ERIC Number: ED324625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook of Consultation with Individuals and Small Groups.
Brown, Duane; And Others
This handbook is one of four handbooks developed for preservice and inservice counselor preparation and professional development. It was developed as a practical guide for practicing professionals and as a textbook or supplementary material for use in courses or workshops on consultation. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to consultation, defining the term and explaining why consultation is valuable. Chapter 2 outlines basic facilitative skills and focuses on developing the consulting relationship, looking at the pre-relationship, initiating the relationship, structuring the consultation, communication skills, and possible cross-cultural concerns. Chapter 3 concentrates on problem identification and goal setting in consultation. Types of data needed to define the client's problem are discussed and systems for classifying problems are explained. A section on goal setting is followed by a discussion of crisis and consultation. Chapter 4 presents various consultation interventions for use with individuals and groups. Chapter 5 focuses on evaluation of consultation, presenting both extensive and intensive evaluation designs and discussing some useful evaluation instruments. Different issues in consultation are considered in chapter 6, including internal consulting, supervising consultants in training, and the consultant as a private practitioner. Chapter 7 looks at ethical and legal considerations in consultation. References are included. (NB)
Descriptors: Consultants, Counselor Training, Counselors, Higher Education, Supervision, Supervisors
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72295, $9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Washington, DC.