This course will address various clinical issues, frequently encountered by school counselors in a, K-12 setting. Conducted as a seminar, the course, is an overview primer of mental health issues, affecting children and adolescents (for example,, depression, anxiety, self mutilating behavior,, behavioral disorders, PTSD). Clinical issues will, be discussed in terms of etiological factors,, symptomotology, biopsychosocial factors,, treatment issues, and cultural and diversity, perspectives. The use and limitations of the, DSM-5 diagnostic system will be addressed. The, school counselor's role in referral and long term, treatment for clinical issues will be addressed, in the context of the ASCA National Model.