SY033: The Gap between Real-World Mental Health Practices and Evidence-Based Strategies

Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:30 PM–1:50 PM

Description:

What real-world mental health services are provided in schools? How do they differ from evidence-based strategies? We present three studies examining: (a) strategies used by teachers to identify students for mental health services, (b) school resources accessed by students with anxiety, and (c) school-based treatment for depression. In each case, we compare real-world practices to evidence-based strategies. Participants will learn how they can improve school-based interventions and about the natural strengths of school-based providers.

Speaker(s):

Jennifer G. Green, PhD, School of Education - Boston University, Boston, MA; Sarah K. Bearman, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY; Jonathan S. Comer, Boston University, Boston, MA; Donna Pincus, Boston University, Boston, MA; Elisa Shernoff, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ; Meredith Elkins, Boston University, Boston, MA; Samantha Busa, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY; Alison Carlis, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY; Abby Bailin, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY; Robyn Schneiderman, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY