Brave Play offers continuing education for mental health professionals that is interactive and experiential. You’ll come away with more knowledge, new skills to enhance your practice, renewed energy, and meaningful connections. In today’s fast-paced world and complex mental health systems, many practitioners feel overwhelmed and experience burnout and other health problems. Our professional trainings are designed to offer you a safe space with unique opportunities to nourish your personal and professional selves.

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  • Brave Play Kit

    Brave Play Kit The Brave Play kit is a tool used in therapy as a form of expressive therapy. Very similar to sand tray without the sand, the Brave Play kit was developed by Ashley Garrett as a portable and less intimidating method of processing through experiential Play Therapy. Used with children, teens, and adults, Brave Play allows a person to reflect on their own life with opportunities to resolve conflicts, increase self-acceptance, and develop plans to remove obstacles in their life. Each year a new edition is published and builds your kit with more atoms (the minis that make up the kit) to expand your practice. Each kit is individually built and includes 20 minis which vary from kit to kit.

    This kit is a great tool for experiential learning in secondary and higher education. It is also great for team building of all kinds, organizational psychology, partnerships, and for use in the corporate world.

    Pricing:

    2020 Edition: $20.00

    2021 Edition: $25.00

    *Free Shipping Within The U.S.

    To order, click here to complete the order form. Once you complete the form, you will receive an email with a link to complete your payment.


    Testimonials

    “I absolutely love my Brave Play Kit. It is a great way to get a session started with adults, especially adults new to counseling, who are having a hard time verbalizing their experiences. I also use my kit with kiddos to encourage them to describe themselves.” – Madalyn Caldwell, Ed.S., LPC

     

    “Working as a school counselor, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t pull out my Brave Play kit! I love how it breaks language barriers, cultural barriers, and enables students to communicate with me, with their peers, and with authority figures. It gives someone the power to start a conversation, without having to use words! I also use it weekly in my supervision sessions with my counselors-in-training. Conceptualization, assessments, diagnosis- we cover all these areas by exploring counselor ideas and concerns through the use of the Brave Play Kit!” – Mindi Amberson, LPCS, RPTS, School Counselor

     

    “Recently used the Brave Play Kit with an adolescent moving from foster to adoption. For the first time, he was able to talk about his heartbreak of living without a father for his entire childhood. He surprised himself and commented that he had never told anyone that secret regret. The Brave Play method is a powerful clinical tool.” – Ginger Caudell, LPC

     

    “I love the Brave Play Kit! I have used it for teaching graduate students, supervising counselors in training, counseling adolescents and families, and Motivational Interviewing in substance abuse treatment with adults. It is a great counseling or self-reflection tool. I look forward to the next edition!” – Laura Browder, EdS, LPCS, AADC

     

    “It’s like sandtray therapy without the sand! Clients both young and old love to utilizing the Brave Play Kit because they help so much with communicating their thoughts and feelings clearly without words.” – Caroline Allen-Ross, LPC

     

    “The Brave Play Kit is a go-to for me when working with clients and students. It is so versatile, and the variety of items allows for rich discussion and insight for all ages. I have used this kit with ages 5 through adult with good responses at each level.” – Dr. Amy Davis


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  • Winter Wellness Wheel 2021

    Presenter: Ashley Garrett, LPCS, RPTS, NCC

    Date: Saturday, January 9th, 2021

    Time: 9am-4pm CST (10am-5pm EST)

    Platform: Zoom. Live Web-Based Workshop- Limited to 30 participants

    Agenda: Two 15 minute breaks and one 30 minute break for lunch

    6 Contact CE Hours
    APT Approved Provider
    NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider

    Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (6 hrs) CONTACT CE Hours. Quiz will be given at the end of the workshop.

    Cost: $75.00 ($6.00 for ALC Apprenticeship program)
    Add on: If you want a Brave Play kit we will mail you one, to keep, for an additional $20.00 (two weeks before the event to allow time for shipping).

