Psychological Consultation: Perspectives and Applications / Edition 1

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Overview

In this application-oriented book, William A. Wallace and Donald L. Hall help students learn how to do consultation by breaking down the theories and processes of psychological consultation into specific skills and applications. The focus of the book is more on the practical than other books for the course; for example, the book offers useful strategies for dealing with resistance, the most consistent problem in consultation. And, flexible and alternate views of consultation are provided, rather than absolute instructions or descriptions.

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"Overall, I do believe this book could be the finest option available for the consultation course. Most consultation texts are very dry, overly academic, or focus only on the school setting."
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The first section of this practically-oriented text examines stages of consultation, models and approaches, measuring efficiency, and resistance to the consultation process. The second part covers consultation settings including education, child development, health care, and business and industry. The third part covers special applications and ethical and legal dilemmas while the final section addresses qualities of the successful consultant and trends in psychological consultation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534230944
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/21/1995
  • Series: Counseling Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 361
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed.D., Wayne State University

Ed.D., University of Virginia

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: ALL ABOUT CONSULTATION. 1. Introduction to Consultation. 2. Stages of Consultation. 3. Consultation Models and Approaches. 4. Measuring Consultation Efficacy. 5. Resistance and Reactance to the Consultation Process. PART TWO: CONSULTATION SETTINGS. 6. Consultation in Educational Settings. 7. Consultation in Child Development Settings. 8. Consultation in Health Care Settings. 9. Consultation in Business and Industrial Settings. PART THREE: ISSUES AND CONCEPTS. 10. Special Consultation Applications. 11. Ethical and Legal Dilemmas in Consultation. PART FOUR: LOOKING AHEAD. 12. Becoming a Consultant. 13. Trends in Psychological Consultation. Glossary. Index.

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