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Rohlk, A. M., Woods, K. E., Sheridan, S. M., Swanger, M. S., & Clarke, B. L. (2005, August). Generalization of parent and teacher experiences in CBC: Where are they now? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Permission to use.


• Conjoint behavioral consultation (CBC) is a structured, indirect model wherein a consultant works with a parent and teacher together to promote collaborative, problem-solving partnerships across home and school settings (Sheridan, Kratochwill, & Bergan, 1996). • Goals of CBC are to address child concerns shared by parents and teachers, enhance problem-solving skills of parents and teachers, and promote future home-school partnerships. • CBC has been shown to be effective in addressing a range of behavioral, social, and academic concerns (Kratochwill, Elliott, & Busse, 1998; Sheridan, Eagle, Cowan, & Mickelson, 2001) across home and school settings, and parents and teachers report high levels of acceptability and satisfaction with CBC (Freer & Watson, 1999; Sheridan & Steck, 1995; Sheridan et al., 2004). • To date, no research has explored parents and teachers self-reported generalization of problem-solving strategies, partnership practices, and attitudes toward home-school partnerships. In addition, there is a dearth of information on barriers that inhibit partnerships.