Brave Play

Brave PlayBrave 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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  • Ethical Issues in Consultation and Supervision Presenter: Dr. Ashley Garrett, PhD, LPCS, RPTS, ACS Date: Saturday, December, 17th 2022 Time: 830am (CST) to 1pm (CST) Location: Live and Interactive Webinar via Zoom Cost: $65.00 (Payment link will be emailed to you once you register) Registration Link: Click Here 4.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors – Provider No. 6763 About the… Read More
  • Virtual Supervision in a Post-Pandemic World Presenter: Jason H. King, Ph.D., LCMHC-S, CCMHC, ACS Date: Tuesday, September, 27th 2022 Time: 11am - 1pm CST Location: Live and Interactive Webinar via Zoom Cost: FREE to LPC-S (What? did you say FREE?) Registration Link: Click Here (Meets ABEC requirements for Online/Telehealth Supervision Requirement Hours) 2.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors –… Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • Using the Cultural-Formulation-Interview In Play Therapy Supervision: A Tool For Play Therapy Supervisors Presenter: Dr. Ashley Garrett, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, ACS, NCC Date: Friday, September, 30th 2022 Time: 9:30 AM Eastern (8:30 AM Central) Location: Live and Interactive Webinar via Google Meet Cost: $45.00 Registration Link: Click Here ***NOTE: You will need a Sandtray or Brave Play kit (ideally both) for this workshop. ***A link for payment will… Read More
  • Sandtray for Beginners: Experiential Learning Where Theory and Practice Connect – July 2022 Presenter: Dr. Ashley Garrett, PhD, LPCS, RPTS, NCC Date: July 14th and July 15th, 8AM - 4PM (Thursday and Friday) Location: Garrett Counseling, Boaz, AL 12.00 Clock Hours Total Cost: $225.00 Payment Link: Click Here (Enter the amount for this training) Registration Link: Click Here DESCRIPTION: This is a two-day introductory workshop that teaches the… Read More
  • ADHD Symptomology and Assessment Protocols – May 27, 2022 Presenters: Dr. Ashley Garrett, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC; Lynsey, Leopard, ALC, NCC; Miriam Comer, ALC Date: Friday, May 27th 1st, 2022 1:00pm-5:30pm CST Location: Garrett Counseling - Interactive 4 NBCC Cost: $160.00 Payment Link: Click Here (Enter the amount for this training) Registration Link: Click Here 4.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors -… Read More
  • Ethical Documentation in Mental Health – July 9, 2022 Presenter: Ashley Garrett, LPCS, RPTS, EdS, NCC Date: Saturday July 9th 8AM - 12PM Noon CST (9am- 1pm EST) LIVE WEBINAR 4.00 Clock Hours Total (ETHICS) 4.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors - Provider No. 6763 4.00 Clock Hours - Alabama State Board of Social Work - Provider No. 612 Cost: $65.00 Register… Read More
  • The Neuroscience Behind Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Counseling Presenter: Dr. David Pittman, Ph.D Date: Friday, October 14th, 2022 Noon-3pm CST Location: Live Webinar 3 NBCC Contact Hours 3.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors - Provider No. 6763 3.00 Clock Hours - Alabama State Board of Social Work - Provider No. 612 Cost: $50.00 Payment Link: Click Here! (Enter the amount for… Read More
  • The Neuroscience Behind Depression in Counseling Presenter: Dr. David Pittman, Ph.D Date: Friday, August 12th, 2022 Noon-3pm CST Location: Live Webinar 3 NBCC Contact Hours 3.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors - Provider No. 6763 3.00 Clock Hours - Alabama State Board of Social Work - Provider No. 612 Cost: $50.00 Payment Link: Click Here! (Enter the amount for… Read More
  • The Neuroscience Behind ADHD in Counseling Presenter: Dr. David Pittman, Ph.D. Date: Friday, June 3rd, 2022 Noon-3pm CST Location: Live Webinar 3 NBCC Contact Hours 3.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors - Provider No. 6763 3.00 Clock Hours - Alabama State Board of Social Work - Provider No. 612 Cost: $50.00 Payment Link: Click Here! (Enter the amount for… Read More
  • Prescriptive Play Therapy: Theory and Practice Presenter: Ashley Garrett, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC Date: Saturday, April 30th, 2022 8:00pm- 12:30pm CST Live Webinar (Quiz Required) 4 NBCC / APT Contact Hours 4.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors - Provider No. 6763 4.00 Clock Hours - Alabama State Board of Social Work - Provider No. 612 4.00 Contact Clock Hours- APT… Read More
