educationally related mental health staff

educationally related mental health staff

Educationally Related Mental Health Services

Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) are mental health services that are provided to students receiving special education services. These services are provided when students have significant socio-emotional or socio-behavioral needs that impede their ability to benefit from their special education services. There must be a direct relationship between the emotional/behavioral characteristics and the lack of benefit from special education services. This may be shown as lack of progress on goals/objectives, declining grades, absences, suspensions, etc. Referral is appropriate when these concerns are determined to be associated with a condition that cannot be described solely as a temporary adjustment problem that can be resolved with less than three months of school counseling. Students eligible for mental health services are not just those identified as Emotionally Disturbed but can be those of any disability category. Educationally Related Mental Health Services may be provided by the Butte County SELPA through clinical services in the ED/SDC classroom. Students identified with emotional/behavioral issues which impede their ability to benefit from their Special Education may be referred and approved, will be documented in the IEP. The services will be regularly monitored for efficacy and due diligence. Adjustments in the level of service provided will be made as appropriate. An IEP will be held and the service will be discontinued when the behavioral goals are met signaling that the services are no longer needed for the student to benefit from special education services. SELPA ERMHS are provided by 13 Clinicians
  • 9 - ED/SDC clinicians
  • 4 - SELPA ERMHS Clinicians

Please Visit Here to access the ERMHS & Day Treatment Forms  

(Forms on this website are the only forms appropriate for an Day Treatment referral.)

For support, questions or resources contact

ERMHS Coordinator
Jim Voss, Ph.D
(530) 532-5915 Office
(530) 864-4347 Cell
Email: jvoss@bcoe.org

Clinician Supervisor
Lena Correa, LCSW

(530-532-5776 (office)
(530) 282-5693 (cell)
Email: lcorrea@bcoe.org

Administrative Assistant
Tina Richter

(530) 532-5875 Office
(530) 532-5920 Fax
Email: trichter@bcoe.org