Leslie Phillips Seminars® has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6667. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Leslie Phillips Seminars® is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs​.​  Leslie Phillips Seminars® has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners, #0516. 

Intuitive Eating – Applications to Clinical Practice
Live, In Real Time Webinar (Synchronous)
​May 1st, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2 NBCC/SW CE Hours
 PRESENTER: Sara Nielsen MA, LPC, LCPC, RYT-200


Learn the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating and be able to apply them to clinical practice. Identify behavioral strategies to use in practice to explore eating issues with clients as well as work toward repairing their relationship with food.

Presenter Biography: 

Sara Nielsen is an LPC as well as a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200). Sara obtained her masters degree at Maryville University in St. Louis Mo. She has been licensed since 2006. She is licensed in the state of Alabama, Missouri, and Kansas. She has worked in a wide variety of settings from outpatient to inpatient and even to men's maximum security prison system. Sara specializes in several areas including trauma, DBT, Intuitive Eating and more. She has worked in the field of Eating Disorders and disordered eating since graduate school.

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"DSM 5-TR Revision/Updates and the Ethics of Diagnosis

Live, In Real Time Webinar (Synchronous)
​May 3rd, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
6 NBCC/SW CE Hours (3 of which are in Ethics)


The DSM-5-TR has been out a while. Are you still using the DSM-5? If you changed to the TR, are you aware of the updates? Are you a SW and needing an overview of the DSM to meet SW licensure requirements? Join us as we review these changes and discuss the ethical concerns of diagnosis. 

​Learning Objectives:
Overview of the critical changes since the DSM-5 (prolonged grief disorder, including of symptom codes for suicidal behavior and nonsuicidal self-injury)
Overview of updates to DSM-5-TR diagnostic criteria and related text, as well as coding updates, changes, or corrections.
Discuss the DSM-5-TR review regarding the impact of racism and discrimination on the diagnosis and manifestations of mental disorders
Learn about the ethical issues involved with making and using a diagnosis
Explore the ethical risks involved in not diagnosing accurately
Discuss how practicing within one’s professional competence affects diagnosing

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"Ethics in Self Care"
​Live, In Real Time Webinar (Synchronous)
​May 8th, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2 NBCC/SW CE Hours in Ethics

Learning Objectives

Purpose and review of ethical codes (ACA, ABEC, NASW, 2023 NBCC Code of Ethics, ASBSWE) pertaining to Self-Care  
Understand how a counselors lack of self-care directly harms clients and violates the code of ethics
Learn how to identify “The Poor Self-Care Deadly Dozen"


"Ethics in Trauma, Grief and Loss From A Cultural Perspective
Live, In Real Time Webinar (Synchronous)
May 10th, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
6 NBCC/SW CE Hours in Ethics

Learning Objectives

1. Expand self-awareness of practitioner morals, values, and beliefs that might create barriers to healthy professional relationships and boundaries with survivors of trauma

2.  Increase cultural awareness when treating trauma, grief and loss with LBGTQ+, African American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latin American, Iranian and Arab, and Jewish Communities/Populations

3. Develop strategies for resolving ethical dilemmas


The Ethics of Working With Unlikeable Clients
Live, Interactive Webinar in Real Time
May 15th, 2024
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Leslie Phillips, LPC-S, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH​

Counselors are human. We all have likes, dislikes and triggers. What happens when you do not like your client? Many counselors will find themselves working with clients who bring up negative emotions for them, ranging from dislike to frustration. How do you remain ethical? Join us to learn more!

Learning Objectives:

Review ACA and NASW Code of Ethics regarding how to handle “unlikeable” clients Discuss “liking” versus “accepting” and learn ethical strategies to effectively counter difficult behaviors


Narcissistic Abuse Cycle: How To Help Clients
Live, Interactive Webinar in Real Time
May 22nd, 2024
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Leslie Phillips, LPC-S, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH​

​Learning Objectives:

           Recognize signs and symptoms of narcissism in relationships

(4 stages, trauma bonding, gas lighting and more)
                  Discuss appropriate treatment options for survivors of narcissistic abuse


Practices and Ethics in Providing Virtual Supervision
Live, Interactive Webinar in Real Time
May 31st, 2024
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
5 NBCC/SW CE HOURS (3 in Ethics)
Presenter: Leslie Phillips, LPC-S, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH​

Do you need the 2 hour training required by ABEC to provide Virtual Supervision? Do you need the 5 hrs required in supervision for your LPC-S?  If so, this meets BOTH requirements!  Need more information on ethical components for counselors or social workers? This meets that too!

