Educational Psychology, Department of


Date of this Version

September 1996


Published in JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSULTATION, 7(3), 223-249 Copyright 1996, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Used by permission.


In this article, we describe the conceptual framework, development, implementation, and outcomes of an experimental professional preparation program. University students from preparation programs in general education, educational administration, school psychology, and special education formed transdisciplinary cohorts that were placed in school settings to complete a variety of activities designed to foster greater collaboration among disciplines in serving children and youth at risk. We describe what was learned throughout the project as well as its operational structure, outcomes, and future directions for transdisciplinary professional development.