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.

Case Studies

Case studies

Many of the ideas and concepts presented in the previous chapters are illustrated through case studies in this chapter. The first two cases focus on the RTI problem-solving process (Problem Identification, Problem Definition and Analysis, Intervention Development, Treatment Implementation, and Treatment Evaluation) within an immediate time frame. The final two cases look at the provision of responsive counseling across time for individual students to demonstrate the influence of interventions and environmental factors throughout developmental periods or phases.

Case 1: The Problem-Solving Process within the Case of a Fifth Grader with Angry, Aggressive, Externalizing Behaviors

Background Information

Mario is an 11-year-old Hispanic male in the fifth grade at Spartan Elementary School. He has repeatedly demonstrated angry, aggressive, externalizing behaviors both in and outside of the classroom. ...

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