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School Mental Health in MN: What We've Learned and Where We're Going
Metropolitan State University, St. Paul Campus – Founders Hall Auditorium
700 E 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
Friday, December 02, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: First Friday Forum (CE)

School Mental Health in MN: What We've Learned and Where We're Going

Friday, December 2, 2016
Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

About the Program

Evidence-based practice has made considerable growth over the past 10 years in increasing effective care delivery models within the mental health profession. Yet there continue to be barriers in addressing the needs of children and youth. Providing mental health services on-site at schools can significantly decrease barriers to care for some families. The focus of this presentation will be a comprehensive overview of school mental health from both local and national perspectives. Dr. Sander will describe program designs, funding models, and outcomes. In addition, participants will learn how to better collaborate with schools through understanding school culture and cross systems issues that can affect successful collaboration. Participants will have greater understanding of how to work with school personnel in meeting the mental health needs of their clients.

This session qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 3-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the history of school mental health including program designs, funding models, and outcomes.
  2. Describe the school mental health movement in Minnesota and nationally.
  3. Discuss school culture and cross-system mindsets to make collaborations successful.
  4. Discuss strategies for effective collaboration with schools to support mental health needs within the school setting.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]

About the Presenter:

Dr. Mark Sander, Psy.D., L.P., earned his doctorate from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in 2000. Dr. Sander is a Senior Clinical Psychologist for Hennepin County and the Director of School Mental Health for Hennepin County and the Minneapolis Public Schools. In that role, he coordinates the Minneapolis Expanded School Mental Health Program, conducts research and evaluation on the program, and provides technical assistance to the Hennepin County School Mental Health Initiative. In addition, Dr. Sander is a Visiting Scholar at Wilder Research and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Previously he was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Sander is a certified Master Trainer in the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and for the past three years has been providing training and consultation on developing trauma informed organizations and trauma sensitive schools. Dr. Sander has published several journal articles and book chapters on school mental health and has extensively presented on school mental health at local, state and national conferences. Dr. Sander also has a private practice in Minnetonka, MN.

To Register:

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Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling free, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. Transfer of fee to another program is granted if written cancellation notice is received at least one day before the program. No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.

Contact: Rhea Sullivan, (952) 564-3048