This volume provides school-based practitioners with a comprehensive and comparative guide to the strategic interventions, therapeutic modalities, and treatment approaches that are most commonly and effectively used in educational settings. Three main sections of the text present a foundation of universal interventions, targeted interventions, and alternative interventions appropriate for use in schools. Unifying the chapters are two central case examples, allowing the reader to see and evaluate the strengths and potential challenges of each technique in a familiar situation. This emphasis on case examples and the comparative structure of the volume will provide a level of hands-on and practical learning that is helpful for both students and mental health practitioners working in schools for the first time, and as a resource for more seasoned professionals who need to expand the tools at their disposal.

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Section I Introduction

chapter 1|20 pages

An Overview of School-Based Mental Health Practice From Systems Service to Crisis Intervention

ByRay W. Christner, Rosemary B. Mennuti, James S. Whitaker

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Section II Foundation of Universal Interventions

chapter 2|30 pages

Ending the Marginalization of Mental Health in Schools A Comprehensive Approach

ByHoward Adelman, Linda Taylor

chapter 3|32 pages

Building Resilience in Schools A Focus on Population-Based Prevention

ByKatherine Brehm, Beth Doll

chapter 4|38 pages

Building Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports

ByAnne F. Farrell

chapter 5|24 pages

Fostering Social Competence in Schools Barry Barbarasch

ByMaurice J. Elias

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Section III Targeted and Intensive Interventions

chapter 6|30 pages

Applying Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy in Schools

ByAnn Vernon

chapter 7|20 pages

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approaches in a School Setting

ByRay W. Christner, Rosemary B. Mennuti, Loren M. Pearson

chapter 8|24 pages

Applying Behavior Modification in Schools

ByKirk John

chapter 9|26 pages

Applying Reality Therapy Approaches in Schools

ByRobert E. Wubbolding

chapter 10|22 pages

Applying Family Systems Therapy in Schools

ByHeather K. Alvarez

chapter 11|26 pages

Applying Adlerian Therapy in the Schools

ByLinda C. Caterino, Amanda L. Sullivan

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Section IV Nontraditional Interventions

chapter 12|26 pages

Applying Play Therapy in Schools

ByAthena A. Drewes

chapter 13|26 pages

Applying Art Therapy in Schools

ByMarjory J. Levitt

chapter 14|20 pages

Applying Dance and Movement Therapy in School Settings

ByElise Billock Tropea, Dianne Dulicai, William C. Freeman

chapter 15|32 pages

Seeing Through Clearer Eyes Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Behavioral Interventions in the School

ByJennifer Block-Lerner, Michael A. Holston, Maggee Messing

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Section V Summary

chapter 16|6 pages

Integrating Perspectives into Practice

ByRosemary B. Mennuti, Ray W. Christner, Elana Weinstein