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University of South Florida · College of Behavioral & Community Sciences · Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

The mission of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute is to improve the lives of people with mental, addictive, and developmental disorders through research, training, and education. Established by the Florida legislature in 1967, the Institute is recognized as Florida's premier research and training center for behavioral health services and is a recognized national leader. FMHI's behavioral health research and training projects are supported mostly through grants and contracts, with about $26 million in new awards during the last fiscal year alone. Read more.

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  • FMHI Update
    Get the latest update on the activities of the Institute
  • Ireland Study Abroad - International Success
    Once again, the Ireland Study Abroad Program - Global Social Policy, Planning and Practices: Solutions to Homelessness and Ireland - was a total success. Led by MHLP Faculty, Mark Engelhardt, eleven CBCS students, representing six majors studied in residence at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland for a week, were immersed in community-based field visits, and toured the West Coast of Ireland (Galway, Dingle, Killarney).
  • CARD-USF to Host ASD and Mental Health Conference
    CARD-USF is pleased to bring this important conference on autism spectrum disorder and mental health to professionals and families.
  • CORE and CACREP Sign Plan of Merger for Unified Accreditation Process
    The Plan represents several years of discussions on strengthening the counseling profession through the establishment of a single unified accreditation process for counselor preparation programs.
  • RMHC Assistant Professor Dr. Tina Dillahunt-Aspillaga Awarded VA Funding
    Dr. Tina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program which has recently merged with the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences’ Department of Child & Family Studies, has been awarded $27, 990 in funding from the Veteran’s Administration to conduct research on Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation of Veterans with Deployment-related Stress.