School Consultation

  • Cheryl Bodiford McNeil
  • Toni L. Hembree-Kigin
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


In our clinical experience, at least half of the children referred for PCIT would benefit from a school consultation sometime during the course of treatment. These children exhibit a range of problem behaviors in the classroom that include non-compliance with teacher directions, disrupting other students’ learning, failing to complete tasks, aggression, separation problems, social skill deficits, and selective mutism. The consultation may provide needed assessment information, communication with the teacher, crisis management, education regarding special needs, and circumscribed classroom interventions. In contrast to Teacher–Child Interaction Therapy, which involves intensive teacher training and direct coaching of skills, school consultation is generally provided via one or two brief interactions with the teacher.


Disruptive Behavior Target Behavior Classroom Behavior Selective Mutism Social Skill Deficit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheryl Bodiford McNeil
    • 1
  • Toni L. Hembree-Kigin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.Early Childhood Mental Health ServicesMesaUSA

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