Standard 21: Wellness Promotion, Crisis Intervention, and Counseling

Candidates are prepared to help design. Implement and evaluate wellness, prevention, intervention, and other mental health programs at the individual, group and system levels. They are knowledgeable about academic, behavioral, and serious personal difficulties. As primary mental health service providers, candidates are able to recognize the behaviors and contexts that are precursors to the development of internalizing disorders, externalizing disorders, and dropping out of school. Candidates can design programs and implement prevention, intervention, and treatment services across the hierarchy of pupils' development needs. Candidates can work with school personnel, pupils, parents, and the general community in the aftermath of personal, school and community crises.

1. Knowledge about behavioral, academic, and socio-emotional difficulties

Candidates demonstrate knowledge about behavioral, academic, and socio-emotional difficulties through coursework in:

Psychology 225T - Seminar in Psychobiological Bases of Behavior
  o Chapter 16 - Affective Disorder - Session 17
  o Chapter 17 - Anxiety Disorders - Session 19
*Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Three-Tier Model for Social Skills/Bullying/GLBT Awareness -
Session 12
  o Three-Tier Model for Anxiety/ Depression - Session 13
  o Three-Tier Model for Health Promotion - 15
*Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Entire Course
*Psychology 286 - Instructional Consultation and Intervention
  o Learning Objective - 1-7
  o Teacher and Student Interviews – Session 2
  o Instructional Environment – Session 3
  o Interventions - Session 4
Psychology 285 - Assessment of Learning and Developmental Problems
   o Entire Course

2. Public and private community agencies

Candidates demonstrate knowledge about public and private agencies within communities that provide a variety of services to pupils and their families through coursework in:

Psychology 277 - Role and Function of the School Psychologist
  o Roles: Consultation - Session 15
  o Roles: Intervention - Session 16
  o Home-School Collaboration - Session 25
*Psychology 267 - Internship in School Psychology
  o Community Mental Health Resources. Guest: Bill Stout, FCOE/Tielman - Session 29 - Spring Semester

3. Model wellness

Candidates, through their own example, model for others wellness and personal resilience through coursework in:

Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Three-Tier Model for School Violence/ Gangs/Resiliency Model - Session 14
*Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Think aloud journal

4. Developmental psychopathology (Internalizing)

Candidates demonstrate knowledge of the developmental processes associated with internalizing disorders such as depression, anxiety, and risk of suicide through coursework in

Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Three-Tier Model for Anxiety/Depression - Session 13
  o Three-Tier Model for Health Promotion - 15
*Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Session 6
  o Childhood Depression - Session 7
  o Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Session 9

5. Developmental psychopathology (Externalizing)

Candidates demonstrate knowledge of the developmental processes associated with externalizing disorders such as defiance, aggression, and potentially destructive behaviors through coursework in:

Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Three-Tier Model for Anxiety/ Depression - Session 13
  o Three-Tier Model for Health Promotion - 15
*Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Emotional Disturbance and Educational Diagnoses - Session 5
  o Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Session 6
 
6. Community Leadership

Candidates demonstrate leadership skills in coordinating with other agencies and informing linkages within the community through coursework in:

Psychology 287 - Practicum in School Psychology
  o Practicum Experience - 1st Year/Fall Semester
  o Mini Papers - 1st Year/Fall Semester
  o Local School System - Session 2 - 2nd Year/Spring Semester
*Psychology 267 - Internship in School Psychology
Community Mental Health Resources. Guest: Bill Stout, FCOE/Tielman - Session 29 - Spring Semester

7. Program design

Candidates display the ability to design and operate programs that promote school-family partnerships to enhance pupils' social and emotional development through coursework in:

Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Come Collaboration/Homework Interventions - Session 9
  o Three-Tier Model for Social Skills/ Bullying/GLBT Awareness -
Session 12

8. Prevention and wellness promotion activities

Candidates implement prevention and wellness promotion activities across a broad range of age levels and with a variety of potential problems through coursework in:

*Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Three-Tier Model for Social Skills/Bullying/GLBT Awareness -
Session 12
  o Three-Tier Model for Anxiety/Depression - Session 13
  o Three-Tier Model for Health Promotion - 15
Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Practicum Experience # 3 - Pg, 3
Psychology 286 - Instructional Consultation and Intervention
  o Interventions - Session 4
  o Progress Monitoring Setting Goals - Session 6

9. Behavioral management and individual and group counseling

Candidates use direct methods and techniques such as behavioral management and individual and group counseling to improve school performance through coursework in:

*Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Practicum Experience # 3 - Pg, 3
Psychology 287 - Practicum. in School Psychology
  o Parlier - 1st Year/Spring Semester
Psychology 267 - Internship in School Psychology Reports - Pg, 18 - Spring Semester
 
10. Counseling and intervention skills

Candidates demonstrate skills in effective counseling and intervention skills to (a) enhance personal development, (b) address socioemotional problems, and (c) respond to crises through coursework in:

*Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Three-Tier Model for Social Skills/Bullying/GLBT Awareness -
Session 12
  o Three-Tier Model for Anxiety/ Depression - Session 13
Psychology 279 - Consultation and Supervision
  o Examinations and Major Assignments - Part 3, Pg, 7
  o Learning Objective 1-4
Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Practicum Experience # 3 - Pg, 3
Psychology 286 - Instructional Consultation and Intervention
  o Interventions - Session 4
Psychology 267 - Internship in School Psychology
  o Counseling Report- Pg, 18 - Spring Semester
*Coun 200
  o entire course

11. Individual, small group and classroom-based counseling activities

Candidates demonstrate ability to provide individual, small group and classroom-based counseling activities for pupils of different ages, and with different types and degrees of difficulties through coursework and practices experiences in:

Psychology 277 - Role and Function of the School Psychologist
  o Roles: Consultation - Session 15
  o Roles: Counseling - Session 18
Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Practicum Experience # 2, 3 - Pg, 3
*Psychology 267 - Internship in School Psychology
  o Counseling Report - Pg, 18 - Spring Semester

12. Crisis Intervention

Candidates demonstrate skills in working with school personnel, pupils, parents and the general community in the aftermath of crises through coursework in:

*Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Three-Tier Model for Anxiety/ Depression - Session 13
Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Session 9
Psychology 267 - Internship in School Psychology
  o Topic: Crisis Intervention- Session 30 - Spring Semester

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