ERIC Number: ED285084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar-5
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Evolving Perspectives: Consultation, School Psychology, and the Clinical Setting.
Keane, Barbara R.; And Others
A training program was implemented to provide consultation services in a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed individuals. Prior to the program's implementation, clinicians were discouraged and frustrated because staff needs could not adequately be met. Psychological services to 36 severely disturbed females, ages 12 to 22, were provided by just one psychologist and a pre-doctoral intern. Clinical services were reconceptualized emphasizing consultation and the systems-ecological model. Needs were categorized in terms of a four-level view of consultation: (1) direct service to the child; (2) indirect service to the child; (3) direct service to the teacher; and (4) direct service to the system. This model considers change from a circular rather than a linear framework, acknowledging that intervention at one level necessarily affects service at other levels. In the training program, consultative and supervisory knowledge bases were drawn upon and integrated. Supervision was conceptualized via a multi-tiered model. Though the advantages of the training program were appreciated by all proposed changes include: (1) expansion of the training program to students in the Masters of Social Work program; (2) a study assessing the value of an art therapy program; (3) the use of biofeedback; and (4) a resident assistant program. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (19th, New Orleans, LA, March 4-8, 1987).