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.

Counseling Students within the Secondary and Tertiary Prevention Levels

Counseling students within the secondary and tertiary prevention levels

Recent trends in educational practice emphasize proactive approaches to identifying and remediating students’ academic, behavioral, and socio-emotional needs. Federal initiatives to close student achievement gaps (e.g., No Child Left Behind Act [NCLB] of 2001) have established expectations for increased accountability requirements in the educational system (Pub. L. No. 107–110). With these accountability requirements, education systems are expected to ensure that students have access to high-quality learning environments and become proficient in basic skills as demonstrated by progress-monitoring data (Tilly, 2008). Accountability requirements have also led to less emphasis on the use of cognitive discrepancies within special education eligibility decision making and more emphasis on student response to high-quality ...

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