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Conjoint Behavioral Consultation with Spanish-Speaking Families

  • Author(s): Ramirez, Anacary
  • Advisor(s): Erchul, William P
  • et al.
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Abstract

Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC) is a strengths-based, problem-solving, decision-making model of service delivery that involves parents and teachers working collaboratively to promote positive outcomes related to a student’s development (Sheridan & Kratochwill, 2008). Research has indicated that CBC is an acceptable and effective model. However, very little research has been done to assess the effectiveness of CBC with minority clients, and even less work has been done that focuses on Spanish-speaking Latinx families. Additionally, the research that investigates consultation with minority clients who have limited English skills often involves interpreters. The purpose of this study is to extend the CBC literature to working with Spanish-speaking Latinx families. The present study will investigate several possible outcomes for implementing empirically supported interventions within the context of CBC for children or adolescents exhibiting externalizing behavior concerns in the school and home setting. In particular, there is interest in the extent to which conducting CBC using a Spanish-speaking consultant will result in positive outcomes on various measures for all participants.

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