Activity: Observing the Do’s and Don’ts

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In the scenario below, you will read about an interaction featuring: Richard, the mental health consultant, Sandra, the classroom teacher, and Lisa, the classroom teacher’s assistant After reading the scenario, you will find a check-list of practices associated with the consultative stance, and be given the opportunity to assess whether or not the practices had

Practices Associated with the Consultative Stance

The ten elements of the consultative stance in the previous instruction reflect a theoretical framework, qualities of the relationship and interaction between the consultant and consultees, and a process for collaboration essential to effective consultation. These elements influence the practices associated with the consultative stance and the skills of the effective consultant in their effort

Key Elements of the Consultative Stance

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Johnston and Brinamen (2006) have identified 10 elements that seem to be essential to the consultative stance. The 10 elements are: The centrality of relationships Parallel process as an organizing principle Avoiding the position of the expert Mutuality of endeavor Understanding another’s subjective experience Considering all levels of influence Hearing and representing all voices Wondering

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