Licensed Clinical Social Work
Coordinate and cooperatively work with school personnel to accomplish the goals and objective of the local education agency.
Demonstrate familiarity with the range of assessment techniques that fall outside of the traditional evaluation methods.
Serve as a member of multidisciplinary teams in student evaluations.
Provide evidence-based therapy interventions.
Direct observation and assessment of students in the school setting
Development of behavior plans with appropriate treatment goals that promote the academic goals and behavioral goals of the student, while connecting the student, staff, family, and community regarding the student’s overall success.
Individual and/or group sessions using evidence based strategies including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practice, and solution-focused therapy.
Consultative counseling services including communication with school staff and families to address issues in the child’s living situation that impact their adjustment and success in school.
Direct counseling in crisis intervention situations.
Documentation and reports, including daily progress notes, screening and evaluation reports, quarterly progress reporting, IEP input, MA/3rd party billing (if applicable), and any other required paperwork.
Meeting attendance via videoconference, including parent conferences, building/team meetings, IEP conferences, and other student-related meetings as needed.
Training and direction of paraprofessional therapy facilitators/speech implementers as needed.
Mental Health Counseling
DotCom Therapy provides mental health therapy services for school districts across multiple states.
Individual Diagnostic Assessment
Our mental health therapist gathers information to determine appropriate treatment based on the initial problem, current mental status, and the diagnostic impression. The initial assessment often factors in:
past medical history
use of alcohol and/or drugs
home environment and relationships with family and peers
current mental status
leisure and recreational activities
usual social and peep group activities
nutritional and health status
concerns of safety of self or others
The assessment can include numerous components such as norm-referenced psychological tests, informal tests and surveys, interview information, and observational data. The average time from initial referral to first therapy session is 5 to 7 business days.
At DotCom Therapy, we approach individual therapy as a joint process between the therapist and the student. Therapy is intended to develop strategies and methods to manage emotions and feelings that may be out of the student’s control. Our therapists draw from their expertise to develop a therapy approach incorporating talk therapy, cognitive therapy, and behavioral therapy. The optimal time for each individual therapy session is based on age, and typically ranges between 30 to 60 minutes.
Our DotCom mental health provider facilitates therapy sessions with two or more participants at the same time. We have found that group therapy can help motivate children and adolescents to improve self-awareness, build trust and self-esteem, and feel less isolated knowing others are facing similar problems.
Our DotCom therapists have experience supporting family systems to help individuals resolve their problems in the context of their family units, where many issues are likely to begin. The DotCom therapist helps each family member work together with the others to better understand their group dynamic and how individual actions affect each other and the family unit as a whole.
Our DotCom therapists are skilled in consultation and support to schools and districts during and in the aftermath of a crisis. We have a deep understanding of the specific expertise required in school crisis intervention.
One of the advantages of teletherapy is that it is available to everyone, everywhere, regardless of location or environment. Our mental health providers seamlessly provide quality therapy outside traditional school hours. In partnering with DotCom Therapy, our districts gain access to our team of mental health providers for teacher consultation, school meetings, staff training around mental health topics, and student community outreach. Additionally, extension of services during spring and summer holidays and weekends becomes possible and convenient with our teletherapy model.
School Psychology Services
Psychological testing (social, adaptive, cognitive, achievement, behavioral, executive functioning, ASD etc.)
Counseling for concerns about academic, emotional or social problems
Assisting students in processing problems and planning goals and action
Initiating positive behavior initiatives
Consulting with parents and teachers to discuss learning, behavioral, familial and social problems
Implementing behavioral management techniques
Functional Behavior Analysis
Behavior Intervention Programs
Attending of meetings: Student support teams, evaluation and IEP meetings
Reviewing Existing Data (RED)
Assessment Tools: Q-Global and Q-Interactive Testing Platform