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.

Amanda Payne
Wounded Warrior Project

Amanda Payne serves as a regional director for the combat stress recovery program of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). In this role, she is responsible for leading teams who facilitate Project Odyssey, a 90-day mental health program designed to increase resiliency and psychological well-being for Post 9/11 veterans through experiential learning and adventure based counseling.

Before joining WWP Amanda worked in social services for over 20 years serving populations such as: at-risk youth, domestic violence survivors, couples, and veterans.

Amanda is a licensed mental health counselor and resides in St. Augustine with her husband, three children, and labra-dane.

Andrew Coughlan
Wounded Warrior Project

Andrew Coughlan served in the United States Army as an infantryman from 2002 – 2006. He was assigned to Bravo Company 1-32 Infantry, 10th Mountain Division and deployed to Iraq in 2003 – 2004. Andrew was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and Army Commendation Medal with Valor during his tour in Iraq.

Following his medical retirement in 2006, Andrew returned to his home of Ludington, MI, where he struggled with both his transition back into civilian life and post-traumatic stress disorder. He was connected with Wounded Warrior Project as well as multiple other programs that have helped him with his transition. Those programs along with the support around him are what helped Andrew find the strength to help himself as well as his fellow veterans.

To continue his advocacy for his peers, Andrew joined Wounded Warrior Project over seven years ago as an outreach coordinator, alumni manager and now he serves as on the resource development team. Andrew is the 2018 recipient of the Courage Award in memory of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient George C. Lang. He is also a member of Team 43 through the George W. Bush Presidential Center Military Service Initiative.

Andrews has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Columbia College.

Andrew and his wife, Ashley, have two daughters, Maddison and Emery.

Erin Fletcher, Psy.D.
Wounded Warrior Project – Clinical Liaison, Warrior Care Network

Erin Fletcher, Psy.D. serves as Clinical Liaison for Wounded Warrior Project’s Warrior Care Network.  In this role, Erin collaborates with the Academic Medical Centers and WWP to foster Network alignment with regard to program implementation and delivery.  In addition, Erin also serves Combat Stress Recovery Program (CSRP) regional director for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). In this role, Erin leads the teams who facilitate Project Odyssey; a 90-day mental health program designed to increase resiliency and psychological well-being for Post 9/11 veterans through experiential learning and adventure-based counseling.

Erin holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and master’s degree in clinical psychology from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in social work from Niagara University

Carissa Doré, LMHC, CCTP, RYT
Memorial Hospital Jacksonville – Program Coordinator, Outpatient Behavioral Health Program

Like you, life coach and mental health counselor Carissa Doré understands the complex nature of holding down a career, raising a family and still trying to be true to one’s own dreams.  After recognizing the need for balance, rich relationships, and purpose in her own life, she realized other people have the same needs, too.  It was then she determined to help others find purpose, balance, and adjust to change. Prior to being a life coach and counselor, she spent 20 years working with children, parents and families in the field of social services and early childhood education. Currently, she is the Program Manager for Memorial Hospital Jacksonville’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Program. She also works with her husband, who is a mental health counselor, at their private practice. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Stephanie Owens Jaffe, J.D.
Assistant Public Defender, Florida Fourth Judicial Circuit.

Ms. Jaffe graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a B.A. in Sociology in 1982.  She researched and wrote her honors thesis on Mental Health and the Prison Systems, A Revolving Door. Ms. Jaffe went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, College of Law in 1989.  She has worked at the Public Defender’s Office for over 20 years in all areas of criminal defense, from complex criminal fraud, sexual assault and homicide to mental health, juvenile and treatment courts.  For the past 10 years, Ms. Jaffe has been assigned to the Mental Health Civil Commitment Divisions in the Public Defender’s Office.   She initiated legislative amendments to the Baker Act statute to require confidentiality.  She has participated in efforts to stop the police practice of shackling mental health prisoners and has argued to eliminate the practice of filing Baker Act Petitions against minors.

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