Presenter: Dr. Ashley Garrett, PhD, LPCS, RPTS, ACS, NCC
Date: Friday June 30th, 2023
Time: 1:00pm-5:30pm (CST)
Location: Garrett Counseling – Jacksonville
Cost: $65.00 (Payment Link: We will send you a payment link within a week after registering.)
4.00 NBCC Clock Hours Total (ETHICS)


Workshop Description:
Ethical and legal documentation of mental health services can be overwhelming. Medicaid and other major insurance guidelines are more confusing than ever, and we all fear the ever-threatening retractions and audits. As professional counselors, we want to help as many people as possible while unburdening the paperwork so that we can be most effective in doing what we love: serving people. Through this workshop, you’ll develop an understanding of the “payer perspective” when documenting all types of therapy sessions (including play therapy) and techniques for more professional and less time-consuming note taking. This workshop will teach effective tools for navigating medical necessity, incorporating evidence-based information into treatment planning and documenting therapy sessions.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:

  • Recall 3 ethical considerations for documentation per the ACA Code of Ethics
  • Identify at least 3 components of medical necessity as it applies to documentation in an ethical manner
  • Demonstrate at least 3 documentation skills for completing clinical notes ethically
  • Identify common retractions in audits and how to ethically document and bill services to avoid costly audit mishaps.

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.