Title

Integrating Mental Health Therapy Into the School Environment

Department

Social Work

Date of Paper/Work

2016

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Type of Paper/Work

Clinical research paper

Advisors

Ande Nesmith

Abstract

The need for school-based mental health services has increased over the past decade but little has been researched surrounding school-based mental health therapists and how they are integrating mental health into the school environment. This research will focus on how school-based therapists are integrating mental health therapy into the school environment. This research interviews 8 school-based therapists and 2 school-based therapists' supervisors. The interviews consistent of qualitative questions that focused on gathering information on integrating mental health. The results indicate the uniqueness of this position, the openness to the position, the differences in the purpose of the environment, the scale of parent involvement and additional results. This research indicates the need for implications in social work policy, practice and research.

Keywords

school, school-based therapy, school-based therapist, children's mental health

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