Adjunct Faculty, Counseling & Development, Lamar University (2004-2006)
Counseling in Ministry Contexts
Human and Family Development
Marriage & Family Therapy
Lifestyle Development and Career Counseling
Group Dynamics in Counseling
Deacon, First Baptist New Orleans, Edgewater Baptist Church, New Orleans (past chair), FBC Beaumont, TX
Ordained, First Baptist Church, Beaumont, TX (2001)
Licensed, First Baptist Church, Beaumont, TX (2000)
Professional Licenses, Certifications, Memberships
Licensed Professional Counselor, Louisiana
Board Approved Supervisor of Provisional LPC's, Louisiana
Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Member, Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)
Member, American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
Member, American Counseling Association (ACA)
Garrett, J.C. and Shaffer, C.A. (2017). Congregational Polity, Religious Freedom, and a Nontraditional Student Body as Factors Affecting Financial Training. Theological Education, 51(1), 103–112.
Garrett, J.C. (2014). Stress, coping, and relationships in ministry. Transformation, 7(4), 1-3.
Garrett, J.C. (2013). Coping strategies of evangelical ministers: Self-report of coping behaviors as related to internalized shame. (Doctoral Dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (Order No. 3581257).
Graduate Certificate in Teaching in the Twenty-First Century, NOBTS, July 2013
PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program)
EMDR Trained Clinician
Co-Presenter, "Maintaining an Ethical Practice in Counseling ." Ouachita Baptist University, Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling, Feb. 2017, Arkadelphia, AR
Presenter, "Diagnosing Sexual Acting-Out: Sexually Addictive Behavior in Light of DSM-5 Criteria," New Orleans Christian Counseling Conference, November 4, 2016, New Orleans, LA.
Co-Presenter, "Ethical Considerations with Therapy-Resistant Clients." Ouachita Baptist University, Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling, Feb. 2016, Arkadelphia, AR
Presenter, “Ethics: Considerations for Counseling and Supervision,” Ouachita Baptist University, Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling, Feb. 2015, Arkadelphia, AR
Presenter: “Soul Care and Ministry to Seniors,” Association of Baptist Ministries for the Aging, National Conference, Feb. 2015, New Orleans, LA
Presenter, "Anxiety: Clinical Practice, Community Interventions, and the Spiritual Factor," Ouachita Baptist University, Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling, February 2014.
Presenter, "Sexual Abuse in the Church: Offering an Appropriate Ministry Response," Ouachita Baptist University, Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling, February 2013.
Presenter, "Ministers and Coping: Issues Facing the Shepherd," Ouachita Baptist University, Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling, Feb. 2012
Presenter, "The Impact of the Internet and Internet Addiction on Marriages and Congregational Life," Ouachita Baptist University, Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling, Feb. 2011
Presenter, “Grief, Death, and Loss: Nursing and the Dying Patient," William Carey University College of Nursing, 2007
Presenter, "Grief, Loss, and Dying: Implications for the Lay Chaplain," Community of Hope Training, Episcopal Diocese of Beaumont, TX 2006
Presenter, “Soul Care and Ministry to Senior Adults,” Social Worker and Recreation Director Training, Buckner Baptist Benevolences, 2005