W-07: I could really use some help with ERMHS! –What is an ERMHS Assessment and How Does It Differ from an E.D. Assessment?
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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This workshop is for those who are, or may be, involved in the Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) program in their district or SELPA. The workshop will cover appropriate ERMHS referrals, legally and defensible assessments for determination of services using both educational and clinical instruments (including a school appropriate Mental Status Exam), the difference between a multi-disciplinary (especially Educationally Emotionally Disturbance) and an ERMHS assessment and when, and how, to write one or two separate reports. An ERMHS assessment report and a Mental Status Exam templates will be provided. A question and answer section will be included

Ray Easler, Ph.D. recently retired as a Program Manager/Clinical Coordinator of an EMRS clinic for Moreno Valley School District. He was on the Santa Clara County School Link Services committee for 3 years and a member of the subcommittee for the development of mental health services in the public schools.

Ryan Canter has been a school psychologist for the last seven years and works for the Campbell Union Elementary School District. His area of expertise is with students with an Educationally Emotionally Disturbance. Prior to becoming a school psychologist, he worked in a group home setting providing counseling and mentor services.

Strand: D, Topic: 10, Skill Level: I