  • Child Parent Relationship Therapy: Theory and Practice Presenter: Ashley Garrett, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC Date: Friday, April 22nd, 2022 1:00pm-5:30pm CST Location: Live Webinar (Quiz Required) 4 NBCC / APT Contact Hours 4.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors - Provider No. 6763 4.00 Clock Hours - Alabama State Board of Social Work - Provider No. 612 4.00 Contact Clock Hours- APT… Read More
  • Solution-Focused Play Therapy: Theory and Practice Presenter: Ashley Garrett, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC Date: Friday, April 1st, 2022 1:00pm-5:30pm CST Location: Live Webinar (Quiz Required) 4 NBCC / APT Contact Hours 4.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors - Provider No. 6763 4.00 Clock Hours - Alabama State Board of Social Work - Provider No. 612 4.00 Contact Clock Hours- APT… Read More
  • History and Foundations of Play Therapy Presenter: Ashley Garrett, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC Date: Friday, March 4th, 2022 1:00pm-5:30pm CST Location: Live Webinar (Quiz Required) 4 NBCC / APT Contact Hours 4.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors - Provider No. 6763 4.00 Clock Hours - Alabama State Board of Social Work - Provider No. 612 4.00 Contact Clock Hours- APT… Read More
  • Psychopharmacology of Counseling Presenter: Dr. David Pittman, Ph.D. Date: Friday, February 4th, 2022 Noon-3pm CST Location: Live Webinar 3 NBCC Contact Hours 3.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors - Provider No. 6763 3.00 Clock Hours - Alabama State Board of Social Work - Provider No. 612 Cost: $50.00 Payment Link: Click here! (Enter the amount for… Read More
  • Sandtray Level 2: Techniques For A Diverse Population – February 11th, 2022 Presenter: Ashley Garrett, LPCS, RPTS, EdS, NCC Date: Friday, Feb 11th 1-530pm CST (2-630pm EST) Saturday, Feb 12th 8am-1230pm (9am-130pm EST) Location: LIVE WEBINAR 8.00 Clock Hours Total 8.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors - Provider No. 6763 8.00 Clock Hours - Alabama State Board of Social Work - Provider No. 612 8.00… Read More
  • Working with Challenging Supervisees in Play Therapy Supervision Presenter: Dr. Kelly Kennedy, PhD, LMFT/S, RPT/S Date: Friday, March 25, 2022 from 1pm-5pm EST (12-4pm CST) Live Webinar (Real Time): Limited to 40 participants 4 Contact Hours (counts for supervision CEUS for many state supervisor licenses as well as RPTS supervisor hours) *Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved… Read More
  • Sandtray for Beginners: Experiential Learning – Where Theory & Practice Connect – Jan. 2022 Presenter: Ashley Garrett, LPCS, RPTS, EdS, NCC Date: January 13th - January 14th, 2022: 8AM - 4PM Location: Garrett Counseling, Boaz, AL 12.00 Clock Hours Total Register Here. Description: This is a two-day introductory workshop that teaches the basics of Sandtray and Sandplay ® , in play therapy, knowledge. Counselors will gain insight into foundational… Read More
  • Neuroscience Approach to Counseling Anxiety Presenter: Dr. David Pittman Location: Garrett Counseling, LIVE WEBINAR Date: Friday, September 10th 2pm- 5pm EST (1-4pm CST) 3 NBCC Contact Hours Cost: $60.00 Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScX-Mg326AE0g-eqZ7RqyFx4b3zwDctMO89YNuO6Et2g8l_WQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2cYlk36OUlYBjw9op_sUS4bAqc3l_7nnuekzlOEOkx1s42yC9IsOoE41E  Learning Objectives: Increase understanding of the representation of anxiety in the brain Increase understanding of the relationship between stress and anxiety versus relaxation and anxiety Gain insight into… Read More
  • Sexting, Pornography, and the Law Our adolescent and pre-adolescent children are becoming more exposed to sexually explicit images and behavior in today's modern society. Why do our children participate in sexting, and how does the law look at problematic sexual behavior. How did pornography become so accessible to our children, and how does pornography affect our youth. Is pornography addictive,… Read More
  • Neuroscience and Sleep in Counseling Presenter: Dr. David Pittman Location: Garrett Counseling, LIVE WEBINAR Date: Friday, August 20th 2pm- 5pm EST (1-4pm CST) 3 NBCC Contact Hours Cost: $60.00 Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSeJRrtxLjP.../viewform... Learning Objectives: Counselors will gain a general neuroscience refresher where they will: Gain increased understanding of neuroanatomy related to counseling: Amygdala: fear; Hippocampus: memory; Insula: interoception; Prefrontal Cortex: cognition;… Read More
  • Sandtray for Beginners: Experiential Learning Where Theory and Practice Connect – May 2021 Presenter: Ashley Garrett, LPCS, RPTS, EdS, NCC Date: May 13th AND May 14th, 2021, 9AM - 4 PM Location: Garrett Counseling, Boaz, AL 12.00 Clock Hours Total DESCRIPTION: 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… Read More
