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Date of Graduation
Educational Specialist (EdS)
Department of Graduate Psychology
Many children and adolescents are experiencing increased mental health challenges, resulting in a serious public health crisis. Mental health providers must apply innovative, research-based, and developmentally responsive intervention to meet the current mental health needs of youth. Neurobiologically-informed approaches, such as Polyvagal Theory, the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, and Interpersonal Neurobiology, could be used to support children and adolescents appropriately and effectively across a variety of settings. These approaches apply principles of neuroscience, acknowledge developmental considerations, and attend to the impact of trauma. This project reviews mental health trends in children and adolescents, provides a brief overview of these approaches, and applies these approaches to clinical intervention through a case example.
Jarrett, Hannah P., "Supporting the mental health needs of youth through neurobiologically-informed approaches" (2023). Educational Specialist, 2020-current. 75.