ERA ED provides numerous Education-Related Mental Health Services to many schools districts.
ERA ED counseling and guidance services include counseling in which the student is assisted in planning and implementing their short and long term educational program; personal counseling in which the student is helped to develop their social, emotional, and behavioral functioning in order to promote self-determination and personal responsibility. Counseling and guidance services can be delivered in either individual or group based modalities to best meet the needs of students, and are delivered in our mental health office suite, at the school site, and in the home when applicable. Counseling services are provided by licensed mental health professionals (e.g., psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists) or mental health practitioners (MFT Intern, Associate Clinical Social Worker, Registered Psychologist, Psychology Assistant).
ERA ED parent counseling and training services assist families in understanding the special needs of their child and providing them with information and strategies they can use to assist their child in reaching their short and long term educational program goals and objectives. These services are delivered individually in home and community settings as well as in our mental health office suite and can also be delivered via group-based formats using a psychoeducation model. These services are provided by licensed mental health professionals (e.g., psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists) or mental health practitioners (MFT Intern, Associate Clinical Social Worker, Registered Psychologist, Psychology Assistant).
ERA ED psychological services include conducting consultation, interviewing, assessment, diagnosis, and psychotherapy to assist students in implementing their short and long-term educational program goals and objective. These services are provided by licensed mental health professionals (e.g., psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists).
ERA ED is able to conduct a wide range of psychological assessment services, including ERICS assessments and individualized psychoeducational assessments. All assessment services are conducted by licensed mental health professionals, including psychologists when necessary.
ERA ED Mental Health Consultation involves performing collateral indirect activities to support direct student counseling services. This includes activities such as IEP attendance, goal development, progress reporting, staff support, linking treatment across environments, etc.
ERA ED implements a team approach for Wraparound Services, utilizing evidence-based treatments and interventions. Core elements of Wraparound Services are provided in stepwise order:
The Wraparound (WRAP) team utilizes a registered intern model for direct services (i.e., counseling, positive behavior support) delivered in the home/community setting (e.g., school) with additional consultation and in-office/tele-health (e.g., telephone, video-conferencing) psychotherapy with licensed providers. All WRAP teams are managed by a licensed psychologist. Behavioral technicians are also available to assist the WRAP team with System stabilization and Parent Management Training in the home and community setting (e.g., school).
The intensity of Wrap services will depend on student need, and may vary across time. A typical WRAP program for a student could consist of 5-7 hours of combined (i.e., direct counseling, positive behavior support) and indirect services weekly.