Conjoint Behavioral Consultation: Promoting Family-School Connections and Interventions / Edition 2

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Conjoint behavioral consultation (CBC) strengthens collaboration between children's most critical learning environments - school and home - for improved academic, behavioral, and social-emotional skills. The reader-friendly, 2nd edition of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation: Promoting Family-School Connections and Interventions offers innovative applications of CBC as an ecological, evidence-based approach. In this new edition, the authors combine best practices in consultation and problem-solving for interventions that promote and support children's potential, teachers' educational mission, and family members' unique strengths. Important features in this new edition include:
• A step-by-step framework for developing and maintaining family/school partnerships takes readers from initial interviews through plan evaluation.
• Chapters include discussion on core interpersonal skills, including building trust, managing conflict, and communicating effectively.
• Practical strategies illustrate working with diverse families and school personnel, improving family competence, promoting joint responsibility, and achieving other collaborative goals.
• Case studies demonstrate CBC as implemented in traditional school, Head Start, pediatric health, and response-to-intervention (RtI) contexts.
• In-depth research review explains the efficacy of CBC.
• The companion CD-ROM includes reproducible forms, interview questionnaires, and intervention tools. The progressive model of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation has a great deal to offer school psychologists, special educators and other school-based professionals as well as mental health practitioners. In addition, its accessibility makes this volume a suitable graduate text or training manual for those planning to work with children and families in these growing fields.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D.(Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book promotes the idea of helping school personnel, parents, and others involved in the child's life interact more effectively in order to encourage positive behaviors and ultimately achieve successful academic and emotional goals. The volume is a second edition, the first being published in 1996.
Purpose: According to the authors, the purpose is to provide "a framework and model for interfacing the primary settings and systems in a student's life: the home and school systems...guided by guided by at least three fundamental considerations...(a) an expanded framework for including families in a problem-solving process; (b) the integration of evidence-based interventions into prevention and intervention practices in consultation problem solving; and (c) the use of conjoint consultation problem-solving protocols as a practice guideline for the problem-solving process."
Audience: The audience includes school psychologists, special educators, and other school-based professionals as well as mental health practitioners. The authors suggest it also could be a suitable graduate text or training manual.
Features: Conjoint behavioral consultation is defined as "a strength-based, cross-system problem-solving and decision-making model wherein parents, teachers, and other caregivers or service providers work as partners and share responsibility for promoting positive and consistent outcomes related to a child's academic, behavioral, and social-emotional development." The authors begin by introducing the model and defining key concepts, then show how to apply it with families in various contexts. They conclude with a review of research outcome data. The book is very readable and contains helpful figures and tables. The practical, step-by-step approach makes it easy for readers to understand the process and the case studies are excellent and show how a conjoint plan is developed, implemented, and evaluated. The excellent appendixes are chock-full of information and including: objectives, definitions, and examples of conjoint needs identification interviews; a conjoint needs analysis interview form; a behavioral functions chart; a consultation plan; and a sample home and school intervention plan. A CD-ROM has reproducible forms and various intervention tools. The table of contents is broken down into topic areas so readers can easily locate the information they need. Obviously, programs which encourage parents and teachers to work together are not new, but this program provides a solid framework and is evidence-based.
Assessment: This book delivers a wonderful way for parents and teachers to collaborate to help children be all they can be. The authors do a nice job of providing a pragmatic, evidence-based approach to integrating the best from the fields of psychology and education. This is material you can use immediately, especially with the CD-ROM with reproducible forms. Since the first edition was published in 1996 and the research base has increased exponentially, it makes sense that a second edition was needed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441943880
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/4/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 483,246
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Family–School Partnerships in Prevention and Intervention.- Definitional and Procedural Characteristics of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation.- Conjoint Behavioral Consultation in Practice: Promoting Positive Family–School Relationships.- Conjoint Behavioral Consultation in Practice: Working with Diverse Families.- Conjoint Behavioral Consultation in Unique Practice Contexts.- Research on Conjoint Behavioral Consultation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2011

    Doesn't include CE **

    i have ordered this book through Amazon and did not have the CD. So then I ordered through Barnes and Noble and it still does not have the CD included! This is very frustrating.

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