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Consultation and Prevention
Consultation and prevention

Consultation can be a strong force in advancing prevention (Strein & Koehler, 2008), and it has strong roots in prevention (Zins, 1995). Consultation, being an indirect service, can assist in the prevention of psychological problems and can be used to promote the psychological well-being of others. Consultation “is widely assumed to aid in the prevention of problems and in the promotion of mental health” (Zins, 1995, p. 285). It is assumed that the beneficial effects of consultation on the consultee generalize to assist the consultee to be more effective with similar situations in the future and in the prevention of problems (Dougherty, 2009b). Hence, the consultation experience allows the consultee to have a transfer of effect or a generalization of ...

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