School environments present myriad opportunities and challenges for consultation, from the diversity of classroom and school cultures to the varying problems, needs, and goals of a wide range of stakeholders. In one recent study, 80% of school counselors had consulted with school personnel (Perera-Diltz, Moe, & Mason, 2011). Consultation occurring in school settings, herein defined as school-based consultation, is recognized as an expedient and cost-efficient method (Dougherty, 2013) for fostering positive academic achievement (American School Counselor Association [ASCA], 2005) and emotional growth of students (Sheridan et al., 2009). This chapter is designed to review the paradigm of consulting in schools—a setting where a consultant's skills and knowledge will be routinely challenged ...
Consultation in Education (or School System) Settings
Consultation in education (or school system) settings