Carlson co-authors book on counseling students

April 12, 2013

510-cO6ZeqL._SL500_AA300_In an age when mental and emotional health are critical to a child’s academic success, how can counseling be effective when both counselors and students don’t have enough hours in the day?

A new book, co-authored by associate professor of school psychology John Carlson and school psychology doctoral student Jeffrey Shahidullah, explores ways K-12 mental health professionals can provide support to students to achieve real academic success. Jon M. Shepard, a former doctoral student of Carlson’s, also is a co-author.

The book, Counseling Students in Levels 2 and 3: A PBIS/RTI Guide, offers solutions that allow for data-based decision making and three proven counseling approaches that are effective and efficient. Through practical examples, guidance on implementing the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support/Response to Intervention (PBIS/RTI) framework and evidence-based best practices, the authors give clear-cut information so mental health professionals working in schools may deliver responsive counseling to students with the greatest need.

Published by CORWIN, a SAGE company, the book is available now through the publisher’s website.