Working with Challenging Supervisees in Play Therapy Supervision

Presenter: Dr. Kelly Kennedy, PhD, LMFT/S, RPT/S
Date: Friday, March 18, 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 by APT for (4 hrs) CONTACT CE 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 Clock Hours toward supervision for RPTS – APT Approved Provider 15-430

Cost: $80.00 (Payment Link Here)

Register Here


Description:

Participants will:
1. Learn about working with 3 different types of challenging supervisees
2. Practice applying ethical considerations when working with challenging supervisees using the AAMFT and ACA
3. Verbalize at least three techniques to use with challenging supervisees
4. Practice applying play with the techniques to a current supervisee case that is challenging to the participant


Read more about Dr. Kennedy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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. For for information about our speakers visit us here.

*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 NBCC ACEP Provider No. 6763.

*Garrett Counseling is approved by APT to provide continuing education. Garrett Counseling maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APT Approved Provider 15-430.

Making Payment: Once you register, you will receive a link in the email you provided to make payment. You have not RESERVED your seat until you have paid.

*By registering for this event you are giving Brave Play / Garrett Counseling permission to use video and photography for advertisement on all marketing material, including social media. You understand that all of GCC property is being recorded and all common areas have voice and video recordings. By registering and attending you are giving permission to GCC for both voice and video recordings on company property.

Cancellation Policy: If you contact us before the program date, you may exchange for a certificate to attend another program or a tuition refund less a cancel fee. Occasionally, changes are made due to unforeseen circumstances or participant demand. While Garrett Counseling will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Garrett Counseling’s liability is limited to the tuition fee only. If you cancel, 10 business days before the event, you will receive a full refund. Cancellation must be received in writing and can be faxed to 1-256-217-4162 or emailed to garrett@garrettcounseling.com. If cancellation is not received in writing, you will be charged the full amount of tuition.

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 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.

At the end of this workshop learns will be able to:

  1. Identify the therapeutic relationship that is utilized in the Sandtray experience.
  2. Explain how to gain access to the unconscious in both Sandtray and in Sand Play ®.
  3. List common themes in play therapy when utilizing Sandtray techniques.
  4. Describe different theories that can be used to help play therapy clients practice more adaptive and pro-social ways of solving problems and interacting with others through Sandtray directives.
  5. Identify best play therapy practices for when to use Sandtray.
  6. Identify best play therapy practices for using Sand Play ®.
  7. Become familiar with and use two directive Sandtray techniques to utilize for clients to explore self-regulation. 8. become familiar with and be able to model non-directive Sandtray skills, such as reflections, tracking, and “I wonder” statements.
  8. Explain three techniques used to document play therapy using Sandtray for reimbursement in a clinical note. 10. be able to self explore and learn through directive play therapy techniques for Sandtray.
  9. Personally experience and then lead a client in directive play techniques, guided by reflecting and tracking. 12. identify of how play therapy in a Sandtray can be used with adolescence to adulthood.

12.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors – Provider No. 6763
12.00 Clock Hours – Alabama State Board of Social Work – Provider No. 612


About the Presenter: Ashley Garrett, EdS, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC


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. For for information about our speakers visit us here.


*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 NBCC ACEP Provider No. 6763.

*Garrett Counseling is approved by APT to provide continuing education. Garrett Counseling maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APT Approved Provider 15-430.


Making Payment: Once you register, you will receive a link in the email you provided to make payment. You have not RESERVED your seat until you have paid.

*By registering for this event you are giving Brave Play / Garrett Counseling permission to use video and photography for advertisement on all marketing material, including social media. You understand that all of GCC property is being recorded and all common areas have voice and video recordings. By registering and attending you are giving permission to GCC for both voice and video recordings on company property.

Cancellation Policy: If you contact us before the program date, you may exchange for a certificate to attend another program or a tuition refund less a cancel fee. Occasionally, changes are made due to unforeseen circumstances or participant demand. While Garrett Counseling will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Garrett Counseling’s liability is limited to the tuition fee only. If you cancel, 10 business days before the event, you will receive a full refund. Cancellation must be received in writing and can be faxed to 1-256-217-4162 or emailed to garrett@garrettcounseling.com. If cancellation is not received in writing, you will be charged the full amount of tuition.

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 the relationship between the amygdala and triggers
  • Learn how to utilize retraining of the amygdala through experience
  • Learn how to apply neuro-informed approaches to treat anxiety

Neurocounseling | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL About the Speaker:

David W. Pittman, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Wofford College. Dr. Pittman earned a B.S. degree in psychology from Wofford College (1994) and an M.S. degree in psychology (1997) and a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience (2001) from the Florida State University. In addition to teaching neuroscience courses such as Biological Psychology, Sensation & Perception, Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology, Dr. Pittman maintains a productive research laboratory involving solely undergraduate students.

