MHCCF meeting - Brain Science for Mental Health Professionals

  • Friday, December 14, 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL

Meeting Agenda:

8:30-9 a.m. - Registration and Sign-in

9 a.m. - Announcements and Introductions

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Speaker


Speaker: Barbara Kelly, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Barbara E. Kelly, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and certified family mediator in private practice in Maitland, Florida.  Dr. Kelly specializes in clinical and forensic psychological services including collaborative law, family mediation, parenting coordination, psychotherapy, litigation support, psychological evaluations and parenting plan evaluations. Her areas of specialty include child development, marital/relationship issues, divorce and co-parenting. Dr. Kelly is trained in the interdisciplinary model of collaborative family law and functions as a neutral mental health professional in collaborative cases.


Dr. Kelly is a current board member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, a founding board member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida and past-president of the Central Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators.  She is an affiliate member of the American Bar Association and Florida Bar Association, Family Law Section. She volunteers with the Seminole County Guardian Ad Litem program as a GAL and as a trainer. 

Topic: Brain Science for Mental Health Professionals



This workshop will focus on discussing brain anatomy and systems important to the clinical practice of mental health professionals.  Topics will included a developmental perspective, neuroplasticity and current conceptualizations of brain functioning. Strategies for applying brain science in clinical practice will be summarized.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of understanding brain science in their clinical practice.
  2. Identify brain systems and functions which are relevant  to clinical intervention.
  3. Apply specific brain science based interventions in clinical practice.

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