Characteristics of consultants and consultees and success in mental health consultation

Judith L. Alpert, Doris Ballantyne, Dorothy Griffiths

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Selected attitudinal and value characteristics of high and low successful consultants were considered. Twelve consultants and 15 consultees completed six measures. Consultants were categorized as high or low success consultants based on the coding of consultants' logs. Results indicate high and low success consultants do not differ on the selected characteristics. Also, the results indicate that more successful consultants have consultees who are more authoritarian and dogmatic and are more dissimilar to their consultees in level of dogmatism and reported need for assistance. Future investigations will indicate whether the results can be replicated on a more representative consultee sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-322
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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