Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Taming the Worry Monster


Workshop For Anxious Children


Presenter: Pam Dyson


Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Specializes in working with children ages 3-12

April 5, 2019

Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm

About the Presenter

Pam Dyson


Pam Dyson is a licensed professional counselor supervisor and a registered play therapist supervisor. She specializes in working with children ages 3-12 at her private practice in Plano, Texas.


As the founder and director of the DFW Center for Play Therapy Training she provides workshops, supervision and consultation services. 

Pam was the recipient of the Association for Play Therapy 2013 Key Award for Professional Education and Training and was recently elected to serve a second, three-year term, on the APT Board of Directors.

Worry Monster

Taming the Worry Monster: Play Therapy with Anxious Children

Anxiety is a common problem for many children. Whether the anxiety arises from genetic factors or environmental conditions children need to find a way to face the anxiety and master it. This training will examine the symptoms of anxiety and how it impacts children. We will explore play therapy interventions as a way of teaching children how to manage anxiety producing situations. The parent’s role in the play therapy process will also be discussed.



  1. Summarize the prevalence of anxiety in children

  2. Identify different types of anxiety and how it presents in children

  3. Explain why play therapy is an effective treatment approach

  4. Discuss the benefits of integrating play therapy with cognitive behavioral therapy

  5. Describe play therapy techniques that will help children manage anxiety

  6. Discuss how to incorporate parents in the play therapy treatment process