  • Ethics in Counseling Part 2: Live Webinar This live webinar will require a test at the completion of workshop. You must score 80% or more to receive CEUS. Cameras are required to be on the entire time, per NBCC rules. If you do not have camera on you will receive non-contact hours. Presenter: Ashley Garrett, LPC-S, RPT-S Location: LIVE WEBINAR Date: Saturday,… Read More
  • Ethics in Counseling Part 1: Live Webinar Today, licensed professional counselors face complex ethical issues. Counselors are charged with being knowledgeable of these ethical and legal issues to ensure ethical practice. Working knowledge of the ACA and NBCC Code of Ethics, along with state ethics and laws is required of all licensed professional counselors. This live webinar will require a test at… Read More
  • 4th Annual Brave Play Retreat | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL 4th Annual Brave Play Retreat – Intimacy and Vulnerability ***This event is full. We hope to see you in June 2022 for the 5th Annual Brave Play Retreat! Check back soon for information regarding next year.*** An experiential retreat for personal and professional growth in a post-pandemic world. Date: June 4th-6th, 2021 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada   Read More
  • Neurocounseling | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL Neurocounseling: The Basics This is a total of 6 hours over two different days. There is only one registration option which is attend both days. Day one is foundational and required for day two. Day One Learning Objectives (3 Hours) Friday, March 5th, 2021 11am-2pm CST Participants will gain a clearer understanding of basic neuroanatomy (structures and functions).… Read More
  • 4th Annual Brave Play Retreat | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL 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… Read More
  • BRAVE PLAY: Cancellations & Grievances Cancellation & Grievances Policies: For complete information regarding cancellations or filing a grievance, please use the button below.  Read More
  • 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.… Read More
  • 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 of Topical Issues During COVID will provide counselors with standards to help them practice ethically according to the ACA Code of Ethics. Using case studies… Read More
  • 3rd Annual Brave Play | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL 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… Read More
  • Sandtray 2019 | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL 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. Read More
  • Sandtray for the Novice Mental Health | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL 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. Read More
  • AutPlay Therapy | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL 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. Read More
  • Brave Play Annual Retreat | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL Brave Play Annual Retreat Read More
  • Ethical Considerations for Professional | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL Ethical Considerations for Licensed Professional Counselors Read More
  • Ethical Conceptualization of the Christian Client Ethical Conceptualization of the Christian Client Ethical Conceptualization of the Christian Client: Implications for Culturally-Informed Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Read More
  • Playdate with Lisa Dion 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 Read More
  • Sexual Issues in Couples Work 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. Read More
  • Sandtray Weekend - November 2018 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. Read More
  • Playdate with Paris | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL Playdate with Paris Taming the Trauma: Using flexibly sequential play therapy with traumatized children Read More
  • The Gatekeeper | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL 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. Read More
  • Mastering the DSM-5® | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL 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. Read More
  • NBCC | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL 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. Read More
  • Association For Play Therapy | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL 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. Read More

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