Consultee-Centered Consultation by Nadine M. Lambert
Improving the Quality of Professional Services in Schools and Community Organizations (Consultation and Intervention Series in School Psychology)

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This book describes the theory, methods, and contemporary applications of consultee-centered consultation, a non-hierarchical, non-prescriptive helping relationship between a consultant and a person or group (consultee) seeking professional help with a client. The goal is to provide help in re-conceptualizing the consultee's work problem thereby 1) improving their relationship with the client and 2) expanding the professional repertoire of both consultant and consultee. Key features of this outstanding new book include the following:
*Conceptual Change Focus--The process of conceptual change in both the consultant and consultee is stressed throughout the book.
*Historical Perspectives--The first section describes the historical evolution of consultee-centered consultation beginning with the work of Gerald Caplan and progressing to its broad, contemporary version that accommodates various professions and multiple psychological orientations.
*Numerous Examples--The book provides a wealth of examples illustrating how consultee-centered consultation can be applied within school, child-care, social welfare, hospital and corporate settings.
*International Focus--The chapter contributors represent a wide range of geographical and professional expertise.
*Evaluation Methods--The final section provides examples of evaluation methods.

This volume is appropriate for school, counseling, and clinical and child clinical psychologists; human service professionals working with professionals from other disciplines; and special education leaders.

About Nadine M. Lambert

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Nadine Lambert is Professor in the Cognition and Development area in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California Berkeley. A former director of their School Psychology Program, she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology and a licensed psychologist. She was honored in 1999 by the American Psychological Association for "distinguished contributions for applications of psychology to education and training."Jonathan Sandoval is Professor of Education and Interim Director of the Division of Education at the University of California, Davis. He has served as President of the Division of School Psychology, American Psychological Association and represents the Division on the APA Council of Representatives. He has worked extensively in recent years on school crisis prevention and intervention.Ingrid Hylander is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Linkoping University in Sweden. A licensed psychologist with specialist diplomas in educational psychology and clinical psychology, she has worked extensively, both as a researcher and as a trainer, in the field of consultation.
Published May 20, 2004 by Routledge. 414 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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