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Consultation in Education (or School System) Settings
Consultation in education (or school system) settings
Introduction

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 ...

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