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ERIC Number: EJ894794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
School Counselor Development Program (SCDP) for the Treatment of Adolescent Depression and Suicidality: A Pilot Study
Wright, A. Jordan; Emmert-Aronson, Ben
Journal of School Counseling, v6 n23 2008
The School Counselor Development Program (SCDP) was developed as a continuing education intervention for middle school counselors in the New York City Department of Education, focusing on six mental health issues relevant to their work with students. A pilot study was run with 21 New York City Public School counselors. This paper focuses on one of the six modules, dealing with the depression and suicidality of students. The training consisted of a short didactic portion focusing on skills training, extensive role-play practice, and a concluding discussion. A repeated measures design was used with counselors self-assessing confidence before and after the training. It showed a moderately significant increase in counselors' confidence in dealing with suicidal students and a significant increase in their confidence in dealing with depressed students. Implications for counselors, limitations of the study, and future research are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York