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.

Developing and Assessing Counseling Interventions

Developing and assessing counseling interventions

The previous chapters have demonstrated the importance of school counseling interventions and how they fit within integrative, multilevel frameworks to provide supports at the secondary and tertiary prevention levels. Specific evidence-based counseling approaches and methodologies have been discussed, as well as the importance of utilizing the universal sources of change within counseling. The current chapter focuses on the role of assessment within data-based decision making, particularly with regard to assessing students’ needs, measuring levels of performance, developing relevant and measurable goals for counseling, and measuring progress toward those goals. It is hoped that those reading this chapter will gain an understanding of how these practices fit within the framework of the problem-solving model introduced in Chapter ...

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