Presenter: Lynsey Leopard, EdS, LPC & Dr. Ashley Garrett, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, ACS, NCC
Date: Saturday August 24th, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST
Location: Garrett Counseling – Jacksonville, AL
Cost: $140 (Payment Link: We will send you a payment link within a week after registering.)
6 NBCC / APT Contact Hours

  • 6.00 Clock Hours National Board for Certificate Counselors – Provider No. 6763
  • 6.00 Contact Clock Hours- APT Approved Provider No. 15-430 (quiz required)


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Workshop Description:

Utilizing the framework of the Therapeutic Powers of Play, participants will have hands-on experience with traditional, therapeutic, and table games. Ways to incorporate board games to align with therapy goals and treatment of diagnoses will be reviewed, along with examples of documentation for reimbursement. At least 5 popular board games will be taught and participants will practice therapeutic modifications for various populations. 6 Continuing Education (NBCC and APT- Special Topics)

APT Breakdown: Special Topics

Learning Objectives:

  • Counselor will learn the difference between playing a board game in counseling and utilizing competitive board games in Play Therapy.
  • Counselors will deepen their understanding of the Therapeutic Powers of Play, focusing on advanced techniques for integrating board and card games to enhance social relationships and increase personal strengths, utilizing the Powers of Play tracking sheet.
  • Counselors will learn advanced methods for utilizing board games to conduct detailed assessments, including identifying subtle behavioral and emotional cues related to social relationships, personal strengths, and executive functioning skills when playing competitive board games.
  • Counselors will explore and analyze different metaphors displayed in board game play, learning to identify and utilize these metaphors to deeping therapeutic gains when using competitive board games.
  • Counselors will engage in hands-on practice with at least five competitive board games, learning specific therapeutic benefits and strategies for utilizing these games in play therapy.
  • Counselors will learn strategies for extending the skills and lessons learned in board games to clients’ daily lives, focusing on practical applications for addressing relevant concerns on treatment plans and promoting overall emotional and mental well-being.

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, 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.

*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.

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.

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 If cancellation is not received in writing, you will be charged the full amount of tuition.