What is ISCRD Summit on Mental Health?

Attendees will benefit from sessions led by global experts on mental health, depression, anxiety, suicide, and related issues. These topics affect ALL students and adolescents, as well as many educators themselves. Make sure you have the knowledge and resources you need to not only improve outcomes, but to identify issues that may appear to be “beneath the surface.” Attendees will receive 10 CE or MIP (ESE approved) hours for this Summit.

Thank you to our partners!

Baptist Health

UNF Brooks College of Health

Topics Covered:

  • Awareness and Identification of Signs of Depression
  • Social Media Concerns
  • Bullying
  • Suicide Prevention

  • Anxiety Causes and Reduction Techniques
  • Legal Implications and Protocols
  • Mental Health Research and Trends


  • Learn practical strategies and the latest information from experts
  • Gain valuable professional development in an area that impacts all students
  • Collaborate with other educators and professionals to share best practices
  • Positively impact your students and staff


  • K-12 Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • BCBA and Behavior Specialists
  • School Resource Officers

View highlights and testimonials from ISCRD2018:


$149 per person (for group discounts, please contact us)

Raj Loungani, MD, MPH
Baptist Behavioral Health

Dr. Raj Loungani specializes in psychiatry and sub-specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry, with a mission to serve children, teenagers, adults and families by providing psychiatric care that is experienced, compassionate, individualized, and holistic (utilizing an integrative biological-psychological/spiritual-social approach), and through a combination of medication management and customized psychotherapies, helps his patients and their families not only diminish emotional, thought, and behavioral difficulties, but to achieve maximal well-being.

Dr. Carlene Taylor
UNF Brooks College of Health

Dr. Taylor  holds a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology/Counselor Education & Supervision from Argosy University and a Master’s of Education in Counseling from Auburn University.  She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Qualified Counselor Supervisor in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor  and Certified Professional Counseling Supervisor in Georgia.  She is also a National Board Certified Counselor.  Dr. Taylor holds a Georgia Professional Teaching Certificate in School Counseling and has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, families and educators.    She and her K-9 partner, Eli, are registered with the AKC and the Pet Partners, Inc.  as a Therapy Dog/Handler Team, and Dr. Taylor is a Licensed Pet Partners Team Evaluator.   She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) with specialized training in yoga for general mental health and trauma treatment.  She is most recognized in the UNF community as a leader and advocate for Integrative Healthcare through the Integration of Creativity, Animals & Nature in Healthcare Initiative within the Brooks College of Health.

Brandy Killian
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
St Johns County Public Schools

Brandy Killian has worked in the field of special education for over 15 years as a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP). Brandy started her career in southwest Ohio and is now in her 4th year with the St. Johns County School District. In addition, Brandy is the former executive director of the International Board of Credentialing and Education Standards and continues to work on their advisory board. Brandy is a co-founder of Athena’s Kids, providing enrichment programs for the gifted and talented. You can also find Brandy at https://brandykillian.com where she provides success coaching to help individuals and companies turn their dreams into reality.

Dr. Ann Leonard-Zabel
Professor of Psychology
Curry College

Dr. Ann Leonard-Zabel is a Full Professor of Psychology at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. In May 2015, Dr. Leonard-Zabel received two awards from Curry College: “Person of the Year” and “Excellence in Teaching-Research.” In addition, she owns a private international practice specializing in evaluations and consultation for neuro-behavioral learning disabilities, neuro-developmental disorders, emotional-behavioral difficulties, forensic examiner evaluations and substance abuse for the past 23 years. For the past 12 years, she has served as the clinical instructor and supervisor for a Post-Graduate/Post-Doctoral Hybrid Model Program for the KidsInc School Neuropsychology Certificate Program. She assists with training professionals in the United States and abroad to be a board certified Diplomat by the American Board of School Neuropsychology. She holds national, international, diplomat and fellow licenses/certifications in the field of School Neuropsychology, School Psychology, Disability Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Homeland Security, Forensic Counseling and Examination, Forensic Juvenile Sexual Offending, Clinical Counseling, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Brain Health Coaching, and Addictions. Since 2013, she serves as one of the elected Board of Directors for Learning Disabilities Worldwide Congress (LDW). Dr. Leonard-Zabel has written chapters in several textbooks, wrote journal articles, developed and wrote national webinars, served as a reviewer for major professional publishing companies for Psychology/Neuropsychology textbooks, serves on two international editorial boards focusing on Psychology, Neuropsychology, Psychiatry and Special Education. Recently, she was awarded membership into the American Board of Disability Analysts-College of Disability Analysis as an honorary faculty member for distinguished work. Recently, she was awarded the Dr. Jerold Simon International American Board of Disability Analysts Award (ABDA) for Career Achievement. She is the third recipient of this award in the ABDA association’s history.

