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Filled with numerous case examples and checklists, Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals contains a wealth of information on this important area of practice. It provides a comprehensive source for working with a diverse clientele in a variety of settings, discussing both traditional mental health consultation models and the fast-growing field of organizational consulting.
The guide is divided into four parts:
- Individual-Level Consulting Issues takes up individual career assessment and counseling, along with how organizational contexts affect individual jobs; leadership, management, and supervision; executive assessment, selection, interviewing, and development; and executive coaching.
- Consulting to Small Systems discusses working with teams and groups; planning and conducting training and teambuilding; diversity in the workplace and in consultation.
- Consulting to Large Systems covers how to work with large organizations, including organizational structure, terms, culture, and concepts, as well as processes such as change and resistance; how to assess organizations, and the characteristics of healthy and dysfunctional workplaces; and issues involved in organizational intervention.
- Special Consulting Topics include issues such as the practical aspects of running a consulting practice; the skills required for successful clinical consultation; consultation services for special populations; and crisis consultation, including critical incident stress management, psychological first aid, disaster recovery, media communication, and school crisis response.
RICHARD SEARS, PsYD, MBA, Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, Dayton, Ohio.
JOHN RUDISILL, PHD, ABPP, Dean,Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, Dayton, Ohio.
CARRIE MASON-SEARS, PHD, is a psychologist in private practice and on staff at RHC-CITE Services, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Part One: Individual-Level Consulting Issues 23
Chapter 2 Clinical Career Assessment and Counseling 25
Chapter 3 Organizational Context 45
Chapter 4 Leadership, Management, and Supervision 76
Chapter 5 Executive Assessment, Selection, Interviewing, and Development 114
Chapter 6 Executive Coaching and Performance Enhancement 153
Part Two: Consulting to Small Systems 221
Chapter 7 Working with Teams and Groups 223
Chapter 8 Training and Team Building 249
Chapter 9 Diversity Issues in Consultation 270
Part Three: Consulting to Large Systems 299
Chapter 10 The Nature of Organizations 301
Chapter 11 Assessment of Organizations 318
Chapter 12 Organizational Intervention 331
Part Four: Special Topics 353
Chapter 13 Practice Management 355
Chapter 14 Clinical Consultation 386
Chapter 15 Consultation Services for Special Populations 413
Chapter 16 Crisis Consultation 428
Additional Reference Sources 497
Author Index 515
Subject Index 527
About the Authors 533