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.

Effective and Efficient Counseling Approaches for School Settings

Effective and efficient counseling approaches for school settings

Around the time that the PBIS/RTI movement was gaining momentum within schools, a national panel report in school counseling highlighted the need to focus the profession on evidence-based approaches (Carey, Dimmitt, Hatch, Lapan, & Whiston, 2008). Prior to that time, school counseling services were criticized for embracing the role of gate keeping and failing to focus on outcomes (Hart & Jacobi, 1992). Prior to RTI, the goals of school-based counseling approaches for students identified as in need of improved personal and social development might have progressed through the following stages: development of rapport, a focus on establishing a trusting and open relationship, and engagement in regular communications (daily or weekly) ...

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