Mental Health Consultation for School Administrators

  • Irving H. Berkovitz
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


Though the classroom teacher exercises the most direct impact on the child, he lives in a network subject to influence and pressures from many sources including the principal, the vice-principal, the assistant superintendent, the school counselor, the school board, the maintenance crew, the teachers’ union, parents, students, and others. Therefore, to offer mental health consultation only to the teacher group may be incomplete, at best, and at times, unknowingly, may increase conflict between teacher and administrator. For example, a consultant who advocates a nonpunitive attempt to understand children’s behavior problems, may contradict an administrator’s previous policy.5


Mental Health School District Board Member School Board School Personnel 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Irving H. Berkovitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mental Health ServicesLos Angeles CountyUSA

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