This special issue was developed to address the knowledge gap in educational and psychological consultation. The opening article sets the stage by offering answers to the question, "What is 'collaboration'?" The second paper carefully examines the problem-solving and social influence tasks within a previous integrated model of school consultation. In a process-outcome study of conjoint behavorial consultation, the next paper employs a relational communication framework and finds that parental influence is associated with less favorable outcomes in CBC. Finally, the last two articles use case study methodologies and qualitative data analysis techniques to examine consultation within school-based problem-solving groups, such as student assistance and study teams.
Volume 14, Number 2, 2003Contents: W.P. Erchul, A.C. Shulte, S.S. Osborne, When Assumptive Worlds Collide: A Review of Definitions of Collaboration in Consultation. T.C. Riley-Tillman, S.M. Chafouleas, Using Interventions That Exist in the Natural Environment to Increase Treatment Integrity and Social Influence in Consultation. P.F. Grissom, W.P. Erchul, S.M. Sheridan, Relationships Among Relational Communication Processes and Perceptions of Outcomes in Conjoint Behavioral Consultation. S.E. Knotek, Making Sense of Jargon During Consultation: Understanding Consultees' Social Language to Effect Change in Student Study Teams. S.W. Lee, T.R. Jamison, Including the FBA Process in Student Assistance Teams: An Exploratory Study of Team Communications and Intervention Selection.