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School Based Mental Health

The Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT) program is a school-based mental health program offering behavioral intervention, group, individual and family therapy to youth who are diagnosed as severely emotionally disturbed. Students attend therapy sessions at school, and attend their scheduled classes for the majority of the day. The program is staffed with a therapist and a behavior specialist, provided by Western Montana Mental Health Center (WMMHC).

Youth are screened and referred to the program through the building counselor to a school multi-disciplinary team which determines that prior interventions have been insufficient to address the youth's emotional disturbance or behavioral issues. Youth must also meet financial eligibility and exhibit a severe emotional disturbance (SED).

Current WMMHC clinical policy requires the involvement of family members in all treatment planning. The intended purpose of CSCT is to provide essential mental health services required by each individual youth/family both in the school and home setting.