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Behavioural consultation: A critical analysis of its utility and value from a practitioner's point of view

Johnstone, S. (1989) Behavioural consultation: A critical analysis of its utility and value from a practitioner's point of view. The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 6 (2). pp. 6-10.

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Abstract

Although consultation is increasingly becoming the preferred method of psychological service delivery in schools there appears to be many unresolved issues. As more empirical evidence is gathered about psychological interventions the issues raised have become specific. Initial questions of intervention effectiveness are replaced by questions about the problems and clients suitable for such interventions and the conditions under which they are most effective. Consultation research is in its infancy methodologically but already questions apart from those about effectiveness are being asked. The complexity of the process of consultation, even within one model (e.g. behavioural consultation), is such that the specification of suitable problems, clients and conditions is a difficult task. Examination of recent outcome and review literature suggests such questions are still a long way from being satisfactorily answered.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: © Australian Psychological Society 1989
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/32103
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