• James Bylund Alliant International University


The delivery of school based mental health services should be on the forefront of every school psychologist’s mind in the state of California.  When then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed funding for AB3632 in October 2010, he ended a 25 year history of County Mental Health providing service to special education students who needed such support to receive educational benefit.  The onus of responsibility for providing these services has now shifted squarely onto the shoulders of Special Education Local Planning Areas (SELPA), and as the school staff member with the most knowledge and skills related to mental health assessment and intervention, school psychologists are likely to be called on to help fill this need.  


Doutor em Psicologia educacional pela Alliant International University, em San Diego, na Califórnia. Mestre em Educação e Especialista em Psicologia Educacional pela San Diego State University, na Califórnia, EUA. É Especialista em neurospsicologia educacional e Credenciado a atuar como Psicólogo Educacional em todo território dos Estados Unidos. Trabalhou como psicólogo nas escolas públicas de San Diego e como coordenador de programas especiais na região de Contra Costa, na Califórnia, EUA. Atualmente, é diretor de serviços de apoio ao estudante nas escolas públicas de Byron, na Califórnia, atende em seu consultório particular e leciona cursos de avaliação neuropsicológica na Alliant International University.


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Como Citar
BYLUND, James. MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: AN APPROACH TO SCHOOL BASED MENTAL HEALTH. Augusto Guzzo Revista Acadêmica, São Paulo, v. 2, n. 16, p. 64-69, dec. 2015. ISSN 2316-3852. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 01 oct. 2023. doi:


Mental health, history, special education, psychologists