1 John T. Grbac, Psy.D Hillcrest Street Orlando, FL Ph: (407) / Fax: (407) EDUCATION FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MELBOURNE, FLORIDA Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (APA Approved) September 1992 September 1996 FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MELBOURNE, FLORIDA Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (APA Approved) September August 1994 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, ORLANDO, FLORIDA Bachelor of Arts in Psychology August May 1992 LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Licensed Psychologist - PY Certified Family Mediator 21171CF Qualified Parenting Coordinator December Present September Present January Present CLINICAL EXPERIENCE JOHN GRBAC, PSY.D., P.L., ORLANDO, FL November Present Licensed Psychologist, Certified Family Mediator, and Qualified Parenting Coordinator Outpatient private practice specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Services include play, individual, and family therapy. Areas of clinical expertise include assessing and treating a child/adolescent population, divorce related issues and high conflict families, parent alienation, child/ sexual abuse intervention, ADHD and other behavior problems, and parenting skills training. Developed and facilitate state-approved seminar for divorcing parents with minor children. Provide co-parenting counseling, parenting coordination, therapeutic reunification, mediation and parenting plan evaluations. Trained in collaborative family law and provide consultation. Also conduct psychological, psycho-educational, and forensic evaluations. Involved in the management of all business operations and billing issues for the practice. Serve as director of clinical services, provide supervision of interns, and facilitate clinical meetings.
2 !2 THE GROUP FOR PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL SERVICES WINTER PARK, FLORIDA Licensed Psychologist May 1999 November 2002 Outpatient private practice serving children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Provided individual, couples, and family therapy. Areas of clinical expertise and focus included working with a child/ adolescent population, child/sexual abuse intervention, ADHD and other behavioral disorders, divorce issues, and parenting skills training. Developed and facilitated court-approved seminar for divorcing parents with minor children. Conducted psychological, psycho-educational, and forensic/custody evaluations. PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLNESS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA Licensed Psychologist & Psychological Resident March 1997 May 1999 Outpatient private practice serving children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Provided individual, couples, family therapy and psychological testing. Areas of clinical focus included working with a child/ adolescent population, treatment for victims of sexual abuse, ADHD and other behavioral disorders, divorce issues, and depression. Provided supervision to Masters level therapist. Facilitated court-approved seminar for divorcing parents. Conducted psychological, academic and forensic evaluations. LAURAL OAKS HOSPITAL, ORLANDO, FLORIDA Psychological Resident Supervisor: Barbara Mara, Ph.D. Sept March 1997 Private psychiatric hospital participating in residential and day treatment for children and adolescents, day hospital treatment for adult and geriatric patients, and outpatient treatment for children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Developed the hospital's psychological assessment program and conducted psychological evaluations for patients from hospital programs. Served as a primary therapist for adult partial program. Provided assessment and treatment of individuals and families, group therapy, treatment planning, and case management. BRADLEY CENTER OF SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL, COLUMBUS, GEORGIA Psychology Predoctoral Internship (APA Approved) Sept September 1996 Psychology Intern Private psychiatric hospital participating in inpatient and day hospital treatment. Internship provided clinical experience working with child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients with a wide range of psychopathology. Responsibilities included: Diagnostic and treatment for individual, family, group, and couples; conducting psychological evaluations; treatment planning; and case management. Also included outpatient services conducting psychological evaluations and individual, family, and couples therapy. BREVARD COUNSELING CENTER, INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA Clinical Practicum - Graduate Student Therapist August May 1995 Outpatient group private practice serving children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Provided individual and family therapy, and psychological evaluations. COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC CENTER, PALM BAY, FLORIDA Clinical Practicum - Graduate Student Therapist August January 1995 Inpatient psychiatric facility serving children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of psychopathology. Provided individual and family therapy, psychological evaluations, and psychotherapy groups.
