Mental Health Interventions for School Counselors (School Counseling)

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Featuring the work of some of the most highly respected counselor educators in the field, MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS FOR SCHOOLS provides a collaborative "how to" guide for both preventive and intervention-oriented counseling in school settings. This exciting new first edition delivers up-to-the-minute coverage of the most common mental health or psychosocial/emotional issues and disorders facing schoolchildren and youth--issues that can negatively impact their learning and long-term educational development. Each chapter offers a solid overview of a mental health concern and then focuses on school- and research-based actions that are preventive and intervention oriented as well as proven effective in school settings.

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Christopher Sink, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC, professor of Counselor Education at Seattle Pacific University (17+ years), has been actively involved with the school counseling profession for nearly 30 years. 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 (e.g., 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. Chris is a strong advocate for systemic and strengths-based school-based counseling. Currently, 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. Sink's (2011) latest book published by Brooks/Cole is called Mental Health Interventions for School Counselors, and Sink, Edwards, and Eppler's book, Group Counseling in the Schools, is to be published by Brooks/Cole. Dr. Sink also has a three-year Visiting Professor/Scholar appointment in the Faculty of Education and Theology, York St John University, York, England.

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Forward. 1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Linda Webb (Florida Atlantic University). 2. Externalizing Behavior Disorders: Supporting Students with Aggression and Violent Tendencies, Kerry B. Bernes (University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada), Jennifer I. Bernes (Registered Psychologist), and Angela D. Bardick (Registered Psychologist). 3. Internalizing Behavior Disorders; Supporting Students with Depression, Anxiety, and Self-injurious Behavior, Christopher Sink (Seattle Pacific University). 4. Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Body Image Concerns, Angela D. Bardick (Registered Psychologist), Shelly Russell-Mayhew (University of Calgary), Kerry B. Bernes (University of Lethbridge), and Jennifer I. Bernes (Registered Psychologist). 5. Substance Abuse, Glenn W. Lambie (University of Central Florida). 6. Child Sexual Abuse, Carol Stone (University of North Florida). 7. Severe Acting Out Behavior: A Family Intervention Approach, Keith Davis (Appalachian State University). 8. Suicide Issues, Jill Packman (University of Nevada, Reno) and Catey Barber (O'Brien Middle School, Reno, NV). 9. Learning Disabilities, Glenn W. Lambie, Kara P. Ieva, Stacy Van Horn, Jonathan H. Ohrt, Sally Lewis, and B. Grant Hayes, University of Central Florida. Biographies of Contributors. Index.

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