BCALM: Behavioral Check-ins and Logging Moods (OS094)

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand an intervention that combines elements of cognitive–behavioral therapy and Check-In/Check-Out.
  2. understand how to identify students with anxiety for a Tier 2 intervention.
  3. understand how to use student self-report data to progress monitor for intervention effectiveness.


This presentation will highlight a pilot study of a Tier 2 intervention that combines features of the mentoring relationship found in check-in/check-out with cognitive behavioral therapy. Attendees will learn about how Behavioral Check-Ins and Logging Moods (BCALM) was implemented with four students in a middle school setting using a single-subject experimental design.



Sara A. Whitcomb, University of Massachuset
Gabrielle A. Esposito, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Kelsey L. Gordon, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Caitlin L. Bourgaize-Saunderson, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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