SJVPA General Meeting--Evolution of Evidence-based Mental Health Practices in Modern Educational Settings

  • 12 Mar 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory: 1610 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710


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Evolution of Evidence-based Mental Health Practices in Modern Educational Settings…Everything You Need to Know!

Mitchel Casados, Ph.D.

About the Event: In the last 20 years, the prevention/intervention landscape within educational settings (special- and general-education alike) has significantly evolved with profound changes in the role and delivery of mental health services.  Currently, there is an intersection of three major forces shaping social-emotional and behavioral intervention across districts, SELPAs and state-level policy makers: (1) Multi-tiered intervention structures nested in the Community Mental Health and Healthcare literature; (2) national initiatives to include and emphasize Social-Emotional competencies into the fabric of a Free and Appropriate Public Education; and (3) significant changes in funding of Educationally Related Mental Health Services since the practical dissolution of AB3632 in California since 2011.  In addition to exploring and navigating these paradigm-shifting forces, this presentation will conclude with future directions for the further integration of mental health services; focusing specifically on how mental health clinicians can best position themselves to integrate within educational settings given these changes.

Learning Objective: By the end of the presentation the audience will understand the role of Multi-Tiered Prevention/Intervention structures in the delivery of mental health services in educational settings.

About the Presenter: Mitch completed his graduate training at the University of Wisconsin on an Advanced Opportunities Fellowship resulting in a doctorate, dual masters, and graduate certificate focusing on consultation and application of Evidence-based mental health practices in community, forensic and educational settings. Additionally he holds a certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Prior to his graduate training, Mitch was a lauded undergraduate student at California State University, Fresno with numerous distinctions including: CSUFresno Distinction in Leadership Award, was the president of Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, and was a Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Scholar. Currently, Mitch is a clinical psychologist with the Department of Corrections at North Kern State Prison, psychologist with Merced County Office of Education, and, in his spare time, is an adjunct Learning Disability Specialist with State Center Community College. Since graduating in 2012, Mitch has provided clinical and educational-psychology didactic instruction and/or supervision at California State University, Fresno, State Center Community College District, Fresno Pacific University, and National University. Prior to this, he was a school psychologist with Sanger Unified School District for 6 years before pursuing licensing with the Ca State Board of Psychology. Prior to his professional pursuits in the field of psychology, he toured as a drummer with Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp (Concord Ca) and Allegiance Elite Drum and Bugle Corp (Calgary Alberta Canada); was a member of the San Francisco 49’ers “Niner Noise” drumline; and currently is an adjudicator for percussion throughout the state of California.

Continuing Education: 1 hours credit provided by the Sullivan Center for Children, an authorized provider of continuing education credit through the American Psychological Association (APA).  CE credit is approved for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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

For questions, comments, or concerns regarding SC4C CE program content, material, registration, or any related manners, please contact our Continuing Education Program Director Kaitlyn Nichols, Psy.D., at (559) 271-1186, or email

Important Notice: Those who attend the event for continuing education credit, pay the required fees, and complete the evaluation form will receive ( 1 ) continuing education credit. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire event. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the event is completed will not receive CE credit. No partial credit is allowed.

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