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Parental Consultation: A Multicultural Approach
A review of the research on multicultural approaches to parental consultation.
# 153134 | 2,605 words | 35 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 03, 2013 in Education (Education Psychology) , Education (Multiculturalism)

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This paper offers an assessment of the latest methodologies that assist parental consultation and that can effectively provide consultation to families coming from a multicultural and varied background. The paper looks at the approaches of conjoint behavioral consultation (CBC), the Adlerian approach and values-based parent consultation, and discusses the cultural considerations in parent consultation and their implications. In conclusion, paper points out the lack of empirical studies in the field and also notes the lack of documentation about the effectiveness of some of these consultation approaches.

Existing Approaches to Parent Consultation
Adlerian Parent Consultation
Values-Based Parent Consultation
Cultural Considerations in Parent Consultation

From the Paper:

"A service delivery model, behavioral consultation has been recipient to a lot of research based consideration (see Kratochwill & Bergan, 1990). Formalized, structured and an implicit type of service delivery is how it is described. Under the model over two people collaborate to define, assess, review and gain insights about the demands of the clients. The respective model revolves around four separately identifiable features. First, the problem resolving process it employs is standard. Secondly, it complies with the use of techniques that assess behaviors. Moreover, the strategies that are pursued are the ones that focus on behavioral intervention. Lastly, the assessment of results premises on an analysis of behaviors and of associated methods (as cited in Holcomb-McCoy and Bryan, 2010).
"CBC takes behavioral consultation further and integrates home and schools resources to encourage a child (who is the client) to adopt change. Being an implicit paradigm, it entails the collaboration of consultant, teachers and parents who come together and work alongside to deal with the multiple and various demands of the child, ranging from academic to behavioral and social (Holcomb-McCoy and Bryan, 2010)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Auster, E. R., Feeney-Kettler, K. A., & Kratochwill, T. R. (2006). Conjoint behavioral consultation: Application to the schoolbased treatment of anxiety disorders. Education and Treatment of Children, 29, 243-256.
  • Brown, D. (2001). Consultation in mental health settings: A culturally sensitive, eclectic approach. In S. Cullari (Ed.), Counseling and psychotherapy: A practical guidebook for trainees and new professionals (pp. 405-437). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Brown, D., Pryzwansky, W, & Schulte, A. (2001). Psychological consultation (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Colton, D. L., & Sheridan, S. M. (1998). Conjoint behavioral consultation and soeial skills training: Enhancing the play behaviors of boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 9, 3-28.
  • Davies, D. (1993). Benefits and barriers of parent involvement. In N. Chavkin (Ed.), Families and schools in a pluralistic society (pp. 205-216). Albany: State University of New York Press.

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