ERIC Number: EJ893942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
How School Social Workers Use Consultation to Aid Clinical Decision Making
Mann, Kimberly A.
School Social Work Journal, v33 n1 p65-79 Fall 2008
This qualitative study of school social workers who practice with youths identified as seriously emotionally disturbed offers guidelines for the use of information gleaned through consultation in clinical decision making. School social workers engage in regular consultation with professionals in the school setting, the community, the family, and the child's social support network. They receive critical information that informs their clinical decisions and assists them in their clinical interventions with this population. School social workers demonstrate that they use the information gleaned through consultation differentially to achieve different clinical goals.
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Decision Making, School Social Workers, Social Work, Consultation Programs, Guidelines, Cooperative Planning, Social Support Groups, Intervention, Mental Health, Interviews, Adolescents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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