Making Mental Health Screening Useful in Schools
Co-presenter with Dr. Anthony Roberson
Wednesday, November 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST
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.
Tyler Renshaw (he/him), PhD, is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the School Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology at Utah State University. He holds a doctoral degree in combined clinical / counseling / school psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a licensed School Psychologist and Psychology Resident in Utah. Tyler is a former Editor-in-Chief of Assessment for Effective Intervention and is a current Associate Editor of School Psychology Review. He is broadly interested in advancing the science that drives school mental health services and is particularly interested in validating brief rating scales for mental health screening in schools. Tyler is a past recipient of APA Division 16’s Lightner Witmer Award and has contributed to 70+ scholarly publications on school mental health and related topics.
- Differentiate between frameworks and purposes of school mental health screening;
- Understand how to match appropriate screening methods and procedures with different frameworks and purposes;
- Apply different approaches to mental health screening to real-life, school-based practice situations.