Training Library

Skill-Building Training Topics and Schedule

Clinicians at primary care practices completed Needs Assessments to evaluate their knowledge and skills related to successful collaboration with the UF Behavioral Health Hub. Based on the analysis of provider responses, the Hub will create modules where knowledge/skills will be improved upon the most. ECHO trainings will be conducted on a monthly basis (every fourth Thursday at noon except for holidays) via Zoom. Modules will include a brief PowerPoint presentation followed by a group case discussion.

2024-2025 Modules: UF Behavioral Health Hub Neurodevelopmental Disorders Series

Module 1 – From Screening to Action: Routine Screening and Immediate Next Steps in Kids ages 0-4

Presented: Thursday, January 25th, 2024 at Noon EST by Beth Severance, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS

Skill-Building ECHO Module 1

Module 2 – From Screening to Action for ASD concerns in Kids ages 4 and up

Presented: Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 at Noon EST by Takahiro Soda, MD, PhD

Skill-Building ECHO Module 2

Module 3 – So you/your patient has received a diagnosis… what now?

Presented: Thursday, March 28th, 2024 at Noon EST by Takahiro Soda, MD, PhD, Ann-Marie Orlando, PhD, CCC-SLP/A, and Kerri Peters, PhD, BCBA-D

Skill-Building ECHO Module 3

Module 4 – What is intensive behavioral intervention (ABA)? When is it clinically indicated? Different forms for younger vs older children? 

Presented: Thursday, April 25th, 2024 at Noon EST by Lindsay A. Lloveras, PhD, BCBA-D, and Kerri Peters, PhD, BCBA-D

Skill-Building ECHO Module 4

Module 5 – The evaluation and management of other co-occurring psychiatric conditions in the context of ASD

Presented: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 at Noon EST by Takahiro Soda, MD, PhD and Yumi Kovic, MD

Skill-Building ECHO Module 5

Module 6 – Informed Consent for Psychotropic Medications, Psychiatric Evaluations, Genetic Testing; Explaining the Risks/Benefits for Common Recommendations

Presented: Thursday, June 27th, 2024 at Noon EST by Takahiro Soda, MD, PhD

Module 7 – Common comorbidities: severe feeding challenges

Presented: Thursday, July 25th, 2024 at Noon EST by Vivian Ibañez, PhD, BCBA-D

Module 8 – Common comorbidities: Communication challenges, speech/language pathology

Presented: Thursday, August 22nd, 2024 at Noon EST by Ann-Marie Orlando, PhD, CCC-SLP/A

Module 9 – ASD and diversity: gender diversity, cultural diversity

Presented: Thursday, September 26th, 2024 at Noon EST by Regilda “Rea” Romero, PhD and Brittany Bailey, PhD

Module 10 – Neurodiversity

Presented: Thursday, October 24th, 2024 at Noon EST by Brittany Bailey, PhD

Module 11 – School accommodations and regulations

Presented: Thursday, November 21st, 2024 at Noon EST by Brittany Bailey, PhD and Andrea Guastello, PhD

Module 12 – CARD support services and transition to adulthood: work, college, available supports

Presented: Thursday, December 19th, 2024 at Noon EST by Ann-Marie Orlando, PhD, CCC-SLP/A

Module 13 – Differentiating trauma from ASD/trauma in the context of neurodevelopmental disorders

Presented: Thursday, January 23rd, 2025 at Noon EST by Andrea Guastello, PhD

If you are interested in attending our next ECHO session, please email PSYCH-UFBHH@ad.ufl.edu to request a Zoom invite, we’d love for you to join the discussion!

2022-2023 Modules

Clinicians at the primary care practices were polled during Technical Assistance sessions to determine topics of interest. The ECHO model of training was presented as the teaching method and all participants were in favor. Trainings will be conducted on a monthly basis via Zoom.  Modules will include three to four sessions with a brief presentation followed by a group case discussion.

Module 1 – Systematic screening and assessment

Module 2 – Management of depression, anxiety, and suicidality in the pediatric office

Module 3 – Family engagement and motivation (for adherence to meds + follow-up with community services)

Module 4 – Cultural and linguistic factors in pediatric behavioral health, including primary care


2020-2021 Modules

Clinicians completed Needs Assessment Questionnaires and were consulted during pre-readiness, onsite visits and the preferred method of training delivery was through webinar. Trainings were conducted on a monthly basis via Zoom, in one-hour sessions during clinician lunch hours. Modules 1-12 are enduring sessions that earn FREE CMEs (1 credit per Module) with successful completion of the quiz.

Module 1 – Use of screening tools in the pediatric practice (PSC-17, PHQ, C-SSRS, others) and COVID related mental health issues – April 15, 2020

Module 2 – Depression diagnosis and treatment, suicide response – May 13, 2020

Module 3 – General principles of psychopharmacology (including black box warnings for medications, education of families and kids) – June 17, 2020

Module 4 – Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Tics, trichotillomania, elective mutismJuly 15, 2020

Module 5 – Complex ADHD – management and co-morbidities – August 27, 2020

Module 6 – Autism spectrum disorder identification and management – September 16, 2020

Module 7 – Adolescent substance abuse and motivational enhancement – October 14, 2020

Module 8 – PTSD, ACES, and teaching resiliency – November 18, 2020

Module 9 – Toddler Behavioral problems and Pediatric Insomnia – December 16, 2020

Module 10 – Office-based interventions (MI, behavioral counseling) – January 20, 2021

Module 11 – Academic Dysfunction and 504/IEP advocacy/empowerment – March 23, 2021

Module 12 – Mood Disorder (Bipolar, DMDD), aggression, Self-Injurious Behavior (SIB) – May 19, 2021

Module 13 – Psychosis in the Primary Care Office August 27, 2021