Ensure continual growth of the school-based program by marketing to new school
Foster existing school relationships by providing outreach throughout the school year
Assign clinicians to schools as appropriate
Provide supervision to interns and pre-licensed clinicians pursuing an LMHC
Participate in recruitment activities
Coordinate the LMHC internship program
Provide fee-for-service individual and/or group counseling in the clinic
Complete diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans
Coordinate treatment with referral sources and collaterals
Respond appropriately to client crises
For nearly 20 years, Arbour Counseling Services has offered a clinical program designed to provide behavioral health services to students. This program is administered within the school setting during school hours by Arbour therapists working closely with designated school staff. The services are provided to pre-school through 12th grade students in school systems within the catchment areas of the Arbour Counseling Services sites, all located in Eastern Massachusetts. Students may be referred for evaluation by their parents, teachers, guidance counselors, or by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.
Program components include psychological, neuropsychological and educational testing and evaluations; individual and group therapy, including specialized groups; on-going consultations with parents and school personnel, and clinical consultation to teachers, aides, school psychologists and guidance counselors. Arbour Counseling Services also offers in-service training to administrators, teachers, special-needs staff and support personnel on topics requested by school staff.
Program Development Consultation to teachers and staff is provided by the clinician delivering therapy at the schools. Consultation is available for school administrators, school psychologists, and student support coordinators through a clinical consultant provided by Arbour Counseling Services.
Areas of consultation include, but are not limited to:
Integrating special needs children into the mainstream classroom