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Becoming a School Consultant

Lessons Learned

Edited by Sylvia Rosenfield

© 2012 – Routledge

242 pages

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About the Book

Most consultation courses in school psychology focus heavily on theoretical models of consultation and associated intervention procedures. Little time is devoted to developing communication and process skills. Yet these process skills are key to properly identifying student problems and selecting appropriate interventions. Without skillfully conducted consultations, implementation and evaluation of an intervention can be minimal. This book is designed to help students develop the process skills needed to become effective school consultants in consultee-centered consultation, with special emphasis on the instructional consultation model. The authors address specific skills and issues faced by novice consultants and documents how they worked through particular issues that are likely to occur in school consultation practice.

Table of Contents

Preface Reviewer Acknowledgements Dedication Introduction: Becoming a School Consultant Sylvia Rosenfield I. Supporting the Novice Consultant 1. Educating a Reflective School Consultant: Multi-Faceted Techniques Katie Sutton Burkhouse 2. Supervision of School-Based Consultation Training: Addressing the Concerns of Novice Consultants Daniel Newman II. Starting at the Beginning 3. The Importance of Collaborative Communication Emily Gustafson 4. What Do You Do When There are Multiple Concerns: Using Problem Identification to Clarify and Prioritize a Teacher’s Concern Katie Lynch 5. Making the Case for Consultee-Centered Consultation: A Novice Consultant’s perception of Culture and Relationships Erica Sherry 6. Relationship Building and Objectivity Loss: The importance of the Process in Consultation Cyril Pickering III. Consulting in the Elementary Grades 7. Making the Instructional Match Salient for the Teacher Courtenay Barrett 8. Improving an English Language Learner Client’s Comprehension through Consultee-Centered Consultation Laura Schussler IV. Consulting on a Class-wide Concern 9. Who Owns the Classroom Homework Problem? Jill Berger 10. A Teacher’s Concern for One Student Reveals a Classroom-Wide Bullying Concern Megan Vaganek V. Consulting with Special Education Teachers 11. Case Metamorphosis through Consultation Elise Pas 12. Leaving No Teacher Behind: Widening the View and Changing the Perspective Elizabeth Tsakiris Glossary Index

About the Editor

Sylvia Rosenfield (Ph.D. U. of Wisconsin) is Professor Emerita of the Counseling and Personnel Services Department at the University of Maryland. She is a Fellow of APA and AERA and a past president of APA Division 16 (School Psychology). Her awards include the National Association of School Psychologists Legends Award and the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award. Her research has focused on training and practice in indirect services, particularly consultee-centered and instructional consultation. She has multiple publications and presentations on consultation and other topics as well as three previous books.

About the Series

Consultation, Supervision, and Professional Learning Series in School Psychology

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:

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Counseling / General
EDUCATION / Special Education / Gifted
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
PSYCHOLOGY / Education & Training