Dr. Pittman’s laboratory examines how taste neural signals are sent from the mouth to the brain and how the sense of taste then affects feeding behavior in both humans and rodent animal models. Currently Dr. Pittman is investigating three lines of research. 1) Understanding how dietary fats produce taste sensations and motivate the consumption of high-fat foods. 2) Exploring how anti-anxiety drugs, such as Valium, may alter taste sensations to increase the palatability of food and thus increase our food consumption when taking those medications. 3) Identifying a new mechanism in the tongue to detect and taste glucose. Dr. Pittman has also developed and supports an elementary school-based intervention to reduce childhood obesity. Boss’ Healthy Buddies is an evidence-based nutrition education resource matched to South Carolina elementary education standards for kindergarten through fourth grade. The Healthy Eating Decisions program is a cost-free, sustainable, and effective program to increase healthy eating during school lunch service.

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, and how do we teach our children about the myths of what they see in today’s sexually explicit images. Join us for Sexting, Pornography, and the law….oh my to discuss these topics and much more.

Presenter: John Wiginton, MS, LPC, CJSOTS
Location: Garrett Counseling, LIVE WEBINAR
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021 1:00pm-4:00pm CDT (2pm-5pm EST)
3 NBCC Contact Hours
Cost: $75.00
Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdQPzSpuKY…/viewform…
Learning Objectives:

  • Mental health professionals will be able to define sexting and discuss legal issues related to juveniles sexting.
  • Mental health professionals will be able to discuss the history of pornography and have a clear understanding of what is considered pornographic.
  • Mental health professionals will have a clear understanding of how pornography effect our youth in regards to mental and physical wellness.
  • Mental health professionals will be able to have a clearer understanding of how pornography can be addictive
  • Mental health professionals will gain a clear understanding of mental health treatment options for pornography related concerns.

About The Speaker:

Wes Wiginton received his master’s degree in Counseling from Faulkner University and has his Bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University and is currently licensed by the State of Alabama as an LPC and provides counseling services for families in The State of Alabama. Wes is also a Certified Adjudicated Juvenile Sex Offender Therapist from State of Alabama Department of Youth Services and provides assessments and counseling with this population.

Wes is a member of The NAFC (National Association of Forensic Counselor’s) as a Certified Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, a member of ATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers), and a Certified Therapist for Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behaviors by The State of Alabama Department of Youth Services. Wes resides in Oxford, Al and is owner of Cheaha Counseling and Consulting LLC. Wes currently speaks in the U.S. about working with children with problematic sexual behaviors and how sexting and pornography effects our youth.

Wes has spoken at the following conferences and organizations:

  • 2017-Cleburne County Department of Human Resource, Defining Juvenile Offenders.
  • 2017-Calhoun County Guardian Ad Litem Association, Defining Juvenile Offenders.
  • 2017-Calhoun County Department of Human Resources, Defining Juvenile Offenders.
  • 2018-Cherokee Policy Counsel, Juvenile Offenders and School Polices. 2018-JSU Hope Series, Ethical Considerations when working with Juvenile Sex Offenders.
  • 2019-The Alabama Employee Association Conference, Ethical Considerations when working with Juvenile Sex Offenders.
  • October 2019-National Association of Forensic Counselors Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV
  • November 2019-Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA) Annual Conference, Montgomery Al.
  • August 2021-YPSB Certification Program at The University of Alabama for Youth Services Institute.

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; Cingulate Cortex: self-regulation.
  • Gain a greater understanding of communication and connectivity in the brain (the importance of electrical signals and neurotransmitter chemicals and receptors especially related to plasticity of circuits and connections).
  • Increase understanding of the sleep-wake system in the brain and what other systems influence it.
  • Increase understanding of the difference and importance of both slow-wave sleep and REM sleep.
  • Increase understanding of the relationship between memory formation and sleep patterns.
  • Increase understanding of the relationship between mood, emotion and sleep patterns.
  • Gain basic understanding of the relationship between successful therapy and sleep patterns.
  • Learn how to apply techniques to improve the sleep quality of clients.

Neurocounseling | Garrett Counseling | Huntsville AL

About the Speaker:
David W. Pittman, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Wofford College. Dr. Pittman earned a B.S. degree in psychology from Wofford College (1994) and an M.S. degree in psychology (1997) and a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience (2001) from the Florida State University. In addition to teaching neuroscience courses such as Biological Psychology, Sensation & Perception, Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology, Dr. Pittman maintains a productive research laboratory involving solely undergraduate students.
Dr. Pittman’s laboratory examines how taste neural signals are sent from the mouth to the brain and how the sense of taste then affects feeding behavior in both humans and rodent animal models. Currently Dr. Pittman is investigating three lines of research. 1) Understanding how dietary fats produce taste sensations and motivate the consumption of high-fat foods. 2) Exploring how anti-anxiety drugs, such as Valium, may alter taste sensations to increase the palatability of food and thus increase our food consumption when taking those medications. 3) Identifying a new mechanism in the tongue to detect and taste glucose. Dr. Pittman has also developed and supports an elementary school-based intervention to reduce childhood obesity. Boss’ Healthy Buddies is an evidence-based nutrition education resource matched to South Carolina elementary education standards for kindergarten through fourth grade. The Healthy Eating Decisions program is a cost-free, sustainable, and effective program to increase healthy eating during school lunch service.

