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1 2 Again, this is clearly different from the clinical or therapeutic situation, where the clinician’s skills are needed for much or most of the problem. ) What can go wrong? A great deal, as we will be seeing. For example, the consultant may believe he or she is offering this kind of non-supervisory, non-prescriptive consultation, while those authorising it may think the consultant is offering supervision. Such things happen, and can be potentially problematic (see Example 10, page 91). Systems consultation is a peer-peer exercise Consultation is not a cosy exercise in everyone being democratic, for example where, say, a senior practitioner or nurse takes a consultative-style training session with a group of junior colleagues or doctors and all sustain for the afternoon the ﬁction that they are all professional equals.
For example, the consultant may acknowledge the maturity and sense of the consultee by recognising that the latter’s account of problematic competition with a colleague does not need ‘interpretation’ of personal or background issues that could hypothetically be contributing to it; identifying the matter, putting it on the table so to speak, should be enough, and if it isn’t, that too will be apparent if ‘competition’ continues to be a work issue. This is not to pussy-foot around a difﬁcult subject, as it might be in psychotherapy, but simply to remain true to that principle of consultative work which assumes competence on the part of the consultee who, given the time, space and atmosphere in which to explore things, will come to his or her own conclusions.
Consultee-centred consultation: – A member of staff has run into a difficult professional dilemma and asks for help in sorting it out. – A healthcare worker is wondering about a career change and would like to discuss it. Consultation-centred consultation: – Questions are being raised about the usefulness of a regularly held consultative group; the group allots a session to review this. – During a first meeting the consultant or consultee has doubts and wants to check whether the right things are being discussed.