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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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute4 days ago
Some times the little things go unnoticed. We would like to offer you a challenge for the next two weeks.

✨ Week One: Actively look for moments when you appreciate your partner. This can be a mental note or written it down. Recognize how you feel when you have a good laugh together. Find 3 things each day to appreciate about you partner.

✨ Week Two: Continue the steps above-- but instead verbalize it in the moment. That can look like-- "You know, I appreciate you for having breakfast with me this morning knowing you were busy-- the time we spent together meant a lot to me." or to start easy "I appreciate you grabbing the snacks for the movie".

Remember to practice this challenge in a positive light. The key is to make sure the appreciation is genuine. The goal is for you to notice the times your partner shows you love from day to day.
UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute
UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 week ago
This book written by The Gottman Institute is a great read for all couples no matter how far you are in your relationship journey. This book covers ways to refresh your relationship, fantastic conversation ideas, and provides prompts to stay talking and curious about one another. Try checking if your local library has this book available. Learn new and fun ways to have conversations that range in topics from money, sex, and trust. Learning something new about your partner can happen at all stages in life. 💖
UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute
UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 week ago
This interesting article provided by Psychology Today states that there is new research that shows an association between experiences of personal growth on a given day and the passion individuals felt in their relationship. The article goes on to talk about how both partners should engage in shared and individual development that helps us grow together. For full context please read the article linked below.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/202103/does-personal-growth-benefit-relationship