UCF Counseling Conference

The UCF Counseling Conference aims to support all counselors in the community of Central Florida through relevant and innovative professional development sessions with the goal of inspiring and empowering their work with clients and students. Presentations are delivered by a diverse set of practitioners, graduate students, and university faculty, which enables a range of topics and issues that address the current needs of counseling practitioners.

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2020 UCF Counseling Conference
January 24-25, 2020

2019 Conference

Prisms of Care: Prevention, Promotion and Practice
Celebrating our 11th year, join us as we explore counseling topics designed to educate, inspire and engage. All helping professionals are invited to participate in this interdisciplinary conference including mental health counselors, school counselors, addictions counselors, career counselors, social workers, exceptional education professionals, as well as marriage, family therapists and other specializations. Undergraduate and graduate students are also invited to attend. Attendees are encouraged to apply their participation hours towards professional certification.

Featuring Sessions

  • Integrated Care
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Play Therapy
  • School Counseling

2019 Keynote Presentation

Holly Hartwig Moorhead, Ph.D.
Caring Through Serving: A Counselor’s Call to Leadership

About Dr. Moorhead
As Chief Executive Officer for Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International (CSI), Dr. Holly Hartwig Moorhead oversees the management of one of the largest professional counseling organizations in the world with more than 125,000 initiated members and 400+ chapters chartered since the Society was founded in 1985. She is responsible for enacting CSI’s mission to promote and recognize academic and clinical excellence in professional counseling.

Dr. Moorhead earned a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG); a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from UNCG; and, Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in Art Communications, Sociology, and Studio Art from Florida Southern College. She is credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina, a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).

Prior to becoming a professional counselor, Dr. Moorhead was a case manager for a national youth mentoring organization and worked in university residence life. Her clinical counseling background includes crisis mental health assessment and counseling children, adolescents, and adults within in- and out-patient, middle school, and community agency settings. As a counselor educator, Dr. Moorhead taught in face-to-face and online CACREP-accredited master’s and doctoral counselor education programs. Additionally, she previously served as the NBCC Ethics Officer. Dr. Moorhead has enjoyed professional service within national and state counseling associations, and currently serves within the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). Her scholarly contributions include international, national, regional, state and local presentations, editorial board service, and authoring refereed publications, book chapters, invited articles, and counselor training audio-visual materials. She is the co-author of When Values and Ethics Collide: Real Life Ethical Decision-Making, published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis.


Approved Providers


UCF’s Counselor Education program is an approved provider of continuing education through NBCC and APT.