN, BC, CPNP, host of
Whole-Hearted Parenting, about
Play is the Work of Children...The Ins and Outs of Play Therapy
Pam Dyson, MA, LPC, RPT, and founder and director of the St.
Louis Center for Play Therapy Training was the recipient of the
2013 Key Award for Professional Education and Training from the

Association for Play

The award is based upon achievement and service between June
1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.

Pam was honored at the October 11th Recognition and Awards
Dinner during the 2013 APT Conference in Palm Springs.

A Message From Pam Dyson
Director of the St. Louis Center for Play Therapy Training

It is with mixed emotions that I need to announce that after April 30, 2014, The St.
Louis Center for Play Therapy Training will no longer be offering play therapy
seminars in the St. Louis region.

My husband's employer is relocating him to Dallas, Texas.  I will be moving my
clinical practice to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and establishing a new play therapy
training center. I look forward to offering play therapy services and training
opportunities in a new location yet I will miss St. Louis and the network of people I
have connected with professionally over the course of my career as a play

I will maintain a presence on social media platforms and hope you will continue to
connect with me there. I will also continue to be available to bring play therapy
training to agencies and conferences throughout the country.

I would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" to all of you who have
supported my efforts since 2010 in building the St. Louis Center for Play Therapy
Training. I feel blessed and fortunate to have met each of you and I hope you were
encouraged and supported both personally and professionally when you attended
one of our play therapy trainings.