Featuring the work of some of the most highly respected counselor educators in the field, MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS FOR SCHOOLS provides a collaborative "how to" guide for both preventive and intervention-oriented counseling in school settings. This exciting new first edition delivers up-to-the-minute coverage of the most common mental health or psychosocial/emotional issues and disorders facing schoolchildren and youth--issues that can negatively impact their learning and long-term educational development. Each chapter offers a solid overview of a mental health concern and then focuses on school- and research-based actions that are preventive and intervention oriented as well as proven effective in school settings.
Christopher Sink, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC (WA) is a Professor and Batten Endowed Chair of Counseling at Old Dominion University, Department of Counseling and Human Services (Darden College of Education). Earlier, he spent 21 years as a professor of counselor education at Seattle Pacific University and five years at Northwest Missouri State University. Prior to serving in the professoriate, Dr. Sink worked as a secondary and post-secondary counselor. He has many years of chief editorial experience in counseling-related journals (American School Counselor Association's Professional School Counseling and American Counseling Association's Counseling and Values). Dr. Sink currently serves on the editorial board of multiple peer-refereed journals, including The Professional Counselor (the National Board of Certified Counselors), Professional School Counseling (American School Counselor Association), Counselling and Spirituality (Canadian), Counseling and Values (American Counseling Association and Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling), and Journal of Research on Christian Education. Currently, he is associate editor, Counseling and Values, and chief editor, Journal of School-based Counseling Policy and Evaluation (JSCPE). Dr. Sink publishes in various areas related to school-based counseling, social-emotional learning (SEL), educational psychology, positive psychology, and evaluation and research methods. He is a strong advocate for social justice, systemic, and strengths and evidence-based school counseling practice. Currently, Dr. Sink's research agenda includes topics examining social-emotional learning, program evaluation outcomes of comprehensive school counseling, research methods in counselor education, positive psychology, and spirituality as an important feature of adolescent resiliency and well-being.