Conjoint Behavioral Consultation

Promoting Family–School Connections and Interventions

  • Susan M. Sheridan
  • Thomas R. Kratochwill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Susan M. Sheridan, Diane C. Marti, Jennifer D. Burt
    Pages 77-96
  3. Jennifer D. Burt, Brandy L. Clarke, Shannon Dowd-Eagle, Susan M. Sheridan
    Pages 97-127
  4. Brandy L. Clarke, Jennifer D. Burt, Susan M. Sheridan
    Pages 129-152
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 153-220

About this book


Conjoint behavioral consultation (CBC) strengthens collaboration between children’s most critical learning environments – school and home – for improved academic, behavioral, and social-emotional skills. The reader-friendly, 2nd edition of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation: Promoting Family-School Connections and Interventions offers innovative applications of CBC as an ecological, evidence-based approach. In this new edition, the authors combine best practices in consultation and problem-solving for interventions that promote and support children’s potential, teachers’ educational mission, and family members’ unique strengths.

Important features in this new edition include:

  • A step-by-step framework for developing and maintaining family/school partnerships takes readers from initial interviews through plan evaluation.
  • Chapters include discussion on core interpersonal skills, including building trust, managing conflict, and communicating effectively.
  • Practical strategies illustrate working with diverse families and school personnel, improving family competence, promoting joint responsibility, and achieving other collaborative goals.
  • Case studies demonstrate CBC as implemented in traditional school, Head Start, pediatric health, and response-to-intervention (RtI) contexts.
  • In-depth research review explains the efficacy of CBC.

The progressive model of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation has a great deal to offer school psychologists, special educators and other school-based professionals as well as mental health practitioners. In addition, its accessibility makes this volume a suitable graduate text or training manual for those planning to work with children and families in these growing fields.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Susan M. Sheridan
    • 1
  • Thomas R. Kratochwill
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Nebraska68588-0345LincolnUSA
  2. 2.University of Wisconsin53706-1796MadisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-71247-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-71248-2
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