Professional Events

University Behavioral Center proudly offers monthly CE training opportunities for licensed mental health practitioners. We offer 3 free CE Training credits for mental health therapists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, nurses and psychologists. To sign up for continual invites to our trainings please enter your email on our website by visiting our home page (bottom right hand side of the screen).

If you are interested in presenting at UBC please contact Windy McCarty Van Bemmel at 407-461-0768.

Friday, May 19th, 2017 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:

LGBTQ Cultural Competencies

Presented by
David Baker-Hargrove, Ph.D., LMHC, DAPA
President/ co-CEO
Two Spirit Health Services, Inc.
Central Florida’s LGBT Health Center

Dr. Baker-Hargrove is a licensed mental health counselor who has been providing mental health services to the LGBTQ community for over 20 years. He has worked with over 1,000 transgender clients and regularly speaks at transgender and professional conferences. He is credentialed as an expert witness in U.S. Immigration Court, US District Court and the 18th Circuit Court in the areas of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and LGBTQ cultural competencies.  As an American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Responder, he worked at World Trade Center Ground Zero following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He spearheaded the response effort for the Pulse Nightclub Massacre in June 2016, mobilizing over 650 volunteer counselors to provide nearly 1,000 mental health encounters between June 12 and the July 4th Weekend.

Presentation topics will include:

  • Identify aspects of LGBTQ culture that create barriers to care in medical/mental health treatment
  • Identify wide-view cultural differences within the LGBTQ community (often seen as stereotypes) and how those differences impact treatment approach
  • Utilize a treatment approach that is both individually and culturally sensitive

Location of  Presentation:

University Behavioral Center
2500 Discovery Drive
Orlando, FL 32826
(407) 281-7000




Friday, February 24, 2017 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:

Sex Addiction 101: A 360-Degree View of Assessment and Treatment

Despite the ongoing debate regarding the existence of sexual addiction and the lack of a DSM diagnosis for it, a growing number of clinicians are treating clients who present with sexual behaviors that are devastating their lives. Join us as we explore this controversial topic with two leading Certified Sex Addiction Therapists from The New Leaf Center, a pioneer in the treatment of sexual addiction for the last 26 years. They’ll explore the existence of sexual addiction, how to identify clients who are suffering with this addiction, and best practices for treating them and their spouses/partners.

Presented by 
Jackie MacKay, M.A., LMHC, NCC, CSAT

Join us for our Second Annual University Behavioral Center Summer Fun Resource Fair!

University Behavioral Center will be hosting our second annual resource fair on June 24th, 2016 from 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM at University Behavioral Center located at 2500 Discovery Dr. Orlando, FL 32826 in our Wellness Center (indoors).

We invite all community partners and supporters to join us for a day filled with summer fun while sharing community resources. Bring your Hawaiian shirts and summer attitudes because our theme is “Summer Fun”.

We plan on hosting over 50 different community resources including nonprofit organizations, psychiatric practices, mental health professionals and many others!

Feel free to bring promotional materials to hand out and business cards.
Door prizes will be given out throughout the day as well as refreshments!

University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:
The Dangers of Synthetic Street Drugs in Our Community. 

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Synthetic drugs, what are they and the science behind them.
The danger of FLAKKA and what you need to know.
Excited delirium and it’s effect on the user and the public.
Police and Rescue protocols.

Presented by:

Special Advisor for Substance Abuse Research for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office


As a special part of this educational series we will be hosting a brief introductory speaker, Ryan Thomas LMHC, Clinical Treatment Coordinator of PHP and IOP at University Behavioral Center. He will be sharing information on the benefits of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and how it is successfully used within UBC’s Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program for substance abuse and mental health.

3 Continuing Education Hours provided by University Behavioral Center at no charge for Psychologists, School Psychologists, Nursing, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC

University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:
What is Adolescent on Parent Abuse and Violence and why does it matter?

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Adolescent to parent abuse and violence is a form of family violence that is prevalent in 5%-18% of families yet unrecognized in official discourse despite increasing evidence that it is a significant problem. This workshop will examine the extent and nature of this domestic violence problem, share parent’s experiences, and how cases of adolescent to parent violence are responded to within and outside of private practice and public systems. Attendees can consider how policy and practice might be developed in their programs to meet the complex needs of families experiencing adolescent to parent violence.

