The uncertainty about mental healthcare costs keeps a lot of people from seeking help. Then the confusion about how your health insurance covers and reimburses for these costs adds another dimension of stress to families seeking help. It is important to know that there are federal parity laws that protect your rights for mental healthcare coverage.
Psychologist Dr. Christopher Kearny is a leading expert in the research and treatment of school refusal. He is world renowned and a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the UNLV Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic.
Dr.Joel L. Young’s article makes a very important point; school refusal is not a behavioral problem but a form of anxiety that demands treatment and not punishment. He goes on to provide good first steps for getting help.