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ERIC Number: ED381716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 10
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Psychological Consulting in Schools: Role of the Counselor.
Barletta, John
The school is fast becoming the primary place of belonging and recognition for many students. This article addresses the need for psychological consultation in the educational setting and argues that the primary focus of any mental health intervention in schools should include the prevention of the development of emotional disorders, as well as making a positive contribution toward a student's development and personal growth. It lists some of the methods of psychological consultation, such as direct services to the student and indirect models, where the consultant assists the educator in gathering data and implementing programs. Which method the consultant uses depends on his or her cautious assessment of the environment, the conditions, and the individual features of the case. Discussed next are levels of intervention, primary prevention goals, and characteristics of joint interventions. Consultants, it concludes, must posses insight into personal values, self-awareness, specific knowledge, particular practice, and an openness to change. Contains eight references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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