Consultation Theory and Practice: A Handbook for School Social Workers

Paperback | May 7, 2014

byChristine Anlauf Sabatino

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School social workers engage in different forms of consultation on a daily basis, yet they rarely think about or describe this work as "consultation". Further, school social work practice research finds that consultation is among the most frequently performed practice tasks, yet consultationis rarely defined in school social work literature or research. This book adapts the consultation theory and practice framework put forward by June Gallessich (1982) that defines consultation in specific terms and proposes that there are six models of consultation. These models are organizational consultation, program consultation, education and trainingconsultation, mental health consultation, behavioral consultation, and clinical case consultation. The models are differentiated according to their problem focus, outcome goal, intervention methods, change processes, power base, and value system.School social work consultation services are an important pathway to help school systems fulfill their educational mission and to help school personnel become more effective in their professional work. It is consistent with current trends in educational policy that call upon school social workers totake a multisystem approach to addressing school needs on a school-wide, class-wide, or individual level. The overarching goal of the book is to provide school social workers with the knowledge, skill, and confidence to implement consultation services. Consultation is a powerful method to "realize the promise of the whole-school approach" and to help homes, schools, and communities foster school successand student well-being.

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School social workers engage in different forms of consultation on a daily basis, yet they rarely think about or describe this work as "consultation". Further, school social work practice research finds that consultation is among the most frequently performed practice tasks, yet consultationis rarely defined in school social work liter...

Christine Anlauf Sabatino, PhD, is Associate Professor of Social Work at The Catholic University of America and Director, Center for the Advancement of Children, Youth, and Families at the National Catholic School of Social Service. She is a Certified School Social Work Specialist (NASW) and licensed independent clinical social worker ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:May 7, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199934622

ISBN - 13:9780199934621

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroductionPart One: History and Overview of School Social Work Consultation1. Consultation and School Social Work Practice2. Elements Common to all Models of ConsultationPart Two: Consultation Models Applicable to School Social Work Practice3. Wendy Whiting Blome: Organizational Consultation4. Program Consultation5. Education and Training Consultation6. Mental Health Consultation7. Barbara Peo Early: Behavioral Consultation8. Lynn Milgram Mayer: Clinical ConsultationPart Three: Common Challenges and Unique Issues in School Social Work Consultation9. Consultation Stages and Objectives10. Lynn Milgram Mayer: Consultation and Ethics11. Culture, Diversity, and School Social Work ConsultationConclusionReferencesIndex