    Program Description: Mental health professionals not only strive to model wellness but also benefit significantly from developing an emotionally stable sense of self. Engaging in wellness, as a form of mental practice, has shown to provide many benefits including reduction of burnout. The Five-Factor Wellness Inventory addressing all aspects of wellness while expanding on the necessity of creativity. This training will empower mental health professionals to better understand the research of creative wellness and create a SMART personal practice guide to reduce the negative impact of compassion fatigue. 6 APT Contact Hours / 6 NBCC Contact Hours

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Participants will learn to identify and will experience 3 key factors of self-care.
    2. Participants will learn the 5 key concepts of the Five-Factor Wellness Inventory Wheel (5f-welp).
    3. Participants will gain an understanding of and list 3 reasons why self-care is an ethical practice for mental health professionals, specifically for Play Therapists.
    4. Participants will demonstrate 3 play therapy techniques that facilitate self-care in for clients. (Wellness map, sickness map, brave play, Sandtray
    5. Participants will complete a self-assessment for burnout and compassion fatigue and be able to describe the symptoms.
    6. Participants will learn and engage in 2 creative wellness techniques based on the Creative Self aspect of the Wellness Wheel.
    7. Participants will develop a personal self-care plan that is influenced by Creative Self research.

    NOTE: Quiz will be given at the end of each day and the camera must be on during entire training to receive contact hours.

    To register, click here

  • BRAVE PLAY: Cancellations & Grievances

    Cancellation & Grievances Policies: For complete information regarding cancellations or filing a grievance, please use the button below. 

  • Ethical Considerations for Professional Counselors: Telehealth Counseling

    Ethical Considerations for Professional Counselors: Telehealth Counseling

    Presenter: Ashley Garrett, LPC-S, RPT-S

    Date: Monday, May 25th, 2020

    Time: 6pm-8pm CST

    Location: LIVE Webinar Due to COVID-19

    This training will provide counselors with standards to help them practice telebehavioral health in an ethical manner. It will also provide resources on the use of technology in telehealth. Topics will include ethical standards related to telebehavioral health; use of technology in telehealth; social media policies; intervention and reference applications. Case studies will be utilized.

    Learning Objectives: Identify five additional standards you can utilize to help you practice telebehavioral health in an ethical manner; and examine sample technology to assist you with sending and receiving HIPAA compliant information to your clients.

    2.00 Clock Hours (ETHICS)
    National Board for Certificate Counselors ­ Provider No. 6763

    COST: $40.00 (Contact Hours included)
    GCC Team Members: FREE

    PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by 05/22/2020

    Making Payment: Once you register, the link will be provided in the submission box. You have not RESERVED your seat until you have paid.

    FORMAT: We will use Google Meet for this training. A link will be sent to the email you use to register.

  • Ethical Considerations for Counselors: Topical Issues During COVID

    Ethical Considerations for Professional Counselors: Topical Issues during COVID

    Presenter: Ashley Garrett, LPC-S, RPT-S

    Date: Monday, May 22th, 2020

    Time: 12pm-415pm CST

    Location: LIVE Webinar Due to COVID-19

    This training will provide counselors with standards to help them practice ethically according to the ACA Code of Ethics. Using case studies and small group experiential learning, participants will explore topics such as courtroom testimony, advocacy, the importance of using decision-making models in ethical decision making, common ethical issues for new counselors, and ethics within the systems perspective.

    Learning Objectives: Identify ACA Code of Ethics standards related to courtroom testimony. Identify the ACA Code of Ethics standards related to advocacy issues in current times. Identify ACA Code of Ethics related to informed consent and release of information, including new case law in Alabama. Identify the importance of case consultation as a new and experienced counselor and learn what the ACA Code of Ethics states regarding these issues. Identify three concerns regarding the systems perspective and the ACA Code of Ethics.

