Become an effective school consultant with THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR AS CONSULTANT: AN INTEGRATED MODEL FOR SCHOOL-BASED CONSULTATION! With a solution-focused, collaborative model of consultation that operates within a systems view of a school, this education text reflects contemporary issues currently confronting school counselors such as those involving inclusion, diversity, and violence. Each chapter includes chapter objectives, personal reflection guides, individual learning activities, case illustrations, a summary, a list of important terms, and an opening vignette that serves as an ongoing, unitary case, developed across chapters. Personal reflections, directed learning activities, and case illustrations help you apply what you have learned.
Section I: THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR AS CONSULTANT.
1. The School Counselor: Addressing the Increasing Need for Service.
2. Consulting: Providing an Integrated Model of Service Delivery.
Section II: THE NEEDS OF ONE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF MANY.
3. The School as System: Basic Elements.
4. System Dynamics: Responding to Change.
5. The Counselor as an Agent of Change.
Section III: FACILITATING THE CONSULTATIVE PROCESS.
6. The Stages of the Consultation Process.
7. Communication for Effective Consulting.
8. Working with Resistance.
Section IV: CONSULTATION FOCI.
9. Client Focused Consultation: The Student as Client.
10. The Consultee as Focus: When Knowledge, Skill, and Objectivity are Needed.
11. The Group as Client: From Team Building to Mediation.
12. The System as Client: System Focused Consultation.
13. Ethical Concerns and Considerations.
14. Applying What We Know.
"This text addresses an important issue for school counselors in an in depth fashion that I have not seen anywhere else--systematic consultation. The book covers consultation with both breadth and depth."— Ann L. Bauer, Ph.D., CCR, Cleveland State University
"I found THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR AS CONSULTANT to be a comprehensive text covering both theory and practice of consultation in the schools. Its strengths include: a thorough review of the literature, relevant application exercises and helpful suggested readings and Web sites."— Leslie Strobel, Lewis and Clark College