WEBINAR – April 24, 2024: An Efficient and Effective Approach for Assessing, Engaging & Triaging in School Mental Health

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WEBINAR: An Efficient and Effective Approach for Assessing, Engaging & Triaging in School Mental Health 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 9:00 – 10:30am PST 


This session will provide a brief overview of the challenges and opportunities provided in delivering school-based mental health. In efforts to leverage those opportunities, the presenter will teach useful approaches and evidenced-based strategies for assessing, engaging, and triaging mental health services in schools. This will include education on standardized assessments, a brief functional assessment, and a top problems assessment; teaching an initial skill for getting started, and, if treated in school, the importance of identifying a treatment target and monitoring progress.   


Participants will be able to: 

  1. Review the importance of school-based mental health services. 
  2. Learn an approach for assessing, engaging, and triaging in school. 
  3. Learn how to administer and provide feedback using standardized assessments.  
  4. Learn how to create a top problems list following a brief informal assessment. 
  5. Review the importance of identifying treatment targets/goals and monitoring progress. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  School-based health center providers, adolescent health providers, and those serving adolescents/youth in schools, including school staff (e.g., school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, school nurses) 


Kristy Ludwig, PhD., EdM., LCP. Dr. Ludwig is a licensed clinical psychologist.  She is affiliated with the SMART Center at the University of Washington where her work has focused on school-based mental health research and training.  She provides clinical consultation and training for school-based mental health providers across the country and Canada. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Ludwig was a high school teacher and school counselor in the Boston Public Schools.