Specialty Behavioral Health Services

Pregnant Youth

University Behavioral Center accepts individuals who are pregnant.  We screen each referral on an individual basis to determine that the individual meets clinical criteria.

When a pregnant female is admitted a detailed plan is created for the patient’s stay.  We recommend and provide the following during one’s stay at our facility:

  • Labor and delivery care at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies in Orlando, FL and Winter Park Memorial Hospital in Winter Park, Fla.
  • An OB/GYN from Waterford Lake’s Women’s Health Center.
  • Education classes on pregnancy and delivery, offered by Planned Parenthood.

Complex Medical Issues

It is the policy of University Behavioral Center that every youth admitted has a History & Physical with Complex Medical Issues (if present) documented within 24 hours of admission and Psychiatric Evaluation with Axis III documented within 24 hours of admission. A thorough assessment of the complex medical issue is documented in the History & Physical. Any illness is monitored on an ongoing basis by contracted Medical Physicians with referral to a Specialist for direct access visits to follow the course of the illness. A treatment plan appropriate to the condition is established and implemented with visits to the Specialist to monitor the illness and treat appropriately.

Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care is defined as Mental Health Treatment that is directed by understanding the profound trauma impact on neurological, biological, psychological and social aspects and that a high percentage of persons who receive mental health services have traumatic experiences.

At UBC, we utilize these principles in each patient’s individualized treatment plan when clinically appropriate.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a well-researched and comprehensive treatment approach designed to help people who have difficulty in regulating their emotions. DBT provides the skills necessary to increase distress tolerance, manage emotions, improve interpersonal effectiveness and develop mindfulness, ultimately helping youth move toward having a life that feels more meaningful and worthwhile.  Treatment approaches utilized are sensitive to the varying attachment styles and individualized to the individual’s treatment needs. These treatment approaches are identified by the treatment team involving a multi-disciplinary approach for the most successful outcomes.