Educational Psychology, Department of

 

Date of this Version

November 2005

Comments

Published in Encyclopedia of School Psychology, edited by Steven W. Lee, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2005, pp. 112–113. Copyright © 2005 Sage Publications, Inc. Used by permission.

Abstract

Conjoint behavioral consultation (CBC) is defined as a "structured, indirect form of service delivery in which parents and teachers are joined together to ad-dress the academic, social, or behavioral needs of an individual" (Sheridan & Kratochwill, 1992, p. 122). CBC incorporates a data-based, behavioral approach to supporting children's needs in naturalistic settings within an ecological-systems theoretical framework. CBC is a process that is guided by a consultant (e.g., school psychologist, special educator, or other team member) who facilitates a problem-solving process through the use of technical and interpersonal skills (Christenson & Sheridan, 2001). The foci of CBC are remediating and preventing problems and developing home-school partnerships.