Handbook of School Mental Health

Research, Training, Practice, and Policy

  • Mark D. Weist
  • Nancy A. Lever
  • Catherine P. Bradshaw
  • Julie Sarno Owens

Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Mark D. Weist, Nancy A. Lever, Catherine P. Bradshaw, Julie Sarno Owens
    Pages 1-14
  3. Foundations: Funding, Training, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Nicole L. Cammack, Nicole Evangelista Brandt, Eric Slade, Nancy A. Lever, Sharon Stephan
      Pages 17-30
    3. Kurt D. Michael, Seth Bernstein, Julie Sarno Owens, Abby Albright, Dawn Anderson-Butcher
      Pages 31-43
    4. Nancy A. Lever, Michael Lindsey, Lindsey O’Brennan, Mark D. Weist
      Pages 45-58
    5. Robert S. Markle, Joni W. Splett, Melissa A. Maras, Karen J. Weston
      Pages 59-73
  4. Prevention and Mental Health Promotion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Catherine P. Bradshaw, Jessika H. Bottiani, David Osher, George Sugai
      Pages 101-118
    3. Deborah Gross, Susan Breitenstein, Shelly Eisbach, Emily Hoppe, Joyce Harrison
      Pages 119-130
    4. Erum Nadeem, Lisa H. Jaycox, Audra K. Langley, Marleen Wong, Sheryl H. Kataoka, Bradley D. Stein
      Pages 145-157
    5. Aidyn L. Iachini, Dawn Anderson-Butcher
      Pages 159-170
    6. Stephen S. Leff, Tracy Evian Waasdorp, Christine Waanders, Brooke S. Paskewich
      Pages 171-182
  5. Youth and Family Engagement and Empowerment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Kendra DeLoach McCutcheon, Melissa W. George, Emily Mancil, Leslie K. Taylor, Carl Paternite, Mark D. Weist
      Pages 185-193
    3. Heather L. McDaniel, Bryn E. Schiele, Leslie K. Taylor, Jill Haak, Mark D. Weist
      Pages 195-207
    4. Nicole Evangelista Brandt, Cynthia Glimpse, Claudette Fette, Nancy A. Lever, Nicole L. Cammack, Jennifer Cox
      Pages 209-221
    5. Keith C. Herman, Wendy M. Reinke, Catherine P. Bradshaw, John E. Lochman, Lindsay Borden, Dana Darney
      Pages 223-236
    6. Gregory M. Fosco, John R. Seeley, Thomas J. Dishion, Keith Smolkowski, Elizabeth A. Stormshak, Rosemarie Downey-McCarthy et al.
      Pages 237-251
  6. Coaching and Consultation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Elise T. Pas, Catherine P. Bradshaw, Anne H. Cash
      Pages 255-267
    3. Jennifer E. Gibson, Sharon Stephan, Nicole E. Brandt, Nancy A. Lever
      Pages 269-282
    4. Lois T. Flaherty
      Pages 283-294
  7. Screening and Early Identification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Melissa R. Dvorsky, Erin Girio-Herrera, Julie Sarno Owens
      Pages 297-310
    3. Erin Dowdy, Randy W. Kamphaus, Jennifer M. Twyford, Bridget V. Dever
      Pages 311-321
    4. Emily Kline, Danielle Denenny, Gloria Reeves, Jason Schiffman
      Pages 323-338
  8. Intervention for Specific Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Susan M. Swearer, Cixin Wang, Adam Collins, Jenna Strawhun, Scott Fluke
      Pages 341-354
    3. Jeremy K. Fox, Kathleen Herzig, Daniela Colognori, Catherine E. Stewart, Carrie Masia Warner
      Pages 355-368
    4. Puja G. Patel, Kevin D. Stark, Kristina L. Metz, Kelly N. Banneyer
      Pages 369-383
    5. Jennifer L. Storer, Steven W. Evans, Joshua M. Langberg
      Pages 385-398
    6. Steven W. Evans, Julie Sarno Owens, Jennifer A. Mautone, George J. DuPaul, Thomas J. Power
      Pages 413-426
    7. James E. Connell Jr., Melanie Pellecchia, Christina M. Vorndran
      Pages 427-440
    8. Catherine P. Bradshaw, Katherine E. Figiel, Haley Deutsch
      Pages 441-453
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 455-465

About this book


With so few therapeutic outlets readily available to young people, schools have evolved into mental health centers for many students. Yet schools are hampered by limited access to resources needed to provide mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention services.

Like its acclaimed predecessor, the Second Edition of the Handbook of School Mental Health offers ways for professionals to maximize resources, make and strengthen valuable connections, and attain more effective school-based services and programming. At the same time, the Handbook provides strategies and recommendations in critical areas, such as workforce development, interdisciplinary collaborations, youth/family engagement, consultation, funding, and policy concerns, summarizes the state of current research, and offers directions for further study. Chapters model best practices for promoting wellness and safety, early detection of emotional and behavioral problems, and school-based interventions for students with anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other common challenges. In spotlighting this range of issues, the contributors have created a comprehensive game plan for advancing the field.

Among the Handbook's topics:

  • Pre-service training for school mental health clinicians.
  • Cognitive-behavioral interventions for trauma in schools.
  • Increasing parental engagement in school-based interventions.
  • Models of psychiatric consultation to schools.
  • Culturally competent behavioral and emotional screening.
  • Bullying from a school mental health perspective.
  • Prevention and intervention strategies related to a variety of mental health problems in schools.

The Second Edition of the Handbook of School Mental Health is an essential reference for researchers, graduate students, and other professionals in child and school psychology, special and general education, public health, school nursing, occupational therapy, psychiatry, social work and counseling, educational policy, and family advocacy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mark D. Weist
    • 1
  • Nancy A. Lever
    • 2
  • Catherine P. Bradshaw
    • 3
  • Julie Sarno Owens
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyOhio UniversityAthensUSA

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