Online telesupervision is synchronous (real-time) audio and video interactions between a supervisor and a clinician who are not in the same physical location.  Are you well versed in the differences between “traditional” face to face supervision and telesupervision? The specific requirements of such and the ethical considerations?  Join us as we explore this and more!  5 NBCC/SW CE Hours.  (3 of which are in Ethics).

Learning objectives include:
Explore the different types of technology required for telesupervision.
Learn the appropriate documentation requirements for telesupervision
Identify best practices concerning evaluating a supervisee.
Explore ethical guidelines for telesupervision.



Dare to Dream is owned by Leslie Phillips, LPC-SC, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH works with those who "Dare to Dream" to reach their goals. Leslie Phillips is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Counseling Supervisor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has been in the field of mental health since 1997, and has over 15 years of Clinical Experience, providing services in the Huntsville, Guntersville, Arab, Decatur, Athens, and Moulton Alabama areas.  Leslie has a Master's Degree in Counseling and Psychology from the University of West Alabama.  Her experience includes counseling in a variety of settings, ranging from private practice to professional organizations, as well as mental health centers. Leslie has experience in supervising and managing mental health programs, staffs, and subsequent services, as well as ensuring quality assurance and performance improvement. She also has experience in providing training for mental health professionals. Leslie oversees the program "Leslie Phillips Seminars®" which hosts continuing education seminars for mental health professionals, primarily hosted in the Northern Alabama area as this program is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, and an Alabama SW continuing education approved provider. In addition to this practice, Leslie has provided supervision for those seeking state of Alabama LPC licensure since 2011. Leslie also teaches Undergraduate Psychology and Human Service courses with Columbia College.  ​





Refunds: If a refund is requested by the participant, a partial refund, minus a $25.00 adminstrative fee will be provided regardless of the time period of when the request is received for all seminars in which the registration fee charged was $70 or more. If the seminar was under $70, customers will be given a refund of 50% of what was charged/paid. Additionally, a credit card fee will be assessed to all refunds, to cover the cost of PayPal and/or Stripe processing charges on credit cards (these fees usually range from 2.2% – 2.9% of the total conference cost depending on PayPal and or Stripe's current algorithm utilized at the time of payment). 

​Customer Cancellations:​  All cancellation requests must be in writing, thus emailed to leslie@daretodreamlife.com is preferred. No refunds will be issued if received less than 2 weeks of the event.  Please note if a participant fails to contact us as well as fails to appear for the seminar, no refunds will be issued, nor will attendance of another seminar be allowed. Regarding live webinar events, we do not provide refunds due to the following: (1) Attendee technology problems: It is the responsibility of the webinar attendee to test their computer setup prior to the start of the webinar. If a technical failure at your location (work, home, other locations of your preference) prevents access to the live webinar, you are not eligible for a refund. If the technical problem is due to our error, we will consider issuing a refund.  (2) Attendee email issues: Refunds will not be issued in cases where an attendee did not receive the webinar login instruction email due to issues like restricted emails, bounced emails, or any other system issues. It is the attendee’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information at least 48 hours prior to the start time of the webinar. (3) No shows: Attendees who do not participate in the live webinar will not be entitled to a refund.

Company Cancellations:  If Leslie Phillips Seminars® cancels a seminar, a full refund will be given. Leslie Phillips Seminars® reserves the right to cancel any seminar for any reason deemed appropriate.  

Postponements: At times, postponing a seminar may be unavoidable (such as illness of a presenter, family tragedy, etc). If a seminar is postponed, all registered will have the option to attend the seminar on the newly scheduled date, or have their registration transferred to another seminar of their choice within the next 6 months. No refunds will be given. If a seminar is not attended within that 6 month period, attendance of another seminar is forfeited. 

Certificates: If a customer loses, misplaces, or otherwise cannot find their certificate that was originally provided which includes incidents of email returns or non-responses due to supplying us with an incorrect email address at the time of registration and attendance of webinars, Leslie Phillips Seminars® will provide an additional certificate electronically with an administrative charge of $30.00. This includes if a customer contacts us to state they did not receive their certificate by email and we can provide documentation that it was sent to the email address provided at the time of registration.  Please contact leslie@daretodreamlife.com for further instructions.

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH FEE: While we understand that mishaps occur, unfortunately we have received an increase in customers contacting us, stating they know they attended a seminar, but do not know the date or the title of the seminar. In this instance, they are requesting staff to look through records for large spans of time, often including an entire year or more, to determine their attendance and then send duplicate certificates. This creates additional time for staff, outside of the norm, when a customer does not know the date and/or title of the seminar. Therefore, an additional fee of $20.00 will be charged in cases such as these and will be due BEFORE staff begin this review process.  If a customer requests a certificate to be mailed through the United States Postal Service, Leslie Phillips Seminars ® will mail the certificate with an administrative charge of $40.00. Customers may contact leslie@daretodreamlife.com for futher instructions.

Refusal of Service: We may bar access to any service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms listed on our website. We may bar access to any service if Dare to Dream Services/Leslie Phillips Seminars believes that a customer conduct violates applicable law or is harmful to the interests of Dare to Dream Services/Leslie Phillips Seminars® and its subsidiaries. A violation that is harmful to the interests of Dare to Dream Services/Leslie Phillips Seminars® includes but is not limited to: Video recording of live seminars (regardless of format), taking pictures of the screen during live presentations, copying of seminar materials given during attendance (handouts and other documentation) for distribution in a commercial capacity and/or using in a competitors seminar business without written permission of Dare to Dream/Leslie Phillips Seminars®.


PAYMENT OPTIONS -  We accept payments via check or credit card at this time. 

Credit Card: Scroll down to the bottom and follow the directives to pay now by credit card.

If you wish to register for a training utilizing a personal or business check, please mail a check to Leslie Phillips, 548 WILSON ROAD, LACEYS SPRING, AL 35754.  Include with the check your name as it needs to be on your certificate, your mailing address, your telephone number, your email address (so we can send you confirmation details), and the name of the seminar you wish to register for.  Please be aware that until the check has been received, seats will be open for purchase. The fastest way to secure a seat for a training is through credit card payment payment options below. We no longer ACCEPT PURCHASE ORDERS.  Thank you for your understanding.

A service charge of $35.00 will be assessed on all checks returned by the bank for any reason. Re-payment of the returned check must be made by cash, cashier’s check, or money order only.


​Accommodation/Modification Seminar Requests

Dare to Dream Services/Leslie Phillips Seminars® ADA Course Modification Policy

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Dare to Dream Services/Leslie Phillips Seminars® is committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination against individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of Dare to Dream Services/Leslie Phillips Seminars® goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations.  In furtherance of this commitment, Dare to Dream Services/Leslie Phillips Seminars® will offer seminars in an accessible manner to individuals with disabilities.  42 U.S.C. § 12189; 28 C.F.R. § 36.309.  Dare to Dream Services/Leslie Phillips Seminars® will make modifications as are necessary to ensure that the place and manner in which the seminar is given are accessible to individuals with disabilities.  Dare to Dream Services/Leslie Phillips Seminars® will provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services for persons with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills, unless we can demonstrate that offering a particular auxiliary aid or service would fundamentally alter the seminar or would result in an undue burden. (Undue burden is defined by ADA as "significant difficulty or expense"). If a specific communications method would be an undue burden, Dare to Dream Services/Leslie Phillips Seminars® will provide an effective alternative, if there is one. Dare to Dream Services/Leslie Phillips Seminars® will administer seminars that are accessible to individuals with disabilities or make alternative accessible arrangements.  Alternative arrangements will provide comparable conditions to those provided for nondisabled individuals, such as, for example, the same opportunity to interact with an instructor, and ask questions.  28 C.F.R. § 36.309(c)(4)-(5). 

The ADA Course Modification Coordinator is Leslie Phillips, LPC-S, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH.  Leslie Phillips is authorized to receive and review requests for modifications, auxiliary aids or services and can be reached at leslie@daretodreamlife.com.

Accommodations/Modifications Requests must be received in writing 60 days prior to the seminar date of choice for proper determination and resolution. Requests must be emailed to Leslie Phillips,  leslie@daretodreamlife.com. Within one week of receiving a request, Dare to Dream Services/Leslie Phillips Seminars® through its ADA Course Modification Coordinator, will adhere to the following procedures for considering the request:

(1) Grant the request;  


(2) Make a narrowly tailored request for more information about the request and, within three (3) days of receiving the information, grant or deny the request; 


(3) Deny the request upon establishing that offering the particular auxiliary aid or service would fundamentally alter the seminar or would result in an undue burden, and/or offer alternative accessible arrangements.​

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