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Handbook of Research in School Consultation

2nd Edition

Edited by William P Erchul, Susan M Sheridan


566 pages

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Now in its second edition, the Handbook of Research in School Consultation provides the field of school-based consultation with a comprehensive volume examining research perspectives and methodologies, models of practice, and future research directions. Revised and updated, this collection brings together leading experts in the field, offering both producers and consumers of school consultation an invaluable snapshot of the current boundaries and rapidly growing content of the discipline. It touches upon not only the scientific progress of the field, but also upon the variety of cutting-edge techniques and approaches currently being developed with an eye toward a changing world. Perfect for school psychologists, and also appropriate for researchers, trainers, and school-based professionals such as special educators and school counselors, this handbook is an absolute necessity for those keeping pace with the innovating, evolving world of school consultation.

Table of Contents


Foreword: Stephen N. Elliott



Section A. Introduction

Chapter 1. Overview: The State of Scientific Research in School Consultation

William P. Erchul and Susan M. Sheridan

Chapter 2. School-Based Problem-Solving Consultation: Plotting a New Course for Evidence-Based Research and Practice in Consultation

Jennifer L. Frank and Thomas R. Kratochwill

Section B. Methodological Foundations

Chapter 3. Measurement in School Consultation Research

Ann C. Schulte, Natalie Murr, Kali Osbeck, and Priya Mudholkar

Chapter 4. Quantitative Research Methods and Designs in Consultation

Frank M. Gresham

Chapter 5. Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Designs in Consultation Research

Joel Meyers, Stephen D. Truscott, Adena B. Meyers, Kristen Varjas, and Samuel Kim

Chapter 6. Commentary: Evidence-Based Practice in School-Based Consultation Research

Amanda M. VanDerHeyden

Section C. What We Know: Process/Outcome Findings from Selected Models of Practice

Chapter 7. Research Issues in Mental Health Consultation andConsultee-Centered Approaches

Steven E. Knotek and Ingrid Hylander

Chapter 8. Behavioral Consultation: Contemporary Research and Emerging Challenges

Brian K. Martens, Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, and Jennifer D. Magnuson

Chapter 9. The Past, Present, and Future of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation Research

Susan M. Sheridan, Brandy L. Clarke, and Kelly A. Ransom

Chapter 10. Bringing Instructional Consultation to Scale: Research and Development of IC and IC Teams

Sylvia A. Rosenfield, Todd A. Gravois, and Arlene E. Silva

Chapter 11. Organization Development and Change Facilitation in School Settings: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations

Robert J. Illback

Chapter 12. Section Commentary: Process and Outcome Research in Selected Models of Consultation

Emilia C. Lopez and Bonnie Nastasi

Section D. What We Know: Process/Outcome Findings from Selected Research Perspectives

Chapter 13. Studying Multicultural Aspects of Consultation

Colette L. Ingraham

Chapter 14. Researching Interpersonal Influence within School Consultation: Social Power Base and Relational Communication Perspectives

William P. Erchul, Priscilla F. Grissom, Kimberly C. Getty, and Megan S. Bennett

Chapter 15. Research Examining the Relationships between Consultation Procedures, Treatment Integrity, and Outcomes

George H. Noell and Kristin A. Gansle

Chapter 16. A Commentary on What We Know: Process/Outcome Findings from Selected Research Perspectives

Jeffery P. Braden

Section E. Additional Cutting-Edge Topics and Future Challenges

Chapter 17 Assessing the State of Evidence in Consultation Training: A Review and Call to the Field

Markeda Newell and Daniel Newman

Chapter 18. Team-Based School Consultation

Shannon Dowd-Eagle and John Eagle

Chapter 19. Research on Consultation in Early Childhood Programs

Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, Sonia Q. Cabell, Manuela Jimenez, and Michelle Baldanza

Chapter 20. School Consultation and Response to Intervention: Convergence, Divergence, and Future Directions for Research and Practice

Amy L. Reschly and Daniel J. Reschly

Chapter 21. Section Commentary: Adapting Consultation Research to Challenges of the 21st Century

Beth Doll

Section F. Conclusions

Chapter 22. Epilogue: Final Comments on School Consultation Research

Susan M. Sheridan and William P. Erchul


Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

William P. Erchul is Research Professor in the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ; Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

Susan M. Sheridan is George Holmes University Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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:

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Counseling / General
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
EDUCATION / Counseling / Vocational Guidance