Presented by:

Laurie Reid, LMFT, CAP
Breaking the Cycle Consulting


University Behavioral Center Physician Workshop Presents:  Treating Depression and Mood Disorders, A Comprehensive Medical Overview 

Friday, March 25, 2016

12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

This workshop will be lead by child psychiatrist, Dr. Hafeez of University Behavioral Center.  During this presentation participants will gain knowledge about the newest and most effective treatments for depression, the inner workings of the brain in individuals struggling with depression, medical causes of depression and mood disorders, new and promising medications for treating depression, treating depression during pregnancy and suicide and psychiatric disorders.

Presented by Dr. Sajid Hafeez, MD

University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:  

Neurofeedback Training for the Remediation of Trauma 

Friday, March 18th, 2016

9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

 This presentation will offer participants information related to the utilization of Neurofeedback training as an adjunct technique in the treatment of survivors of psychological trauma. Neurofeedback is a gentle procedure that appraises where the brain is at the moment, and guides it gradually to a different functional state. The technique is heavily instrumentation and non-language based, therefore it makes minimal cognitive demand on the person. The presentation will be concluded by a demonstration of actual Neurofeedback training.

Presented by Gulnora Hundley, PhD, LMHC


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 407-973-0872

3 Continuing Education Hours provided by University Behavioral Center at no charge for Psychologists, School Psychologists, Nursing, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC


University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:  From Dismissed to Desired- Cultivating Happy Loving Relationships by Practicing Mindfulness

Friday, February 12, 2016

9:00 AM- 12:00 PM


Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk


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January 15, 2015
University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:  Treating Families and Significant Others Affected by Substance Abuse 

Presented by Monte Drenner, LMHC, CAP MTC Counseling


Candycane 5k supporting Boystown

December 12, 2015

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Friday, December 4th, 2015
University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:  

Trauma and Individuation From a Depth Psychological Perspective

Presented by Diosa Moran


University Behavioral At the 2015 Autism Speaks Walk

November 14, 2015

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Veteran’s Day Celebration

Celebrating Veterans Day at Herzing College with a Herzing’s Mission United – Push Up challenge and Wellness and Veterans Resource Fair.

November 11, 2015


University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:  

Utilizing Expressive Arts to Gain Awareness of the Connection Between Mind and Body
This program is designed to (1) increase awareness on how expressive arts are being used to facilitate well-being (2) introduce old-world practices to increase mindfulness.

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Stigma Free Zone

University Behavioral Center sponsored the Stigma Free Zone event hosted by Federation of Families on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Ride to Silence the Stigma

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University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:

 Friday, September 18th
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

“A Narcissist, Sociopath, and Psychopath at Work…A Differential Analysis”

  • Increase in narcissistic behavior may also lead to increase in sociopath and psychopath behaviors.
  • Working definition of narcissism, sociopath, psychopath and anti-social.
  • How to distinguish between them using real life examples.
  • Discuss behavior in ordinary work environments and performance.
  • Impact on family and victims.
  • Warnings for therapists working with this personality disorder.
  • Disclaimer: This is not a criminal discussion nor profiling.

Presented by

Christine Hammond, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Author: The Exhausted Woman’s Handbook

Speaker, Mentor

LifeWorks Group

1850 Lee Road, Suite 250

Winter Park, FL 32789


Step In the Name of Love 5K Run and 3K Walk

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This exciting event is free for everyone (families included) and is held in support of recovery over drugs and alcohol.  If you would like to participate with Team UBC please come out and join us!

Event Details:

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

7:30 AM- Noon

Barnett Park

4801 West Colonial Drive

Orlando, FL

for more information:

PARENTING WORKSHOP 1: Psychopharmacology


 Thursday, September 24th

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Workshop will be held at University Behavioral Center

2500 Discovery Drive Orlando, FL 32826

Please RSVP by calling 407-281-7000 or emailing [email protected]

  • Child care will not be provided


  • An overview of the most common psychotropic medications used with children and adolescents
  • The benefits, limitations, interactions, side effects, and guidelines of the most widely used psychotropic medications
  • New medications and future direction of psychopharmacology
  • Specific questions from audience answered by University Behavioral Center doctors.

University Behavioral Center Community Resource Fair July 31,2015 

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University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:

An Overview of Positive Psychology
Presented by Amy Lecours with Cenpatico
Date: 5/29/15 Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 PM

Healthy Minds Healthy Lives Event

Date: 5/16/15



TEAM UBC at the NAMI Walk!

