Department of Educational Psychology


Date of this Version

November 1989


Published in Journal of School Psychology 27 (1989), pp. 197–222. Copyright © 1989 Pergamon Press plc, division of Elsevier, Inc. Used by permission.


The goals of this article were to examine various empirically proven assessment and intervention methods that can be used to remediate social skills problems and to illustrate the utilization of these methods in a case study. The case study concerned a withdrawn elementary child, her teacher, and her parents in a joint consultative intervention designed to increase her interactions with peers illustrated in the course of assessment and treatment. Combining the manipulation of antecedent/consequent events with modeling or coaching procedures constituted an effective multimethod approach to providing psychological services.