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 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.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Day 1: Creating the Foundation. Participants will be able to identify the therapeutic relationship that is utilized in the sandtray experience. Participants will be able to explain how to gain access to the unconscious in both sandtray and in Sand Play ®. Participants will be able to list common themes in play therapy when utilizing sandtray techniques. Participants will be able to describe different theories that can be used to help play therapy clients practice more adaptive and pro-social ways of solving problems and interacting with others through sandtray directives. Identify best play therapy practices for when to use sandtray. Identify best play therapy practices for using Sand Play ®.
  • Day 2: Techniques and Documentation Skills. Participants will become familiar with two directive
    sandtray techniques to utilize for clients to explore self-regulation. Participants will become familiar with and be able to model nondirective sandtray skills, such as reflections, tracking, and “I wonder” statements. Learn three
    techniques used to document play therapy using sandtray for reimbursement in a clinical note. Self explore and
    learn through directive play therapy techniques for sandtray. Experience the play therapy in directive play
    techniques, guided by reflecting and tracking. Overview of how play therapy in a sandtray can be used with
    adolescence to adulthood

12.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors – Provider No. 6763
12.00 Clock Hours – Alabama State Board of Social Work – Provider No. 612


About the Presenter: Ashley Garrett


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. For for information about our speakers visit us here.


*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 NBCC ACEP Provider No. 6763.

*Garrett Counseling is approved by APT to provide continuing education. Garrett Counseling maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APT Approved Provider 15-430.


Making Payment: Once you register, you will receive a link in the email you provided to make payment. You have not RESERVED your seat until you have paid.

*By registering for this event you are giving Brave Play / Garrett Counseling permission to use video and photography for advertisement on all marketing material, including social media. You understand that all of GCC property is being recorded and all common areas have voice and video recordings. By registering and attending you are giving permission to GCC for both voice and video recordings on company property.

Cancellation Policy: If you contact us before the program date, you may exchange for a certificate to attend another program or a tuition refund less a cancel fee. Occasionally, changes are made due to unforeseen circumstances or participant demand. While Garrett Counseling will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Garrett Counseling’s liability is limited to the tuition fee only. If you cancel, 10 business days before the event, you will receive a full refund. Cancellation must be received in writing and can be faxed to 1-256-217-4162 or emailed to garrett@garrettcounseling.com. If cancellation is not received in writing, you will be charged the full amount of tuition.

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, June 19th, 2021 830am-1245pm CDT

4 NBCC Contact Hours

Cost: $80.00

Program Content Description / Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss an ethical decision-making model and practice applying model to case studies on highest ethical violations
2. Discuss two case studies specific to COVID-19 and Telehealth modality of counseling
3. Explore 10 ways to be ethical and reduce ethical violations
4. Exploring boundaries with clients and the Code of Ethics – with case study discussion

To register, click here! 


*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 NBCC ACEP Provider No. 6763.

Making Payment: Once you register, you will receive a link in the email you provided to make payment. You have not RESERVED your seat until you have paid. Limited seating.

Cancellation Policy: If you contact us before the program date, you may exchange for a certificate to attend another program or a tuition refund less a cancel fee. Occasionally, changes are made due to unforeseen circumstances or participant demand. While Garrett Counseling will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Garrett Counseling’s liability is limited to the tuition fee only. If you cancel, 10 business days before the event, you will receive a full refund. Cancellation must be received in writing and can be faxed to 1-256-217-4162 or emailed to garrett@garrettcounseling.com. If cancellation is not received in writing, you will be charged the full amount of tuition.

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 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, June 12th, 2021 830am-1245pm CDT

4 NBCC Contact Hours

Cost: $80.00

Program Content Description / Learning Objectives:
1. Identify and define the key elements of the NBCC, ACA, and ABEC Code of Ethics
2. Select and discuss the six purposes of the ACE Code of Ethics
3. Discuss an ethical decision-making model and practice applying model to case studies
4. Identify two situations that may warrant the disclosure of confidential information and give examples for each through the use of case studies.

To register, click here!


*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 NBCC ACEP Provider No. 6763.

Making Payment: Once you register, you will receive a link in the email you provided to make payment. You have not RESERVED your seat until you have paid. Limited seating.