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015

Distance: 5K Walk or Run



University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents: Treatment of Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Adults and Children

Presented by Claire Mauer, MA, NCC, LMHC Certified EMDR Therapist and Cherilyn Rowland-Petrie, LMHC, Certified EMDR Therapist

Osceola Sheriff Appreciation Day

Date: March 14, 2015



University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:

Toxic & Addictive Love: How To Help Those In The Cycle
Presented by Janie Lacey, LMHC, NCC, CSAT of Life Counseling Solutions

Date: 3/20/15 Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 PM

Healthcare Industry Night

Date: March 11, 2015 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

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Mental Health Awareness Night with the Orlando Magic

February 22, 2015

Philadelphia 76ers v Orlando Magic


University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:

Stress Less With ADHD Presented by Jim West, LMHC

Date: 2/20/15 Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 PM


National Eating Disorder Association Walk



Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

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BoysTown Candy Cane 5K

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University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:

Non Suicidal Self-Injury Shame On Me

Presented by Dr.Mary Travis, PhD Official Cogmed Qualified Coach

Nuevo Sendero 7th Annual Conference Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

What a wonderful event with such a great message!



University Behavioral Center Educational Series Hosted:

“Will the Narcissists in the room, please stand up?” Presented by Christine Hammond, LMHC LifeWorks Group



University Behavioral Center at Healthcare Industry Night, October 23, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM



9.26.14 University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:

What You Didn’t Learn In School About Treating Addictions

Presented by Monte Drenner, LMHC, CAP







9.20.14 Step In The Name of Love Recovery Walk/Run supporting recovery month!


9.18.14 UCF Grand Opening of Recovery Solutions, Adult Inpatient Detox and Substance Abuse Program

9.19.14 Grand Opening of Recovery Solutions, Adult Inpatient Detox and Substance Abuse ProgramOpen House

9.12.14 University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents: Changing the Dance: De-escalation of the negative cycle in stage one emotionally focused couple therapy. Presented by Marta Rocha, LMHC and John Gallagher, LMHC


8.16.14 UBC at PACE Center for Girls


7.23.14 UBC at Healthcare Industry



5.23.14 University Educational Series Presents: Holly Smith with Victim Service Center of Central Florida

Holly Smith gave a very insightful presentation on Vulnerability as A Necessity in Therapy.



4.25.14 University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:

UBC had the honor of hosting a very well received and very interesting speaker, Dr. Dayle Jones, LMHC Associate Professor, Coordinator Mental Health Counseling Program from the University of Central Florida.  The event was filled to capacity and participants learned a lot about the new DSM V.



4.26.14  4th Annual Family Fun Day: Healthy Minds / Healthy Lives

UBC participated and sponsored the Healthy Minds Healthy Lives Event with over 900 families in attendance!  This event provided information on many community resources, a kids splash zone, games and activities as well as food and fun. The event was sponsored by The Federation of Families of Central Florida. Learn more about the Federation of Families of Central Florida.








4.17.14 IOA Corporate 5K Run for all UBC Employees

Team UBC participated in the IOA Corporate 5K Run promoting camaraderie, friendly competition and celebrating with co-workers.  Over 18,000 people participated in this fun event.


4.12.14 Personal Protection and Empowerment Day

UBC joined Victim Service Center of Central Florida for a fun filled day of empowerment!  We all enjoyed lots of sunshine, barbeque, and demonstrations of personal protection throughout the day.  For more information about Victims Services of Central Florida check out their website at

4.4.14 The Lovely Project for all UBC girls at University Behavioral Center

UBC hosted The Lovely Project,  a movement of young women whose purpose is to set girls on a path towards Becoming Lovely – igniting change in young girls and women to become confident, courageous and full of purpose and vision on 4.14.14.  All who were a part of The Lovely Experience had an amazing time and benefited from the amazing presentation.  Check out their website at

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3.22.14 Osceola Sheriffs’ Office Community Appreciation Day



3.25.14 University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents:  Eating Disorders in Men, Women and Children: Overview, Binge Eating, Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders, Trauma and Eating Disorders, ED Screening, and Treatment by The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

2.21.14     University Behavioral Center Educational Series Presents: Sexual Abuse Recovery for Adults: Overcoming Intimacy Issues with Self, Significant Others and a Higher Power by Dana West from Total Life Counseling

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