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Increasingly, psychologists are being enlisted to provide consultation in clinical, health, corporate, and community settings, although many have received only minimal training in consultation. This volume provides a comprehensive foundation to develop or enhance consultation practice. Consultation is a distinct professional practice with goals and functions different from direct clinical service or clinical supervision. While all consultation settings require certain basic competencies, each setting requires additional unique ones. Thus, the opening chapters of this book introduce a competency-based, multicultural, and ethical approach to consultation that is relevant to all contexts, while subsequent chapters build on this foundation and describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for consultation in a variety of specific contexts. These include medical, pediatric, forensic, school, corporate, leadership, family, religious, police, and military settings. Both students and practicing psychologists will benefit from this essential guide.
About the Author
Carol Falender, PhD, is co-author of multiple books on supervision and consultation, including Supervision Essentials for the Practice of Competency-Based Supervision (APA, 2016); Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach (APA, 2004); and Multiculturalism and Diversity in Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach (APA, 2014) with Edward Shafranske and Celia Falicov. She was a member of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards Supervision Guidelines Group, chair of the Supervision Guidelines Task Force of the Board of Educational Affairs of APA, and recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology Award. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit www.cfalender.com. Edward Shafranske, PhD, ABPP, is Professor and Director of the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. He has published widely in the fields of clinical training and supervision and serves on a number of editorial boards. A fellow of APA (Divisions 12, 29, and 36), he has served as president of APA Division 36 and been recognized for his contributions by the California Psychological Association. In addition, he serves as Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine; maintains a private clinical practice; and serves as a consultant to clinicians, academic programs, and religious institutions.