December 19, 2011

Emotion Scale

A number scale is a great tool for helping children describe the intensity of their emotions.

December 13, 2011

Want to Learn More About Play Therapy?

Then check out our upcoming 2012 Play Therapy Training Schedule. 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. You'll have an opportunity to network with other playful minded people and there's always chocolate to snack on during breaks.

The majority of our trainings are held in St. Louis, MO 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 state play therapy branch. We offer a variety of topics from which to choose.

We also offer consulting services. Whether it's case consultations, help with setting up a play therapy room and selecting toys or marketing your play therapy practice we can help you achieve your professional goals.

What attendees are saying.....

“The training was great!  I learned so much helpful information and wanted to thank
you for offering affordable and relevant material.”

"Wonderful training with a lot of great information. The small group setting made it comfortable."

"It's nice to go away with ideas, concepts and techniques that can be implemented

"I'm definitely signing up for another training!"

The St. Louis Center for Play Therapy Training is an approved provider for the Association for Play Therapy #10-269

December 11, 2011

Photos from our December 10th training "Fun in the Sand: The Healing Power of Sandtray Play Therapy"

 Community sandtray
A second community sandtray

 Attendees creating personal sandtrays
 Personal sandtray being created
 Miniatures from which attendees could choose to create a sandtray
 Miniatures to use to create personal and community sandtrays
 Miniatures for sale at the training
 More miniatures that were available for purchase during the training
Pam Dyson, MA, LPC, RPT - director of the St. Louis Center for Play Therapy Training and Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT - our presenter

If you're interested in attending a future training event go to www.stlplaytherapy.com for more information and to register.

December 8, 2011


If you're just beginning to use sandtrays or you're on a budget there are many variations of trays. Here's a look at just a few.

December 5, 2011

December 2, 2011

Box of Feelings

Put some everyday objects into a box and have children come up with ways they can use those objects to manage their feelings.