VISTAS School Counseling

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

A Rationale for Integrating Behavioral School Consultation and Behavioral Family Theories: A Case Design

Rebecca Tadlock-Marlo, Laura K. Harrawood, and Katharina Lyons


The purpose of this article is to provide a rationale for the integration of behavioral school consultation and behavioral family therapy theories. There are several common assumptions within the two models including the idea that all behaviors are learned, functional interactions are a critical focus of change, and assessment is needed to quantifiably observe and evaluate that change. This article presents the theoretical parallels between the two theories and provides a case study to demonstrate how the two ideologies are easily merged to establish a more comprehensive model for school counselors to use when working as liaisons between school and family.

Keywords: school counseling; consultation; behavioral family theory

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