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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2017 University Behavioral Center Scholarship 

The University Behavioral Center scholarship was established in 2017 to recognize a student who has dealt with mental health challenges either personally or with someone close to them, whether it’s a friend or family member. This scholarship recognizes one Seminole County graduating senior ($500.00) and one Orange County graduating senior ($500.00).

Applicants will be judged on 500-750 word essay on their mental health challenges, how they faced them and how they can help others. This award is to be used to assist the student with his/her college expenses.

Criteria: Please write a 500-750 word essay telling about yourself, your experience (struggles and triumphs) with mental health, either yourself, friend or a family member, your future goals, school/college/career plans.

For an application please email [email protected]nc.com or by phone at 407-619-8771. Completed application/essay must be turned in to your guidance counselor no later than April 3rd, 2018. Winners to be announced and contacted May 3rd, 2018.

Project Give Back (held for an hour before the CE Training)

When: Friday, January 5, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM EST
Where: University Behavioral Center Gym 2500 Discovery Drive Orlando, FL 32826
We invite you to be a part of Project Give Back. PGB will be meeting for one hour before our monthly CE Trainings here at UBC each month. This month we will be making cards for children in the hospital.

University Behavioral Center Presents: Utilizing Drama Therapy Techniques in a Counseling Setting
When: Friday, January 5, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: University Behavioral Center 2500 Discovery Drive Orlando, FL 32826
Presented by Choices Counseling

You are invited to our monthly educational seminar here at University Behavioral Center. We will be offering 2 continuing educational credits to licensed attendees (nurses, mental health therapists, social workers, marriage and family counselors and psychologists).

 

PAST EVENTS

Project Give Back (held for an hour before the CE Training)
When: Friday, November 10, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM EST
Where: University Behavioral Center Gym 2500 Discovery Drive Orlando, FL 32826

We invite you to be a part of Project Give Back. PGB will be meeting for one hour before our monthly CE Trainings here at UBC each month. This month we will be painting canvases and giving them to individuals in our own lives that may need some encouragement. No painting experience is necessary, just a desire to brighten someone’s life.

University Behavioral Center Presents: How the body and spirit play into mental health; a holistic and integrated approach to treatment.

When: Friday, November 10, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: University Behavioral Center 2500 Discovery Drive Orlando, FL 32826
How the body and spirit play into mental health; a holistic and integrated approach to treatment.
PRESENTED BY TOTAL HEALTH GUIDANCE

You are invited to our monthly educational seminar here at University Behavioral Center. We will be offering 2 continuing educational credits to licensed attendees (nurses, mental health therapists, social workers, marriage and family counselors and psychologists).
Seminar Objectives:

  • Understand the Mind, Body Spirit connection regarding patient treatment.
  • Identify nutritional impacts on mental health conditions and recovery.
  • Recognize how acupuncture and massage can be used to improve the effectiveness of therapy.
  • Determine how and when to integrate a client’s personal faith into the healing process.
  • Learn about additional resources available to help foster integrated healing.

 

University Behavioral Center Presents: Treating Geriatric Depression

When: Friday, October 13, 2017 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Where: University Behavioral Center 2500 Discovery Drive Orlando, FL 32826
TREATING GERIATRIC DEPRESSION

PRESENTED BY DAVID A. MEDINA, MD
President and Medical Director of Nova Psychiatry

You are invited to our monthly educational seminar here at University Behavioral Center. We will be offering 2 continuing educational credits to licensed attendees (nurses, mental health therapists, social workers, marriage and family counselors and psychologists). This month’s training is entitled “Geriatric Depression” and is being presented by David A. Medina, MD, President and Medical Director of Nova Psychiatry. The workshop is designed to focus on diagnosing and treating geriatric depression. We will discuss ways to recognize and screen for geriatric depression and how to manage it safely, both pharmacologically and by using non-pharmacological interventions.

Project Give Back (held for an hour before the CE Training)
When: Friday, October 13, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM EDT 
Where: University Behavioral Center Gym 2500 Discovery Drive Orlando, FL 32826

We invite you to be a part of Project Give Back. PGB will be meeting for one hour before our monthly CE Trainings here at UBC each month. This month we will be creating picture frames with positive affirmations for our local area elderly population. Volunteers will decorate picture frames and pick from various positive affirmations to place inside the picture frame. The picture frames will be delivered to a local assisted living facility and given to elderly folks who do not have a lot of family or visitors.

University Behavioral Center Presents Reflections of Trauma
We will be offering two continuing educational credits to licensed attendees (nurses, mental health therapists, social workers, marriage and family counselors and psychologists). This month’s training is entitled “Reflections of Trauma” and is being presented by Orlando United Counseling’s David Cavalleri, PhD. The workshop is designed to focus on how trauma can affect a person on a neurobiological level as well as in the behavioral sense.
Friday, September 1, 2017
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
University Behavioral Center
2500 Discovery Drive
Orlando, FL 32826

Project Give Back at University Behavioral Center
We invite you to be a part of Project Give Back. PGB will be meeting for one hour before our monthly CE Trainings here at UBC each month. This month we will be creating handmade affirmations for those affected by the Pulse night club tragedy.

Volunteers will write affirmations on colorful sheets of paper that have resources and a rainbow ribbon/pin. These affirmations are left in a bin at the Pulse nightclub itself. The goal of this activity is to reach out to all of those affected by pulse that haven’t attained the help they need.

Friday, September 1, 2017
8:30 AM- 9:30 AM
University Behavioral Center Gym
2500 Discovery Drive
Orlando, FL 32826

University Behavioral Center’s 3rd Annual Red, White and Blue Resource Fair
When: Friday, June 23
9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Where: 
University Behavioral Center
2500 Discovery Drive
Orlando, FL 32826

We cordially invite you to our 3rd annual Red, White and Blue Resource Fair here at UBC. Join us for a day filled with fun and wellness all with a patriotic theme!

  • More than 40 different mental health community resources
  • Food, drinks and wellness activities
  • Free for vendors and attendees
  • Medicare, Veteran and student resources
  • Network with other mental health professionals
  • Door prizes will be given out throughout the event
  • Prize to the vendor table with the best patriotic décor

All are welcome

Please contact Windy McCarty Van Bemmel if you have any questions about the event or how to register.

Thank you for your attention and response, we look forward to seeing you at the resource fair. [email protected]

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
www.twospirithealth.org

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:

Don Maines-MBA, CAP, NCGG,CEAP,CEP
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
www.ChildtoParentViolence.com

 

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

Website: www.Optimumlifebalance.com

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

02/06/2016

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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

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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

407-647-7005

http://www.growwithchristine.com

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:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/step-in-the-name-of-love-2015-recovery-walkrun-tickets-17695118576

PARENTING WORKSHOP 1: Psychopharmacology

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 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

ACTIVE PARENTING WORKSHOP 1: Psychopharmacology

  • 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

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TEAM UBC at the NAMI Walk!

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015

Distance: 5K Walk or Run

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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
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Osceola Sheriff Appreciation Day

Date: March 14, 2015

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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

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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!

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University Behavioral Center Educational Series Hosted:

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

http://www.growwithchristine.com

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

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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

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

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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

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8.16.14 UBC at PACE Center for Girls

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7.23.14 UBC at Healthcare Industry

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 http://www.victimservicecenter.com

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 http://thelovelyproject.org/

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3.22.14 Osceola Sheriffs’ Office Community Appreciation Day

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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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