The Evolving Role of the School Consultant

  • Raquel E. Cohen
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


Mental health workers are increasingly dealing with complex social and human issues within public agencies. They encounter problems of poverty, minority groups, alcohol, drug addiction, and disrupted family structures. Workers interested in the urban school are finding, in addition, that the care of school children with learning difficulties, as a manifestation of psychological and adaptation problems, looms as a large and neglected area.32 Many people working on new approaches with these children are trying to find new modes of intervention—social work with families, residential care, conjoint family therapy, and group approaches,5 plus participation in school system programs.6,8,27,34,46


Mental Health Mental Health Professional Child Psychiatry Learning Disor School Personnel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raquel E. Cohen
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryHarvard School of MedicineUSA

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