3 !3 FAMILY LEARNING PROGRAM, MELBOURNE, FLORIDA Clinical Practicum - Graduate Student Therapist May May 1995 Outpatient program offering psychological treatment to families in which sexual abuse has occurred. Services included: Group therapy with victims of sexual abuse or non-offending caretakers; individual therapy; assessment and psychological evaluations; case management and treatment planning; community education. WUESTHOFF HOSPITAL, ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA Clinical Practicum - Graduate Student Therapist January August 1994 Inpatient psychiatric unit within a general medical hospital serving adults and adolescents with a wide range of psychopathology. Provided psychological assessment and evaluations, individual psychotherapy, and psychotherapy/didactic groups. Participated in a multi-disciplinary treatment team. COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MELBOURNE, FLORIDA Clinical Practicum - Graduate Student Therapist June December 1993 Outpatient university counseling center serving the students, staff, and faculty of F.I.T. and their families. Services included: Individual psychotherapy; psychological/vocational evaluations; and community education. FAMILY LEARNING PROGRAM, MELBOURNE, FLORIDA Sibling Group Graduate Therapist April May 1994 Outpatient program offering psychological treatment to families in which sexual abuse has occurred. Facilitated psycho-educational groups for siblings of child abuse survivors. TEACHING EXPERIENCE Coping With Divorce (State Approved Educational Program for Parents) JOHN GRBAC, PSY.D., P.L., ORLANDO, FLORIDA Program Development, Instructor & Supervisor November Present THE GROUP FOR PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOLOGY, & SOCIAL SERVICES, FL Program Founder/Developer and Instructor January Nov Psychopathology ROLLINS COLLEGE, WINTER PARK, FLORIDA Adjunct Psychology Professor Spring Spring 2004 Human Lifespan Growth and Development Theories TROY STATE UNIVERSITY-FLORIDA REGION, ORLANDO, FL Adjunct Professor, Counseling & Psychology Masters Program Winter 2001 Child Development and Psychopathology ROLLINS COLLEGE, WINTER PARK, FLORIDA Adjunct Psychology Professor Fall Fall 2001
4 !4 Behavior Pathology TROY STATE UNIVERSITY-FLORIDA REGION, ORLANDO, FL Adjunct Professor, Counseling & Psychology Masters Program Fall Spring 2002 Evaluation and Assessment TROY STATE UNIVERSITY-FLORIDA REGION, ORLANDO, FLORIDA Adjunct Professor, Counseling & Psychology Masters Program Spring Summer 1998 General Psychology VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, ORLANDO, FL Psychology Professor Fall Spring 1999 The Child's Best Interest (Educational Program for Parents) PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLNESS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, ORLANDO, FL Instructor Mar May 1999 EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS The Elephant in the Room: Law in the Collaborative Process August 2013 COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW GROUP OF CENTRAL FLORIDA What is Collaborative Family Law? January 2011 ST. LUKES METHODIST CHURCH, ORLANDO, FL Co-Parenting in Hight Conflict Divorce Cases (Article) Spring 2010 FLORIDA PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL MAGAZINE Charting a Course in the Field of Clinical Psychology December 2009 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, ORLANDO, FL After the Break Up:Co-Parent Counseling with High Conflict Families May 2008 CENTRAL FLORIDA FAMILY LAW INNS OF COURT, ORLANDO, FL Co-Parenting in High Conflict Cases (Article for The Commentator) November 2007 THE FLORIDA BAR FAMILY LAW SECTION NEWSLETTER Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course for Lawyers May 2007 ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, ORLANDO, FL No More Explosions: How to Avoid Fireworks with your Child July 2006 CENTRAL FLORIDA CHADD, ORLANDO, FL Advancing the Best Interest of the Children May 2006 ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, ORLANDO, FL
5 !5 Awful Normal Panel Discussion June 2005 FL NETWORK OF VICTIMS/WITNESS SERVICES, ORLANDO, FL Live for Today featured on NBC s TODAY SHOW May 2005 THE TODAY SHOW & UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, ORLANDO, FL ADHD: What it Is; What it Isn t May 2005 LAKE WHITNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WINTER GARDEN, FL Healthy Habits for Raising Healthy Kids April 2005 ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, WINTER PARK, FL Indicators, Reactions, & Crisis Intervention for Crime Victims April 2005/Dec VICTIM SERVICES COALITION, ORLANDO, FL Parenting Child Athletes featured on Drive, Chip, & Putt Program November 2004 THE GOLF CHANNEL, YOUTH PROGRAM & COMPETITION TV SHOW Analyzing the Emotional Effects of Obesity on Children October 2004 KIDS NUTRITION CONFERENCE IQPC; ORLANDO, FL Back to School Stress! How to Handle Common Child Complaints September 2004 CENTRAL FLORIDA CHADD, ORLANDO, FL Back to School Stress! How to Handle Common Child Complaints September 2004/2003 RDV SPORTSPLEX, MAITLAND, FL Back to School Stress! How to Handle Common Child Complaints Aug. 2004/2003/2002 YMCA, ORLANDO, FL ADHD: Diagnosis & Treatment March 2004 CENTRAL FLORIDA CHADD, ORLANDO, FL Where to Start? ADHD & Appropriate Assessment January 2004 CENTRAL FLORIDA CHADD, ORLANDO, FL Coping With Divorce A Treatment Perspective November 2003 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, ORLANDO, FL Charting a Course in the Field of Clinical Psychology October 2003 ROLLINS COLLEGE, WINTER PARK, FL Healthy Habits for Raising Healthy Kids April 2003/2002/2000 YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY, DOWNTOWN ORLANDO YMCA Women in Search of Justice Conference: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children HISPANIC CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM, ORLANDO, FL March 2003
