Epilogue: Final Comments on School Consultation Research
Writing an epilogue (i.e., an ending) to a text as forward-thinking as this one is a bit of an oxymoron. Indeed, it has been the intent of the coeditors to encourage authors not only to provide “state of the science” relative to consultation research in key areas, but also to look ahead and carve out important research agendas still facing the $eld. It was our hope that the ideas presented herein would stimulate and invigorate new research directions and agendas and spur researchers to tackle new and challenging issues to move the $eld forward. Many themes have been o#ered in relation to the research discussed in the preceding chapters. "us, this concluding chapter synthesizes the issues presented across chapters and o#ers some predictions about the future of school consultation research and its potential to guide practice.