School-Based Mental Health

This rotation will focus on the provision of school-linked mental health services (individual therapy, family therapy, and consultation with school staff) for children referred by the Columbia County School District (grades preK-12). Interns will have the opportunity to see children with a broad array of presenting problems (behavior problems, ADHD, depression, anxiety, family conflict, abuse histories, developmental disorders, academic problems), often with comorbid presentations. Also, many of these children’s families struggle with economic problems, challenges related to divorce/separation, and other stressors. The intern may have the opportunity to see some cases in the schools, in addition to seeing families/students in our offices at the school board complex. Also, there will be opportunities to consult and interface with school staff regarding cases that have academic and behavioral problems at school. The opportunity for conducting some limited assessments may also be possible in this rotation. The intern will spend 8 hours per week completing activities of this rotation.