ERIC Number: ED173673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Stages of Consultation: A Dynamic Process.
Parsons, Richard D.
The literature on consultation generally concerns itself with philosophy, role definition and techniques, identifying what is done in consultation but falling short of explaining how to do it successfully. This model focuses on this "how to" process, guiding the practitioner through the various decision points which characterize the dynamic nature of the consultation process. The consultation stages, which may occur simultaneously, include entry into the system, problem identification, problem definition, intervention planning, consultation assessment, and the conclusion of the relationship. The various levels of functioning and their primary goals sequentially are: direct service to the child, focussing on the child; indirect service to the child, focussing on changing classroom behavior through extrapersonal factors; direct service to the teacher, focussing on teacher improvement; and service to the school system, focussing on behavior change while improving the school's general functioning and communication patterns. A flow chart demonstrates the integrated way in which the consultation process is viewed. Case material demonstrates the operation of the model and flow chart. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)