Promoting Safe and Effective Transitions to College for Youth with Mental Health Conditions

A Case-Based Guide to Best Practices

  • Adele Martel
  • Jennifer Derenne
  • Patricia K. Leebens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Background Chapters

  3. Clinical Cases Focusing on Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Daniel Kirsch, Ashley Holland
      Pages 103-112
    3. Elisabeth M. Kressley, Adele Martel, Jennifer Derenne
      Pages 141-150
    4. Basheer Lotfi-Fard, Jennifer Derenne, Adele Martel
      Pages 151-159
  4. Clinical Cases Focusing on Special Populations and Situations

  5. Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 279-287

About this book


This concise and practical book provides an overview of how to safely and effectively transition adolescents with mental health conditions into a college environment.

Therapeutic strategies to assess and promote readiness for transition to college are discussed in case-based chapters, which include case history, analysis of transition, clinical pearls, literature review, and helpful resources for clinicians, patients, and families. Filling a significant gap in the literature, this resource delivers essential information for psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals who work with children, adolescents, and their families before, during, and after the transition to college.


healthcare transition mental health transition to college prevention adolescent medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Adele Martel
    • 1
  • Jennifer Derenne
    • 2
  • Patricia K. Leebens
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesAnn and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesStanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children’s HospitalStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Child Study CenterYale School of Medicine, Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68893-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68894-7
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