Behavioral Consultation

Brian K. Martens, Florence D. Digennaro

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The behavioral consultation (BC) model was originally developed by John R. Bergan (1977) as an extension of D’Zurilla and Goldfried’s (1971) problem-solving approach to behavior therapy as well as attempts to apply behavior modification in residential schools and treatment centers (e.g., Reppucci & Saunders, 1974). With respect to the former inf luence on BC, D’Zurilla and Goldfried characterized problem solving and behavior modification as sharing similar goals — training behaviors that can be used across situations to increase positive consequences and avoid negative consequences. Toward these goals, the authors described a general problemsolving process to help individuals identify potentially effective solutions through problem definition and brainstorming and to select the best solution through problem analysis and outcome assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research in School Consultation
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781317639732
ISBN (Print)0805853367, 9780805853353
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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