An Introduction to Consultee-Centered Consultation in the Schools: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Process and Skills, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

An Introduction to Consultee-Centered Consultation in the Schools

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Process and Skills, 1st Edition

By Jonathan H. Sandoval


192 pages

Look Inside
Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415807746
pub: 2013-12-16
SAVE ~$10.79
Hardback: 9780415807739
pub: 2013-12-17
SAVE ~$33.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203145814
pub: 2013-12-04
from $26.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


Drawing on historical writings about mental health consultation and on contemporary research and theory, Jonathan Sandoval lucidly explains the consultee-centered approach to consultation. The book provides an expert foundation on which to build a training program for future school-based consultants. Written for graduate students in school psychology, counseling psychology, special education, and social work, this book is an invaluable resource for mental health professionals working in schools who wish to upgrade their professional skills and grow as reflective practitioners. Individual chapters describe different stages in the consultation process; outline the processes characterized in each stage; detail useful consultant skills; review pertinent research; discuss the ethical principles underlying practice; and suggest self-monitoring questions for student consultants.

Featuring a step-by-step developmental model of the consultee-centered consultation process, this book encourages consultants to prioritize those characteristics that contribute to a consultee’s work difficulty, in addition to assessing the client more generally. By detailing this unique approach, this concise volume provides an applicable, contextualized, and strategic form of consultation, and fosters a professional-to-professional relationship distinguishable from supervision, counseling, therapy, coaching or other methods.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Consultee-Centered Consultation and Prevention

Chapter 2. Contemporary Consultee-Centered Consultation Theory

Chapter 3. Building a Consultation Relationship and Maintaining Rapport

Chapter 4. Problem Exploration, Definition, and Reframing

Chapter 5. Gathering Additional Data on the Client, the Client’s Background, and Community

Chapter 6. Sharing Information, Hypothesis Generation, and Reframing

Chapter 7. Analyzing Systemic Forces: The Social Context of the Schools

Chapter 8. Generating Interventions in Consultation

Chapter 9. Supporting Intervention and Experimentation

Chapter 10. Follow-up and Disengagement

Chapter 11. Group Consultee-Centered Consultation

Chapter 12. Ethical Issues in Client-Centered Consultation

About the Author

Jonathan H. Sandoval is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, USA.

About the Series

Consultation, Supervision, and Professional Learning in School Psychology Series

Under the advisory editorship of Daniel Newman, the Routledge Consultation, Supervision, and Professional Learning in School Psychology Series will provide a full array of handbooks, textbooks, and books for practitioners focused on the areas of school consultation, supervision, and professional learning. Contributions to the series will focus on the process and outcomes of indirect service delivery in schools. Handbooks will be edited volumes that provide in-depth, up-to-date coverage of the latest theories, research, methodologies, issues, applications, and policies in targeted areas of study. Each handbook will profile the boundaries and various sectors within its field of study and will vary in length from 400 to 600 printed pages. Textbooks may be either edited or authored volumes that include some theory but focus mainly on the skills that are central to evidence-based practice. They will generally range from 200-400 pages. Books for practitioners will be authored volumes that provide actionable strategies for working professionals. They will generally range from 150-300 pages. Following is a list of recent publications and volumes currently in development:

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Counseling / General
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
EDUCATION / Special Education / General