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Counselor As Consultant

Counselor As Consultant

March 2014 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Providing counseling professionals with a solid grounding in the primary theories, skills, and models used by professional consultants, Counselor as Consultant is the first text that explicitly addresses the new CACREP core standards for consultation. The book’s strong focus on intentionality, reflection, and wellness helps readers develop a strong sense of counselor identity, while its structure and exercises reinforce learning. Abundant exercises and case illustrations help counselors-in-training translate theory into practice and learn the essential skills needed for consultation positions.

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview of Consultation
Chapter 2: The Role of Consultant and Consultee
Chapter 3: Necessary Skills of a Consultant
Chapter 4: Consultation Stages
Chapter 5: Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Consultation Models
Chapter 6: Solution Focused Consultation
Chapter 7: Ethical and Legal Aspects of Consultation
Chapter 8: Consultation in Mental Health Settings
Chapter 9: Consultation in Education (or School System) Settings
Chapter 10: Consultation in Career Counseling
Chapter 11: Consultation in Organizational Settings
Chapter 12: From the Authors Chair (an interview)


Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank, written by the authors is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank, written by the authors is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.

“This text incorporates an excellent review of history, foundations and significant consultation models as well as offering unique discussions of emerging issues and appropriate use of technology in the field.”

Gaston Weisz, Adelphi University

“This is a text that not only gives students an excellent grasp of the consultation role but also it gives them the tools they need to be successful in that role.”

Leo R. Sandy, Plymouth State University

“Comprehensive text that is appropriate to use with clinical mental health, school or rehabilitation counseling in addition to Counselor Education and Supervision. Would highly recommend the text for master’s and doctoral students.”

Mona Robinson, Ohio University

“If you are considering External Consultation as a trainee, this is your book.”

R. Greg Jennings, California State University, East Bay

“Scott, Royal and Kissinger offer a comprehensive and timely overview of current consultation practice and theory. Comprehensive material is presented in a refreshing and readable style. Importantly, a broad spectrum of practical material  provide an invaluable resource for both novice and seasoned practitioners. It belongs on the bookshelf of any practitioner ready to take the next step in indirect service delivery!”

Joan A. Struzziero, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Good text, easy to read and learn from

Dr Charlotte Redden Hamilton
Psychology, South University-Columbia
November 17, 2020

Excellent alignment with CACREP.

Dr Ed Mauzey
Behavioral Sciences, Southeastern Oklahoma St Univ
June 17, 2015

Very extensive discussion of the Counselor as a Consultant.

Dr Yvonne Larrier
School Of Education, Indiana University-South Bend
April 21, 2015

This text is simple to follow and has many examples and case studies that allow for ease of application.

Professor Sandra Powell
Counseling Psychology, Moody Theological Seminary Michigan
July 28, 2015
Key features


  • The text is organized around and adheres to the new CACREP standards of developing professional identity.
  • Reflective practice exercises in every chapter help readers develop their own style of consultation and strengthen their identity as a counselor.
  • Case examples, exercises, and illustrations in each chapter give readers an opportunity to put what they’ve learned into practice.
  • Current trends in consultation are discussed throughout the text.
  • Guided exercises expose readers to distinct consultation situations and challenge them to think through each scenario based on different consultation models.
  • Coverage includes writing proposals, conducting workshops, drafting contracts, setting fees, and doing reports to help readers learn essential skills needed in consultation positions.

Counseling Theory: Guiding Reflective Practice is part of the Counseling and Professional Identity Series which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the Series, please visit

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1

Chapter 3

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