Presenter: Dr. Ashley Garrett, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, ACS, NCC
Date: Friday, May 26th, 2023
Time: 1:00pm- 5:30pm CST
Location: Garrett Counseling- Jacksonville
Cost: $60.00 (Payment link will be emailed once you register)
*Limited to 15 Participants 

4 NBCC / APT Contact Hours

  • 4.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors – Provider No. 6763
  • 4.00 Contact Clock Hours- APT Approved Provider No. 15-430 (Meets cultural /diversity course requirement)


Workshop Description:
This training is designed for the counselor and play therapist in an agency, private practice, or school setting who is interested in learning more about using the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI) as a play therapy intervention. We will cover the primary rationale and research behind the CFI specific to directive play therapy. Participants will utilize sandtray and Brave Play to learn how to engage clients in self-reflection of their own culture and how it impacts their mental wellness. Counselors will increase insight on how their own culture can impact the therapeutic relationship.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will discuss the concept of cultural humility and how it impacts the counseling relationship.
  • Participants will discuss the basics of the Cultural-Formulation Interview and how to utilize it as a play therapy intervention in therapy.
  • Participants will explain the rationale and research behind the CFI and how it can support diversity in their clinical practice.
  • Participants will apply play therapy directives through sandtray and Brave Play to engage clients, creating a practice that is cultural and socially diverse.

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 training is designed to offer you a safe space with unique opportunities to nourish your personal and professional selves. 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.
*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 cancellation fee of $10.00. 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 If cancellation is not received in writing, you will be charged the full amount of tuition.