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  • Individual Therapy: One-on-one therapy 1-2 times a week with a licensed mental health professional regarding therapeutic treatment for a student with a demonstrable clinical diagnosis.
  • Group Therapy: Therapeutic services are provided to 3-5 students in a group format.
  • Family Therapy: This group format seeks to reduce distress and conflict by improving the systems of interactions between family members.
  • Crisis Response: Specialized crisis response services to address events that may severely impact of the psychological functioning of students.
  • Emergency Assessments: A suicidal threat or gesture, or any behavior suggesting diminished mental capacity or reality orientation.
  • Alcohol and Drug Intervention: Low-intensity intervention services for students who have been expelled or an alcohol or drug-related offense.
  • Parent and Teacher Consultation: MSCSMHC clinicians can be called upon to offer general professional guidance and support to parents and staff.
  • Prevention Activities: Our staff may help participate in prevention activities around awareness and education on mental health-related issues, such as suicide, substance abuse, bullying, etc.
  • Threat Assessment: A team of mental health professionals conducts assessments with students who have made or exhibited behaviors indicative of a severe threat of violence.
  • Functional-Behavioral Assessment/ Behavioral Intervention Planning: When a student exhibits behavioral and/or emotional problems that interfere with their educational progress or other students, a group of trained staff collaborates to create a plan to help address those behaviors.

    The Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) involves identifying the target behavior, the purpose of the behavior, and what factors maintain the behavior that is interfering with the student’s academic success.

    A Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) is based upon the results of the FBA and includes a description of the target behaviors, when they are likely to occur, triggering stimuli, and intervention strategies to address the behavior.