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Mental Health Interventions for School Counselors

ISBN-10: 061875458X
ISBN-13: 9780618754588
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Christopher Sink, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC, a professor of Counselor Education at Seattle Pacific University for more than 16 years, has been actively involved with the school counseling profession for almost 30 years. He has conducted small groups in K-12 schools and teaches the group counseling class. Prior to serving as a counselor educator, he worked as a secondary and post-secondary counselor. He has many years of editorial experience in counseling-related journals--including ASCA's PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING and ACA's COUNSELING AND VALUES--and has published extensively in various areas related to school counseling and educational psychology. A strong advocate for systemic and strengths-based school-based counseling, his research agenda includes topics examining the outcomes of comprehensive school counseling programs, research methods in school counseling, and spirituality as an important feature of adolescent resiliency. He is also the author of MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS (Brooks/Cole, 2011). Dr. Sink has a three-year visiting professor/scholar appointment in the Faculty of Education and Theology, York St John University, York, England.

Foreword
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Characteristics of ADHD
Recommendations for School Counseling Practice
Helping Teachers Acknowledge ADHD
Helping Teachers Become Aware of the Nature and Symptoms of ADHD
Anticipating the Needs of Students with ADHD and Planning Appropriate Interventions
Accommodating the Needs of Students with ADHD
Consulting with School Psychologists and Medical Professionals
Direct School Counselor Intervention
The Journey
Teaching Self-Monitoring Strategies
Working with High School Students
Stop and Think
Summary
References
Externalizing Behavior Disorders: Supporting Students with Aggression and Violent Tendencies
Characteristics of Externalizing Behaviors and Behavior Disorders
Prevalence and Etiology
Identifying Externalizing Behaviors
Assessing Externalizing Behaviors
Assessment Process
Recommendations for School Counseling Practice-Interventions
Behavior Management
Counseling Intervention
Educational/Vocational Planning
Summary
References
Internalizing Behavior Disorders: Supporting Students with Depression, Anxiety, and Self-injurious Behavior
Anxiety and Depression
Characteristics of Depression and Anxiety Disorders
Depression-Early Warning Signs
Anxiety-Early Warning Signs
From Early Warning Signs to Depression and Anxiety Disorders
Age of Onset and Prevalence Rates
Anxiety and Depression Disorders in Special Education Language
Recommendations for School Counseling Practice
Implement a Comprehensive School Counseling Program
Create and Implement a System of Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
Establish and Implement Prevention Activities in Conjunction with a School-Based Mental Health Screening Plan
Work Toward Prevention
Self-Injurious Behavior (SIB)
Characteristics and Prevalence Rates
Assisting Students At-Risk for and Engaging in SIB
Summary
References
Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Body Image Concerns: Prevention and Intervention
Overview and Characteristics of Eating Disorders
Subtypes, Prevalence, and Long-Term Outcomes
The BRIDGE Model of Healthy Versus Unhealthy Body Image
Recommendations for School Counseling Practice
Eating Disorder Prevention in Schools
School-Wide Prevention Programs
Early Identification
Early Assessment
Talking about Eating Disorders with At-Risk Students and Their Caregivers
Making a Referral for Outside Intervention
Supporting the Student in Recovery
Phases of Intervention
Supportive Intervention Approaches for School Counselors
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Guided Imagery
Narrative Therapy
Summary
References
Substance Abuse: Implications for School Counseling Practice
Characteristics and Warning Signs of Substance Abuse by Students and in Families
Prevalence
Potential Consequences
Warning Signs and Identification
Children of Alcoholics
Potential Consequences
Warning Signs
Recommendations for School Counseling Practice
Brief Family Systems Approach
Motivational Counseling
Summary
References
Child Sexual Abuse
Defining Developmentally Normal Sexual Behavior in Children
Evaluating Children's Sexual Behaviors
Level of Incidence of Sexual Issues
Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children
Student Disclosure
Interviewing Potential Victims of Child Sexual Abuse
Legal and Ethical Issues in Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
Legal Responsibilities
Ethical Issues
Sexual Abuse in Schools
Prevention and Interventions
Summary
References
Students with Severe Acting-Out Behavior: A Family Intervention Approach
Essential Characteristics of Acting-Out Behaviors
Common Diagnostic Features and Associated Factors
Effective Family Interventions
Specific Family Interventions
Structural-Strategic Family Intervention
Resources for Professional School Counselors
Summary
References
Suicide Issues
Background Information
Prevalence
Warning Signs and Characteristics of Suicide
Recommendations for School Counseling Practice
Prevention
Suicide Risk Assessment
Interventions
Postvention
Summary
References
Learning Disabilities
Characteristics of Learning Disabilities
Defining Learning Disabilities
Prevalence
Prognosis
Observable Warning Signs-Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors
Legal Issues and Legislation Governing Learning Disabilities
Civil Rights Legislation
Exceptional Education Legislation
Diagnosing a Learning Disability under IDEIA (2004)
Recommendations for School Counseling Practice
General Intervention Strategies
Counseling Services
Summary
References
Short Biographies of Contributors
Index

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