January 31, 2012

January 29, 2012

Two-Sided Puppet

Kids enjoy making puppets from paper bags. This two-sided puppet was the inspiration of an 8 year old client I was working with who had a fear of monsters.

January 24, 2012

Animal Projection Technique

Put together a collection of miniature animals and you can facilitate this animal projection technique.

January 22, 2012

January 16, 2012

Make Your Own Stress Balls

Balloons, play dough and a permanent marker are the only supplies you need to create these stress balls.

January 9, 2012

Therapeutic File Folder Games

Use file folders and stickers to create one of a kind, easy to store, therapeutic board games.

January 8, 2012

Have You Seen Our Play Therapy Schedule for 2012?

Play Therapy with Children in Foster Care
Presented by Toby Mills, LMSW
January 21, 2012

Toby Mills 
Toby Mills, LMSW

Working with children and families within the foster care system comes with unique challenges.  It requires knowledge of the court systems, complex family dynamics and an understanding of how to  utilize play therapy interventions for the wellbeing of children. In this training we will learn specific mental health diagnoses commonly found with children in the foster care and ways that play therapy can help alleviate the symptoms of these diagnoses. The challenges of working with Medicaid, play therapy treatment planning and how to provide documentation to the court will be discussed. We will review specific vignettes, giving and sharing our own ideas of ways to work with children facing the
stress of abuse, disrupted attachments, broken family systems and mental illness.

Registration includes continental breakfast
Attendees receive a gift bag

Play therapy toys and books will be available for purchase
CE certificate included in the fee; never an extra charge 
     2012 Training Schedule
Play Therapy with Families
Pam Dyson
February 10, 2012
Presented by Pam Dyson, MA, LPC, RPT 

Play Therapy with Anxious Children
February 25, 2012
Presented by Pam Dyson, MA, LPC, RPT

Play Therapy for Grieving Children & Children of Divorce
March 10, 2012
Presented by Pam Dyson, MA, LPC, RPT 

Play Therapy: Specialized Groups & Adolescents
MaKatie Saborch 31, 2012
Presented by Katie Sabo, MA, LPC, CSC, RPT 

Play Therapy for Preschoolers
April 13, 2012
Presented by Pam Dyson, MA, LPC, RPT

Your paid registration includes continental breakfast and a gift bag!
Play therapy books and toys are available for sale at every training.
CE certificate included in the fee; never an extra charge.    

All trainings, unless otherwise noted, are held at the offices of  
Pam Dyson, MA, LPC, RPT.  Click HERE for location information.

January 3, 2012

Are You Using Pinterest?

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. It lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find in your life. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

I'm relatively new at Pinterest but have found it to be an awesome place to find resources pinned by therapists who are as passionate as I am about play therapy.

 I have several play therapy related boards and I've gained many followers. Here's my direct link. Pinterest - Pam Dyson Check out my boards, follow all or some of my boards and I'll follow you back!

January 2, 2012

Assemble a Play Therapy Kit for only $25.00

Putting together a play therapy kit doesn't have to break your budget. By shopping dollar stores I put together this selection of toys and I only spent $25.00.