Consultation in School Psychology

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Final Consultation Project:

In this project, you will deepen your understanding of consultation
by serving as a consultant in your practicum site. The focus of the consultation is limited to your
area of expertise but may concern any problem related to schooling including academic,
behavioral, social, or motivational concerns. You may address a problem at the individual,
classroom, or school level. For most projects, the client is typically an individual student. The
consultee may be a teacher, parent, staff member, or a combination of individuals (e.g., conjoint
behavioral consultation). The intervention that you propose must be evidence based and have
empirical support. A central part of the project involves data collection to evaluate the
effectiveness of the intervention as well as to monitor intervention integrity. You will work with
the consultee to collect baseline and outcome data and develop procedures to monitor the fidelity
of the intervention. While not always possible, plan to tape and transcribe the interviews with the
consultee and submit the tapes for formative feedback and supervision. (Note: Consultation is an
indirect form of service delivery. But, as part of your professional development, you may opt to
provide the intervention yourself as a form of direct service. Please seek approval from the
instructor if you opt to go this route.) The consultation should include the following steps:
a. Entry and establishing relationships
b. Problem identification (PII)
c. Problem analysis (PAI)
d. Intervention plan
e. Outcome evaluation (TEI, including evaluation of treatment integrity, treatment
acceptability, consultee satisfaction)
f. Termination and exit
g. Follow-up (ideal, if possible)
Work early with your field supervisor to identify potential consultees and problems of appropriate
scope and focus (e.g., general education teacher, parents, child study team). You will need to
obtain written consent from the client’s (student) parents/guardians before you may proceed.
Consultation Project Write-Up: You will prepare two papers: an analytical paper of the
project and a summary report for the consultee. The analytical paper consists of two parts: a
report of the content of the consultation and an analysis of the processes of consultation. The
first part of the analytical paper discusses the problem and its analysis, the intervention, and
the outcome data. The discussion of the intervention should be grounded in the research
literature providing evidence for the intervention’s efficacy. The process section is an
analysis of how the consultation was carried out and examines the processes ranging from
entry to problem identification to intervention to evaluation. The total page length for this
paper is approximately 12-15 pages. The summary report is intended for the consultee and
consists of a 2-3 page executive summary that concisely describes the nature of the problem,

the intervention, and the outcome. You may optionally include suggestions for follow-up
activities. This portion also needs to be turned in as a part of the assignment.
Tentative project ideas are due on November 4, 2015. PowerPoint presentations of these projects,

as well as the project write-ups are due on December 2, 2015. Trainees will present their
consultation to the class. Please note that the case should be completed at the time of presentation.
Although exceptions may be made if trainees are unable to complete their case studies; this will
be reflected on their final grade as an “incomplete.” Thus, it is much better to get a head start on
the case early in the semester so you have plenty of time to complete the case study and in turn
complete the course. The case presentation, as well as all of the pertinent paperwork documented
over the course to be included in the portfolio, will follow the same sequence (i.e., referral
problem, background information, etc.). Grading will not only be based on the information
delivered to the class, but also the manner in which it was delivered. In other words, providing a cursory overview of the case or providing a brief written summary of the information to the class
will not be accepted. Rather, the presentation should be considered a “mock case conference.” In
short, grading will be based on the quality, as well as the breadth of the case study.