Assignment: Consulting on Critical Issues

Assignment: Consulting on Critical Issues

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Assignment: Consulting on Critical Issues

Consider the “unsolved problems” and critical issues in mental health in your own community. Identify one problem with which you have some expertise or first-hand experience. Consult the “report card” for your state at the Mental Health America: Ranking the States Web site for issues contributing to the mental health in your region. Imagine that you have been requested to take the role of a consultant and provide expertise and advisement for addressing this problem.

In your post, complete the following:

  • Identify and briefly describe the mental health issue in your community on which you will provide consultation.
  • Identify a model of consultation and an approach for consulting within that model that you will employ, based on your readings. Describe the goals you would have for addressing the problem with your chosen model and consultation approach.
  • Describe the consultant role you would take, providing a rationale for your choice.

Support your ideas with citations of your resources, using APA style.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one of your peers’ posts whose response differs from yours. Discuss the differences you identified, and explain what you have learned from their responses that deepens your understanding of the supervisory process.

Learning Components

This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

  • Plan for use of supervision and case consultation to support ethical and legal clinical decision making.
  • Describe a theory, model, and strategies for practicing consultation to improve coordinated services for clients.
  • Describe the role of counseling supervision in facilitating consistent client care.