Vicki V. VanGundy M.Ed.
Educational Liaison
Wolfson Children’s Center for Behavioral Health

Vicki VanGundy is the Educational Liaison for Wolfson Children’s Center for Behavioral Health.  She works with the Practitioners, patients, families and schools in an effort to support the student’s emotional, social, behavioral and academic success. A great deal of her work is ensuring that IEPs and 504 plans are created and when needed, working with school representatives to support existing plans.   Her role at the clinic also includes attending district/school based meetings with parents/guardians, working with Practitioners when evaluating students, researching alternate school sites/programs and is a member on the Duval County SHAC Behavioral Health Committee. Vicki recently retired from Duval County Public Schools after 32 years as an Elementary School Teacher and School Counselor.  Her Master Degrees are in School Counseling and Mental Health. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor for the University of North Florida for the department of Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL.

Dr. Mae Barker, BCBA-D

Dr. Mae Barker is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) with over fifteen years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  She earned her doctorate in the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences from The Florida State University in 2005 and obtained board certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in 2002.  Her past professional experiences include Clinical Director of the UF-Jacksonville Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, in-home behavior therapist, residential care staff, and school-based behavioral specialist.  Since 2005, Dr. Barker has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Florida, teaching graduate coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism.   She has published research on child safety, contributed to the professional literature on inclusion of students with autism, and developed a training CD to help teach parents how to play with their young children with ASD.  At present, she provides ABA services to children, families, and school personnel through Florida Autism Consultants and Educational Services and Parent Training Solutions.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, running, reading, and playing in the dirt.

Summit Schedule


  • 8 am – 11 am: TED style presentations led by industry experts
  • 11 am – noon: Lunch (provided)
  • 12 – 3 pm: Break-out Sessions

+ 4 hours of online training to further delve into Summit topics

The ISCRD Mental Health Summit will be held at Bishop John J. Snyder High School in Jacksonville, FL.

5001 Samaritan Way, Jacksonville, FL 32210




Hampton Inn Jacksonville I-10 W

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chaffee-Jacksonville West

Best Western Plus Cecil Field Inn & Suites


The ISCRD Mental Health Summit is one of your best opportunities to earn continuing education credit to maintain your state license, demonstrate continued professional development to employers, or simply to increase your knowledge.

Issuing Organization

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards is the global leader in continuing education and certification programs for professionals who work with individuals with cognitive disabilities. Worldwide we work with over 300 universities and healthcare organizations to ensure the quality of care and education of our professionals meets the rigorous standards set forth by our board of industry experts. Those attending the ISCRD Mental Health Summit will receive 10 CE Credits issued by IBCCES that can be used toward licensure and other CE requirements. The IBCCES CE Credits are recognized by organizations in all 50 US states and over 42 different countries.

How much CE credit can I earn at ISCRD?

Those attending the ISCRD Mental Health Summit will receive 10 CE Credits issued by IBCCES that can be used toward licensure and other CE requirements.

Who is eligible for continuing education credit?

If you are registered for the ISCRD Mental Health Summit, you are eligible for CE credit. Below is a quick list of titles that are encouraged to attend:

Healthcare: Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Healthcare Center Directors, Nurses, Clinic Owners, Veterans Services, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech & Language Pathologists, Cognitive Disability Specialists, Clinicians, Mental Health Professionals

Education: School Administrators, Principals, Teachers, Special Education Directors, Counselors and Mental Health, Licensed Therapist, SPED Teachers, Autism Specialists, Federal Program Directors, Higher Education

To help justify the expense and time commitment of attending ISCRD Mental Health Summit to your employer or for a grant, download this Justification Document.

For questions on registration or exhibiting, please contact us:

(877) 717-6543
4899 Belfort Rd #190
Jacksonville, FL 32256