    4.00 Clock Hours (ETHICS)
    National Board for Certificate Counselors ­ Provider No. 6763

    COST: $80.00 (Contact Hours included)
    GCC Team Members: FREE

    PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by 05/22/2020

    Making Payment: Once you register, the link will be provided in the submission box. You have not RESERVED your seat until you have paid.

    FORMAT: We will use Google Meet for this training. A link will be sent to the email you use to register.

  • 3rd Annual Brave Play Women’s Retreat

    Retreat to the Blue Ridge Mountains, - Asheville, NC
    November 13th-16th, 2020
    3 nights and 4 days retreat!
    All-inclusive Mental Wellness Retreat includes
    12 CEUs, room, all meals, and transportation to and from the airport. Early Bird Price until March 31st:
    Solo Room / $1300.00
    Shared Room (share king bed) / 650.00

    Limited to 10 participants.

    Email us at garrett@garrettcounseling.com to register

     

     

  • Sandtray – December 2019

    This is a two-day introductory workshop that teaches the basics of Sandtray and Sandplay ® knowledge. Counselors will gain insight into foundational components of sandtray/play. Counselors will increase their knowledge in order to offer clients this experiential healing opportunity of self-expression, gaining access to the unconscious, and empowerment through creative problem-solving. Beginners Level.

  • Sandtray for the Novice Mental Health Professional – December 2019

    This is an introductory workshop that teaches the basics of Sandtray and Sandplay ® knowledge. Counselors will gain insight into foundational components of sandtray/play. Counselors will increase their knowledge in order to offer clients this experiential healing opportunity of self-expression, gaining access to the unconscious, and empowerment through creative problem-solving. Beginners Level.

  • AutPlay Therapy

    This is a two-day intensive certification training. This training focuses on teaching the AutPlay Therapy treatment approach, a play therapy and behavioral therapy approach to working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other developmental disabilities.

  • Brave Play Annual Retreat
  • Ethical Considerations for Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Ethical Conceptualization of the Christian Client

    Ethical Conceptualization of the Christian Client: Implications for Culturally-Informed Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment.

  • Playdate with Lisa Dion

    This 2 day workshop will take participants to new possibilities as they explore a science based process for working with children at the deepest, most profound levels while staying safe and sane

  • Sexual Issues in Couples Work

    This training is designed for therapists in agency and private practice settings who are interested in learning more about couples interventions and techniques specific to sexual issues, with a focus on eliminating shame around sex.

  • Sandtray Weekend – November 2018

    This is an introductory session for basic sand tray and sand play knowledge. Counselors will gain insight on the foundation components on what sand tray/play are, as well as leave with knowledge on which to offer clients this healing opportunity.

  • Playdate with Paris

    TAMING THE TRAUMA: USING FLEXIBLY SEQUENTIAL PLAY THERAPY WITH TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN

  • The Gatekeeper: Advancing your counselor supervision skills

    Workshop attendees will learn about the role and functions of clinical supervision, including different models of supervision. Through experiential learning, attendees will learn techniques they can use immediately with supervisees.

  • Mastering the DSM-5® to Achieve Developmental and Culturally Sensitive Clinical Case Formulation

    Learn appropriate use of the DSM-5® Cross-Cutting Symptom Measures, Disorder-Specific Severity Measures, Disability Measures, and the Early Development and Home Background forms to ensure client welfare and competence with multicultural issues and diversity in assessment.

  • NATIONAL BOARD FOR CERTIFIED COUNSELORS (NBCC)

    All trainings are available for NBCC credit.

    Garrett Counseling has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6763. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Garrett Counseling is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

  • ASSOCIATION FOR PLAY THERAPY (APT)

    APT Approved Provider 15-430

    Concerns & Complaint Policy: If you have any complaint or concern about access or quality of any of the trainings please contact garrett@garrettcounseling.com and your concern will be reviewed and addressed promptly.

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