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ERIC Number: EJ885088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
School Counselor Collaboration with Language Interpreters: Results of a National Survey
Paone, Tina R.; Malott, Krista M.; Maddux, Cleborne
Journal of School Counseling, v8 n13 2010
In an effort to increase knowledge of current school practices with regard to the use of language interpreters, experiences in collaborative work with interpreters were assessed through a national survey. Outcomes indicated a perceived need for more interpreter assistance, with many indicating a need for full-time language services. Bilingual staff members (e.g., secretaries or janitors) were most frequently identified as performing interpreter services. Primary challenges regarding the collaboration included limited interpreter skills or training, interpreter inability to manage emotional session content, and interpreter alteration of counselor commentary or assumption of control of counseling sessions. (Contains 1 table.)
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A