School Counselor Response to Indicators of Mental Illness and Behavioral Distress

Counselors: Satisfy your Lauryn’s Law requirement for professional development for MSDE certification renewal 


Two class sessions are available to choose from:

Class 1: May 14th- June 18th (Mondays 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.)
Class 2: May 16th- June 14th (Wednesdays 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.)
Fully Online Course 


The tuition cost for this course is $350.Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. 

Course Details:

GC822W Lauryn’s Law: School Counselor Response to Indicators of Mental Illness and Behavioral Distress
Credit Hours: 1.0 graduate credit 
Fully Online Course 

This course meets the educational requirements outlined in Lauryn’s Law. Specifically this course enhances the school counseling practitioners knowledge and skills to understand and respond to the social, emotional, and personal development of students, including knowledge and skills relating to: (1) the recognition of indicators of mental illness and behavioral distress, including depression, trauma, violence, youth suicide, and substance abuse; and (2) the identification of professional resources to help students in crisis. This course for school counselors provides a current, interactive overview of these skills and supports participants’ development/acquisition of a resource bank for distribution to parents or guardians, school staff, and students, as appropriate.

Please note: This course is for non-matriculating students only. This course can not be transferred into Loyola's Certificate of Advance Study or Master's Plus programs. Participants are not eligible for federal financial aid. 

How to Enroll:

Step 1: Complete the online application.

 Complete the form below. Applicants must provide a copy of your MSDE Educator Credentials.



Step 2: Course Registration will open March 2018

The registration directions link will be sent to your email account in mid- February. 

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