Cancellation Policy: If you contact us before the program date, you may exchange for a certificate to attend another program or a tuition refund less a cancellation fee. Occasionally, changes are made due to unforeseen circumstances or Ethics in Counseling participant demand. While Garrett Counseling will do everything possible to ensure Ethics in Counseling participant satisfaction, Garrett Counseling’s liability is limited to the tuition fee only. If you cancel, 10 business days before the event, you will receive a full refund. Cancellation must be received in writing and can be faxed to 1-256-217-4162 or emailed to garrett@garrettcounseling.com. If cancellation is not received in writing, you will be charged the full amount of tuition.

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

 

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).
  • Participants will increase understanding of communication in the brain (the importance of electrical signals and neurotransmitter chemicals and receptors necessary to understand how drugs work).
  • Participants will learn the stress system (HPA axis and interactions with other systems like sleep, cognition, eating, obesity).
  • Participants will learn the sleep-wake system and the importance of both slow-wave sleep and REM sleep.

Day Two Learning Objectives (3 Hours) Friday, March 12th, 2021 11am-2pm CST

  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the neurological basis, common medical treatment, what role neuroeducation, neurofeedback, and metaphor-based approaches to improve mental health for clients diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder.
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the neurological basis, common medical treatment, what role neuroeducation, neurofeedback, and metaphor-based approaches to improve mental health for clients diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder.
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the neurological basis, common medical treatment, what role neuroeducation, neurofeedback, and metaphor-based approaches to improve mental health for clients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the neurological basis, common medical treatment, what role neuroeducation, neurofeedback, and metaphor-based approaches to improve mental health for clients diagnosed with ADHD.
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the neurological basis, common medical treatment, what role neuroeducation, neurofeedback, and metaphor-based approaches to improve mental health for clients diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the neurological basis, common medical treatment, what role neuroeducation, neurofeedback, and metaphor-based approaches to improve mental health for clients diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

About the Speaker: David W. Pittman, Ph.D. – Professor of Psychology at Wofford College

David W. Pittman, Ph.D.Dr. Pittman earned a B.S. degree in psychology from Wofford College (1994) and an M.S. degree in psychology (1997) and a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience (2001) from the Florida State University. In addition to teaching neuroscience courses such as Biological Psychology, Sensation & Perception, Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology, Dr. Pittman maintains a productive research laboratory involving solely undergraduate students.

Dr. Pittman’s laboratory examines how taste neural signals are sent from the mouth to the brain and how the sense of taste then affects feeding behavior in both humans and rodent animal models. Currently Dr. Pittman is investigating three lines of research. 1) Understanding how dietary fats produce taste sensations and motivate the consumption of high-fat foods. 2) Exploring how anti-anxiety drugs, such as Valium, may alter taste sensations to increase the palatability of food and thus increase our food consumption when taking those medications. 3) Identifying a new mechanism in the tongue to detect and taste glucose.

Dr. Pittman has also developed and supports an elementary school-based intervention to reduce childhood obesity. Boss’ Healthy Buddies is an evidence-based nutrition education resource matched to South Carolina elementary education standards for kindergarten through fourth grade. The Healthy Eating Decisions program is a cost-free, sustainable, and effective program to increase healthy eating during school lunch service.


National Board for Certificate Counselors ­ Provider No. 6763

6.00 Clock Hours (Contact Hours)


COST: $140.00 (Contact Hours included)
ALC Apprenticeship Program: $6.00

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by 03/01/2020

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 Zoom. A link will be sent to the email you use to register.

To register, click here.


Cancellation Policy:
If you contact us before the program date, you may exchange for a certificate to attend another program or a tuition refund. Please note there will be a cancellation fee subtracted from your refund. Occasionally, changes are made due to unforeseen circumstances or participant demand. While Garrett Counseling will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Garrett Counseling’s liability is limited to the tuition fee only. If you cancel, 10 business days before the event, you will receive a full refund. Cancellation must be received in writing and can be faxed to 1-256-217-4162 or emailed to garrett@garrettcounseling.com. If cancellation is not received in writing, you will be charged the full amount of tuition.

Grievance Policy:
When a complaint, either verbally or written, is filed the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution:

  1. Complaints relative to the presenter, contents being presented, or educational style, the individual voicing disapproval is requested to first address concerns to the presenter. If the presenter is not available, place his/her comments in writing. These comments will then be conveyed to the speaker while maintaining confidentiality.
  2. If the complaint concerns a continuing education activity, its content, level of presentation, or facilities in which the event is being held, the Director will attempt to resolve the matter as expeditiously as possible. If the offered resolution is not satisfactory to the individual filing the complaint, then further action may be taken.
    In the latter instance, the individual is requested to place his/her complaint in writing to the attention of the Director. The complaint is then reviewed and a written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint.

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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