Consultation as a distinct professional service is practiced in a wide variety of settings and disciplines (e.g., medicine, business, education, mental health). The role of the consultant can be viewed broadly or narrowly given the various methods and contexts in which it is applied. Perhaps the most succinct way to begin a discussion about what is a consultant and what does a consultant do may be to employ a refrain heard often in the training of graduate-level counseling practitioners. That is, “It depends.” Prior to looking at the elements that distinguish consultant roles, though, it is critical to discuss an issue that is fundamental to and thus binding of consultation across role variation—the ...
The Role of Consultant and Consultee
The role of consultant and consultee