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The School Counselor as Consultant: An Integrated Model for School-based Consultation, 1st Edition

  • Richard D. Parsons West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Wallace J. Kahn West Chester University
  • ISBN-10: 0534628656  |  ISBN-13: 9780534628659
  • 304 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
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About

Overview

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.

Table of Contents

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.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"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

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard D. Parsons

Richard D. Parsons is the author of approximately 19 books including several Wadsworth titles: 'Educational Psychology: A Practitioner-Researcher Model of Teaching' (with Stephanie Hinson and Deborah Sardo-Brown) and 'Teacher as Reflective Practitioner and Action Researcher' (with Kimberlee Brown). Parsons has co-authored over 60 professional articles and book chapters. He is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. In addition to his professional membership, Parsons has been named a member of American Men and Women of Science and American Catholic Who's Who and received the Pennsylvania Counseling Association's Counselor of the Year award.

Wallace J. Kahn

Dr. Kahn is currently a professor in the department of counseling and educational psychology at West Chester University. Dr. Kahn specializes in child, family and school counseling and has been a counselor educator for 32 years. He has written one text with Brooks/Cole on cognitive-behavioral theory. Dr. Kahn is actively engaged in consultation with Elementary, Middle, High School and Universities across the nation, thus bringing practical experience to their knowledge of theory and research.