Brief Intervention for School Clinicians (BRISC): A Modularized Evidence-Informed Mental Health Treatment for Use by School Clinicians Working with High School Students

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Principal Investigator: 
Eric J. Bruns & Elizabeth McCauley
Funding Source: 
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Project Period: 
3 years (7/1/2012-6/30/2015)
PBHJP Project Faculty and Staff: 
Project Contact: 
Shannon Dorsey, PhD
Doug Cheney, PhD
Ann Vander Stoep, PhD
Project Summary: 

In this 3-year project, the researchers will convene national and local experts to review and provide feedback on preliminary BRISC protocols. Based on this input, they will then conduct an initial implementation study to evaluate feasibility and inform the development of fidelity measures. The researchers will conduct a validation study in public high schools with school-based health centers using a multiple case study design. A small-scale randomized control trial will be used to test BRISC's potential for positive impact on student social, behavioral, mental health and academic outcomes.

School Mental Health