School Psychology Program

Resources and Supports for Teachers


Some students come to school with behavioral or emotional problems that interfere with their learning. School psychologists, social workers, and counselors can help by addressing the mental health needs of students and assisting teachers in working effectively with all children. This website describes three types of mental health problems often encountered in schools and provides resources for classroom teachers in each of these areas.

Depression (Sad, moody, or withdrawn children)

Aggression (Angry, destructive, or oppositional children)

Impulsivity/Hyperactivity (Distractable, active, inattentive children)


Further information about each of these areas, with suggestions for teachers and parents, is available from the National Mental Health and Education Center.

This website was developed as a service learning project of the Theories of Child Psychotherapy (CEP 888) course at MSU during the spring of 2004. To request more information, please contact Dr. Jean A. Baker, 434 Erickson Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

Click here to learn more about school psychology at MSU and click here to learn more about school psychology as a profession.