Implementing CBT-inspired programs in schools to address mental health issues associated with achievement cultures

Implementing CBT-inspired programs in schools to address mental health issues associated with achievement cultures

What effective CBT-inspired programs are available for school personnel to implement?
-Who should be implementing them and under what circumstances?
-If CBT is an effective treatment modality with adolescents, how can professional organizations and universities teach methodology or train School Psych/School Counselors? How are we equipping faculty?

Chapters:

1. Achievement Culture
a. Cultural implications (SES, race, ethnicity, parent achievement)
b. High stakes testing
c. Parental involvement

2. Disorders and presentation related to achievement culture
a. Depression
b. Anxiety
c. Mood disorders

3. The need for School-Based Mental and Behavioral Health Services
a. Benefits (Consistency, cost, culturally responsive, addresses inequities in access, continuum of care)
b. How positive mental health supports learning

4. CBT as a treatment approach (effectiveness for problem)
a. What is CBT, definition, basic principles, background
b. Effectiveness for the disorders above
c. CBT and youth research
d. Global effectiveness for young people

5. Law and Ethics of School-based service provision as related to therapy in schools
a. Laws related to providing therapy in schools – AB 114, others related.
b. Service provisions in public and private schools as related to School Counselors. and School Psychologists.
c. Where is the line of clinical application in school settings?

6. Program Considerations
a. Personnel
b. Training
c. Supervision
d. Curriculum – what is currently available for school faculty to deliver
e. Evidence-Based intervention or mini-series of sessions
f. Referral for the program

7. Program Recommendations
a. personnel to be hired, staff to be trained, professional roles
b. curriculum or program to be adopted based on school needs
c. framework for implementation (demographics, site resources, cost, who gets services, duration, frequency)
d. training programs for School Psych and School Counselors to be able to implement CBT inspired programs, school-based CBT provider program. How do we equip them?

8. Conclusion
a. Implications and limitations for schools, educators, and students