Title

The Lived Experiences of Administrators on the Provision of Mental Health Services for Students in Public Schools

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Department

Counseling

Date of Award

Fall 2018

Abstract

I explored K-12 school administrators' perceptions of the provision of mental health services to students in public schools. This phenomenological design involved examining the lived experiences of school administrators (N = 9) concerning their perceptions of how student mental health needs are addressed within schools. I reveal insights of school administrators regarding their experiences and challenges in addressing the mental health needs of their students. I offer recommendations on the provision of mental health services in schools and for mental health professionals working with youth in educational settings. Implications for administrators, school-based clinicians, central leaders, and counselor educators are also provided.

Advisor

Kevin C. Snow

Subject Categories

Education | Higher Education

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