ERIC Number: ED326786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-12
Reference Count: 0
A Context for Organizational Consulting in Counseling Psychology.
Conyne, Robert K.
Counseling psychologists have become increasingly active as consultants. However, the counseling psychology specialty historically has shown little concerted interest in consultation. Consequently, counseling psychologists have approached consultation through the conceptual lenses of their training and experience in counseling, psychotherapy, and teaching. As a result, much consultation is delivered by practitioners using models and skills from related areas, but not directly from concepts in the consultation literature. The human-development consultation system is divided into four basic premises: (1) it is a cyclical, collaborative problem-solving process; (2) it is administered to a consultee or consultee system to advance role effectiveness so that the client is served more proficiently; (3) organizational settings provide the greatest potential to maximize broad human development and prevention goals; and (4) long-term consultations afford the best opportunity for providing enduring change in organizations. The future of consultation in counseling psychology practice is equivocal, at best, although some current signs appear promising. While definitions of consultation exist, conceptual clarity and excellent, detailed examples are in short supply. (ABL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Counseling Psychology
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (98th, Boston, MA, August 10-14, 1990).