chapter  21
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Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies for School Behavioral Consultation

School mental health practitioners typically spend a large portion of their working day engaged in activities that involve one of three traditional roles: assessment, counseling, and consultation. This chapter will explore the latter topic of school consultation, including a definition, its goals, discussion of various models, and offer an explanation and case example of school consultation based on cognitivebehavioral principles. Two specific components addressed in this chapter include (a) the consulting school mental health practitioner utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies to work with the teacher or parent to address the student’s problem, and (b) the consulting school mental health practitioner teaches CBT strategies to the teacher and/or parent to use directly with the student.