Clinic for Evidence-Based Practices in Schools

The Clinic for Evidence Based Practices in Schools (CEPS) offers a range of services using a behavioral ecological consultation model (Sheridan & Kratochwill, 2007) to address behavioral (social-emotional/mental health) and academic needs for at-risk and special education students (ages 5 to 21) and provides coaching and training supports for schools in establishing effective systems that facilitate successful implementation of evidence based practices.

These services include:

Direct Services for Children & Families:

  • Assessments & Interventions (individualized needs of students)
    • Behavioral supports (Functional behavioral assessments, Behavioral intervention plan)
    • Academic supports (Curriculum Based Assessments, academic interventions across reading, math, writing, spelling)


‌Consultation Services for Schools

  • Consultation & Technical assistance
    • Consultation and training for school staff for multi-tiered systems of support
      • Schoolwide programs such as School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), School Mental Health (SMH) and Response to Intervention (RTI))
      • Teacher consultation for classroom management, social skills lessons, group interventions
      • Individual Student interventions for intensive needs
    • Facilitating cross system collaboration
      • Working on strengthening home-school communication and interventions
      • Connecting schools and hospitals/community clinics to create school based health clinic 

Professional Development for School Staff and Other Professionals

  • Professional development(for teachers, staff, teams, and administrators)
    • Professional developments, in-services and workshops.
    • Requests for specific trainings accepted.

Services are provided both at the Clinic on Montclair State University campus as well as on-site (i.e., in schools) based on need and type of service. All the services provided are within an evidence based practice framework, which includes using research based assessment and interventions, on-going supports for implementation, data-based decision making, progress monitoring and collaborative decision making process.

See our services page for more details