Arts in Medicine (AIM)

The program facilitates arts activities, workshops and performances in three hospitals and numerous out-patient clinics, and is known internationally as one of the leaders in the field of arts in healthcare.

Amy Bucciarelli, MS ATR-BC, LMHC, Board Certified Art Therapist, helped Frank "Dylan" Dinkins make a painting for his parents. Bucciarelli works with pedatrics patients at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.

Center for Addiction Research & Education (CARE)

Addiction and related disorders represent a significant threat to individuals, families and their communities. It is only through the collaborative efforts of diverse programmatic research that we can understand the contributing processes and define more effective prevention, intervention, and recovery programs.

Sara Jo Nixon and Alfredo Sklar

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

CARD serves children and adults of all levels of intellectual functioning who have autism, autistic-like disabilities, pervasive developmental disorder, dual sensory impairments (deaf-blindness), or a vision or hearing loss with another disabling condition.


Center for Cognitive Aging & Memory (CAM)

The mission of the Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory is to conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary clinical neuroscience and translational research on age-associated cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning, factors that contribute to impairments and functional decline, and future avenues for intervention.


Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention (CSEA)

Center for the Study of Emotion & Attention is a facility for the scientific study of human emotion, highlighting emotion’s foundation on survival circuits in the mammalian brain, and its motivational significance for attentional engagement and response mobilization. Importantly, the Center’s research program includes an emphasis on translational studies, applying its basic science findings and methods to a search for biological markers of emotional dysfunction, to improve and illuminate the diathesis of anxiety/mood disorders.


Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

The department of Clinical and Health Psychology educates tomorrow’s leaders in Psychology in the scientist-practitioner tradition, advances psychological science, and improves the health and quality of life of all people through excellence in Research, Education, and Health Service Delivery.


Fear Lab

To enhance the understanding of factors that impact treatment outcome during cognitive-behavioral therapy for children and adults with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders. To improve the understanding of what contributes to different presentations of individuals with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders. To educate the next generation of scientists and clinicians in psychology, medicine, and other health-related fields in research that contributes to evidence-based practice.

Fear Facers Circle of Hands

Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration Program

The University of Florida Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration is founded on the philosophy that integrated, interdisciplinary care is the most effective approach for patients with movement disorders and disorders involving a group of circuits in the brain called the basal ganglia. The Center delivers motor, cognitive and behavioral diagnoses as well as various treatments all in one centralized location

Movement Disorders

OCD Program

We treat adults, adolescents and children with OCD, Tourette Syndrome (TS), hoarding disorders, anxiety disorders and other related disorders in our Gainesville, Florida location. Being located in the heart of a major medical center, we can also perform comprehensive diagnostic tests as appropriate.

Toddlers wash their hands


Our group studies how genes, environment, and culture interact to influence human emotion and behavior. In particular, we focus on how these factors affect the development and expression of neuropsychiatric syndromes, including anxiety, resilience, ADHD, OCD, compulsive hoarding, and tic disorders.

Green Frog

University of Florida Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida is a leader in the Southeast for innovative evidence-based treatment programs for mental health disorders, addiction, eating disorders and obesity. It is our aim to provide a broad educational experience in a multifaceted program while delivering quality care, backed by cutting edge research and exceptional customer service.