School psychologists can work within a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework to increasingly promote the mental health of students. This article shares the unfolding of two composite case studies that exemplify how a practicing school psychologist can use a problem-solving framework to deliver effective mental health interventions to individual students. The first case involved an elementary school student who markedly improved in terms of on-task behavior, and the second case concerned a high school student who overcame school refusal and negative affect. The advantages of providing brief counseling and psychological consultation prior to a possible full evaluation or special education placement are discussed.
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Froiland, J.M. Response to Intervention as a Vehicle for Powerful Mental Health Interventions in the Schools. Contemp School Psychol 15, 35–42 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03340961
- mental health
- elementary school students
- high school students