Psychologists' and teachers' reactions to mental health and behavioral school consultation

Frederic J. Medway, Susan G. Forman

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School psychologists and elementary school teachers were shown videotapes of a psychologist consulting with a teacher, with the psychologist using either behavioral or mental health consultation techniques. Problem situations and teacher-consultee verbalizations did not differ across the two sets of videotapes. Afterwards, subjects judged the effectiveness of of the consultation and the personal attributes of the consulting parties. In general, teachers preferred behavioral consultation, while psychologists rated the mental health consultation as more effective. Implications of these findings for consultation reaearch and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-348
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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