Anthony Roberson

Dr. Anthony RobersonTitle

Making Mental Health Screening Useful in Schools
Co-presenter with Dr. Tyler Renshaw

Wednesday, November 10, 11;30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

Abstract

School mental health screening is widely recognized as a pivotal practice for promoting early, efficient, accessible, and equitable mental health services for youth. Yet screening has become more complex in recent years and is no longer considered a single, unified practice. Rather, screening is more like a set of practices that serve different and complementary purposes to promote mental health. This webinar will help attendees understand how to make mental health screening useful in schools by (1) differentiating between frameworks and purposes of school mental health screening and (2) understanding how to match appropriate screening methods and procedures with these different frameworks and purposes. Applied case examples will also be provided to illustrate the usefulness of different approaches to mental health screening in schools.

Bio

Anthony ‘Tony’ Roberson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in the Department of Clinical, Health, and Applied Sciences. He obtained his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University’s school psychology program and currently holds credentials as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology for the state of Texas and as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Tony has worked in practice full-time in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD where he was involved in assessment and intervention work with early childhood, elementary, and middle school students and staff. His current research interests and expertise broadly concern improving measurement and the use of data in systems-level services in schools particularly in regard to universal screening for student behavioral and mental health.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Differentiate between frameworks and purposes of school mental health screening;

  2. Understand how to match appropriate screening methods and procedures with different frameworks and purposes;

  3. Apply different approaches to mental health screening to real-life, school-based practice situations.