Presentations

2017

  • Whitbeck, M., Diaz, A., & Quintero- Mora, R. (2017, January). Communication through Grief and Loss for Couples. Poster presented at the 9th Annual University of Central Florida Counseling Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Carroll, N., Santos, J, Silverio, N., Toussaint, B. (2017, January.) Community Trauma: Investigating the Impact of Publicized Violence Towards Blacks on Minority Mental Health. Co-presented 90-minute session at the UCF Counseling Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Dillman Taylor, D. (March, 2017). Partnering with local schools to critically examine play therapy services for children. Paper to be presented at the 2017 American Counseling Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Orlando, FL.

2016

  • Barden, S. M. (2016, September). Does relationship education influence parental alliance? Paper presented at the American Association for Research and Counseling, Ft.Lauderdale, FL

2015

  • Barden, S. M. (2015, April). International immersion: Developing intercultural sensitivity for counselors. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Chigago, IL.
  • Barden, S.M. (2015, March). Breast cancer and Latina couples: A cosensual qualitative research design. Paper presented at the American Counseling  Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL
  • Dillman Taylor, D., Purswell, K., & **Blount, A. (October, 2015). Transforming your classroom: Encouraging student involvement and promoting active participation in assessment. Paper presented at ACES Conference 2015, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Dillman Taylor, D. & Barden, S. (October, 2015). Meeting the grand challenges of the 21st century: The role of counselor educators in research clusters. Paper presented at ACES Conference 2015, Philadelphia, PA.

2014

  • Dillman Taylor, D. (September, 2014). Child sexual abuse: Awareness, counseling and prevention. Paper presented at the European Branch of ACA Annual Conference. Milan, Italy.
  • Dillman Taylor, D. (September, 2014). Involving parents in play therapy: A child-parent relationship training model. Paper presented at the European Branch of ACA Annual Conference. Milan, Italy.
  • Dillman Taylor, D. (September, 2014). The brain of a child: How exposure to domestic violence affects cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development. Paper presented at the European Branch of ACA Annual Conference. Milan, Italy.
  • Dillman Taylor, D. (February, 2014). Play therapy in schools: Intervening with children who demonstrate social or emotional concerns. Paper presented at the 2014 Conference on the Value of Play. Clemson, SC.

2013

  • Dillman Taylor, D., Robinson, E. H., **Flasch, P., & Robinson, S. (November, 2013). Family play therapy: Drawing outside the lines. Paper presented at the European Branch of ACA Annual Conference. Bad Herrenalb, Germany.
  • Dillman Taylor, D., & Ware, J. (March, 2013). Culturally sensitive child assessments: From research to practice to future research. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Cincinnati, OH.

2012

  • Barden, S. M., Carlson, R., & Daire, A. (2012, November). Establishing Domestic Violence Protocols for Couples Counseling in Military Settings. Paper presented at the European Branch-American Counseling Association, Wiesloch, Germany
  • Barden, S. M., Limberg, D., & Super, J. (2012, November). Living life more fully: Infusing wellness and preventing burnout in our professional and personal lives. Paper presented at the European Branch-American Counseling Association, Wiesloch, Germany.
  • Barden, S. M., & Greene, J. (2012, September). Experiential activities in multicultural counseling as a vehicle for increasing competence and self-efficacy. Paper presented at the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, Orlando, FL
  • Dillman Taylor, D., & Ray, D. (March, 2012). Adlerian personality priority: Confirming the constructs. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference & Exposition, San Francisco, CA.

2011

  • Mehta, S. (2011, October). International immersion: An exploratory study of critical factors, sustained impact and counselor development. Paper presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN
  • Mehta, S. (2011, March). International immersion: Critical factors to create short and long term transformational effects for counselor trainees. Paper presented at the American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA

2010

  • Dillman, D., Purswell, K., & Rushing, K. (2010, October) Child-parent relationship therapy with divorced parents: A qualitative analysis of the experiences of three parents. Paper presented at the Association for Play Therapy, Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY.
  • Dillman, D., Purswell, K., & Edwards, N. (2010, February). The impact of Child Parent Relationship Therapy on child behavior and parent-child relationships: An examination of parental divorce. Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Parent Education and Parenting at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

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This weekend try participating in this all day challenge. All you need is you and your partner.

The rules are:
✨ If your partner leaves the room, building, car, you kiss them goodbye and if your partner walks into the room you kiss them hello. This also means if you separate in a store for a long period of time you must kiss goodbye and hello.

✨ It doesn’t matter if your partner leaves for 30 minutes or for just a second to grab a something from another room real quick it still counts!

Try it out! We hope your weekend is filled with new memories and laughter 💖
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There are many benefits to Project Harmony, our favorite is seeing couples happy to express themselves by learning new ways to communicate with each other. It is a reminder that being open to change and learning new ways to do things can be refreshing for a relationship.

If you're interested in joining our no cost program give us a call at (407) 823-1748
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute6 days ago
Showing love to those we care about is extremely important. It is equally as important to receive it for yourself. Embrace each moment you have with your loved ones, and allow yourself to love and be loved.