6 !6 ADHD: Symptoms & Intervention in the Classroom April 2002 GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC SCHOOL, ORLANDO, FL Divorce: Log on, click in, break up March 2002 ORLANDO SENTINEL INTERVIEW/ARTICLE The Impact of Divorce on Children & Families March 2001 NEW HOPES PROGRAM/SEMINOLE COUNTY SCHOOLS, FL Impact of Abuse on Your Children February 2001 ORANGE COUNTY CHILDREN S ADVOCACY CENTER, ORLANDO, FL ADHD in the Classroom January 2001 OCOEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, OCOEE, FL Living with Grief: Children, Adolescents, & Loss - Panel Member April 2000 SEVENTH ANNUAL HOSPICE FOUNDATION OF AMERICA/UCF TELECONFERENCE Warning Signs An Anti-violence Initiative (Sponsored by APA/MTV) March 2000 ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, FL Coping With Divorce A Treatment Perspective March 2000 CENTRAL FL. ASSOCIATION FOR MARITAL & FAMILY THERAPY Fundamentals of Behavioral Discipline February 2000 CENTRAL FL. CHADD New Years Resolutions: Looking for the Good January 1999 CENTRAL FL. CHADD (Support Group for Children & Adults with ADHD) Communicating that You Are The One for the Job May 1997 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT NETWORK, ORLANDO, FL Parenting Issues with Children and Adolescents April 1996 BRADLEY CENTER OF SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL, COLUMBUS, GA Sexual Abuse: Relevant Facts and the Basics of Intervention July 1994 PARENT CONNECTIONS, ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA
7 !7 PROFESSIONAL AND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES WINTER GARDEN SOCCER LEAGUE, WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA Volunteer Soccer Coach Spring 2014/Fall 2014 COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW GROUP OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Member October Dec THE LEARNING CHANNEL / DIVERSE USA SHALOM IN THE HOME Consultant February 2006 MAITLAND YOUTH SOCCER, MAITLAND, FLORIDA Volunteer Soccer Coach August 2004 May 2005 CENTRAL FLORIDA CHADD (Children & Adults with ADHD Support Group) Founder and Co-Chairman Sept December 2006 EMORY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: ADOLESCENT PERSONALITY INITIATIVE Clinician-Consultant October CITIZEN S REVIEW TEAM FOR THE VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT (VOCA) Review Team Volunteer June 2001 YMCA YOUTH SOCCER, WINTER PARK, FLORIDA Volunteer Soccer Coach Spring 2000 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION TASK FORCE, ORLANDO, FLORIDA Committee Member July 1999 January 2002 VICTIM SERVICES COALITION OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Treasurer June 2000 July 2002 Co-Chairman July 1999 June 2000 Executive Committee Member April July 1999 Committee Member April Present SEXUAL ABUSE INTERVENTION NETWORK, ORLANDO, FLORIDA General Member April 1997 July 1999 Developing Resources and Guidelines Committee April 1997 April 1998 HEAD START HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE, ORLANDO, FLORIDA Mental Health Component Member February 1997 May 1999 COLUMBUS YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION, COLUMBUS, GEORGIA Volunteer Soccer Coach August May 1996
8 !8 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS National Provider Identifier American Psychological Association, Member October Present Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology January Present American Psychology - Law Society November Present Psychologists for Independent Practice August Florida Psychological Association July Present Child/Adolescent/Family Division July Present Forensic Division May Present Association of Family and Conciliation Courts April Present Victim Services Coalition of Orange & Osceola County April Present Mental Health Services Provider Award April 2000 Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida October La Amistad Behavioral Health Services Privileges May Mental Health Association of Central Florida February PROFESSIONAL TRAINING / POST DOCTORAL EDUCATION Advanced Parenting Coordination Training Program Parenting Coordination Training Family Mediation Certification Training (State Approved) Advanced Collaborative Negotiation Training Program Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training Advanced Topics in Custody Evaluations & Dispute Resolution in High Conflict Divorce (APA) Custody Evaluations: Advanced Topics (American Academy of Forensic Psychology) Conducting Scientifically Crafted Child Custody Evaluations (APA) The Science and Craft of Report Writing and Testifying in Custody Cases (FPA) Forensic Psychology: Principles and Practices (APA) Testifying as an Expert Witness: Presenting Psychological Evidence in Court (APA) Evaluating Parenting Capacity & Allegations of Child Maltreatment (AAFP) Strategies & Techniques for Working with Divorcing Families Divorce Therapy: Before, During, and After (FPA) Forensic Assessment of Sexually Abused Children and Adolescents (APA) Young Children and Allegations of Sexual Abuse: Interviewing and Evaluating Treatment of Adults Sexually Abused as Children Treatment of Juvenile Child Sexual Abuse Offenders Treatment of Adolescent Sex Offenders ADHD in Children & Adolescents Theory, Diagnosis, & Management (Dr. Russell Barkley) Intensive Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders with Focused Attention on OCD Exploring Sport and Exercise Psychology Athletes and Eating Disorders It s Not a Game Anymore Getting into the Zone Using Zen Training in Sport Psychology (APA)
9 !9 Eating Disorder, Obesity, and Disordered Eating Among Minority Adolescents (APA) Advanced Interpretation of the MMPI and MMPI-2 Crisis Intervention/Suicide Prevention Training PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES Barbara Mara, Ph.D. Psychological Wellness for Children and Families, Inc. 815 Orienta Ave., Suite 1 Altamonte Springs, FL (407) David Parker, Ph.D Louisiana Ave. Winter Park, FL (407) Dr. Ernie Reilly, LCSW 1630 Hillcrest Street Orlando, FL (407) 644-KIDS