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(p. 117) Consultation 

(p. 117) Consultation
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(p. 117) Consultation
Author(s):

Robert A. DiTomasso

, Stacey C. Cahn

, Susan M. Panichelli-Mindel

, and Roger K. McFillin

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199737567.003.0008
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date: 30 November 2020

In this chapter the functional competency of consultation is reviewed and its distinguishing characteristics from psychotherapy and supervision are discussed. The critical elements of consultation are elucidated including: achieving competence, developing relationships, agenda setting, goal development, information gathering, orientation to the consultation model, fostering problem solving, soliciting feedback, and evaluating outcome. Consultation models such as patient centered, consultee centered and program development are reviewed. Finally, benchmark competencies and methods for assessing competence in consultation are discussed.

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