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2011

Intervention

Psychiatric and Mental Health

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School Psychologists' Communication And Collaboration With Community-Based Mental Health Professionals, Audra St. John Walsh Jan 2011

School Psychologists' Communication And Collaboration With Community-Based Mental Health Professionals, Audra St. John Walsh

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Although collaboration between school psychologists and community-based mental health professionals is essential in the provision of comprehensive and effective mental health services for youth with intensive mental health needs, youth may not receive the full benefit of these coordinated efforts, as collaboration may not occur as often as it should. This study investigated the frequency of communication and collaboration between school- and community-based professionals, the purposes and methods of communication, and the benefits and barriers to collaboration. Survey data from 80 members of the Florida Association of School Psychologists were collected and analyzed. Forty-three percent of school psychologists reported communicating ...