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This book seeks to offer a user-friendly, practical guide on school-based mental health counseling approaches for K-12 school counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals. Highlighting best practices, this book will explain how these educators can provide counseling in the secondary and tertiary prevention levels of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI) frameworks. Informative and research-based, this book is tailored for busy professionals.

Special Topics in School-Based Counseling
Special topics in school-based counseling

We have described how responsive school-based counseling fits within an integrative mental health framework to promote students’ optimal school functioning. Research is bearing out the benefits of responsive counseling in schools, especially within a collaborative, integrative framework. PBIS and RTI are guiding models for providing comprehensive and integrative mental health services in schools. A school's culture and climate, which includes responsiveness to the varied needs of students, families, and the school, is the engine that drives effective service delivery.

Within the realm of mental health in schools, there is a wide range of mental health concerns that impact students’ educational progress, including internalizing and externalizing problems related to neurobiological and/or environmental factors, concomitant learning and social-emotional problems, ...

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