ERIC Number: EJ1034674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Mental Health Services in Public Schools: A Preliminary Study of School Counselor Perceptions
Carlson, Laurie A.; Kees, Nathalie L.
Professional School Counseling, v16 n4 p211-221 2013
This descriptive survey research study (N = 120) examined the self-reported comfort level of school counselors in addressing the mental health needs of their students and school counselor perceptions regarding working relationships with school-based therapists. Survey results indicated that school counselors are generally confident in their counseling skills and comfortable addressing common issues brought to them by their students. However, these same school counselors indicated that they experience some discomfort in working with students living with DSM diagnoses and that specific courses within counselor training programs may have a mitigating effect on this discomfort. Results also revealed that school counselors are willing to lead and work with cross-disciplinary teams and school-based therapists to better meet the mental health needs of their students.
Descriptors: Surveys, School Counselors, Mental Health, Student Needs, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Qualifications, Mental Disorders, School Health Services, Self Esteem, Counselor Training, National Surveys, Online Surveys, Scores, Statistical Analysis, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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