Mental health professionals (clinicians) are a vital resource
to schools. When children and adolescents experience emotional
distress and behavioral difficulties that interfere with their social
and emotional development, and their ability to learn, a
qualified mental health specialist can provide interventions
aimed at improving psychological well-being and adaptive
There are a wide variety of interventions available to
clinicians working with youth at the school site. Individual,
family, group therapy, play therapy, and conflict resolution
are among the most frequently utilized therapeutic modalities.
A school campus can provide an
opportunity for clinicians to work with diverse populations
and include family members and school personnel in a child's
When schools partner with clinicians to
provide psychological support for students in distress, this
can lead to a safer healthier school environment and
life-enhancing outcomes for young people.
clinicians providing school-based mental health services
Providing clinical services on a school campus can be
Make appropriate referrals to services
in the community that may
your clients and seek supervision when needed.