The California School of Organizational Studies Handbook of Organizational Consulting PsychologyA Comprehensive Guide to Theory, Skills, and Techniques
Discover a wealth of issues in the field of consulting psychologywith this landmark book. Explore key topics in assessment andevaluation, building teams, executive coaching, career counseling,interpersonal conflicts and relationships, benefit design,personality testing, and much more. Learn to delineate and betterunderstand the wide array of information you are faced with, andbecome more adept and knowledgeable in the field of consultingpsychology. This comprehensive volume has expert contributorsrecruited by the volume's editor--himself an eminent educator andpractitioner in the field.<br> <br> You will get:<br> * Special issues in consulting to specific types of organizationsincluding industry, schools, government, non-profit, andinternational<br> * Informative guidelines for professional practiceprocedures<br> * Organized sections on individual, group and organizationalissues<br> * And much more!
Introduction (Rodney L. Lowman). <p>PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTING PSYCHOLOGY.</p> <p>1. Individual-Level Variables in Organizational Consultation (Andrew D. Carson and Rodney L. Lowman).</p> <p>2. Organizational Consulting to Groups and Teams (Arthur M. Freedman and E. Skipton Leonard).</p> <p>3. The Organizational Level of Analysis: Consulting to the Implementation of New Organizational Designs (Susan Albers Mohrman).</p> <p>4. The Role of Systems Theory in Consulting Psychology (Dale R. Fuqua and Jody L. Newman).</p> <p>PART TWO: INDIVIDUAL LEVEL APPLICATIONS.</p> <p>5. Individual Interventions in Consulting Psychology (Richard R. Kilburg).</p> <p>6. The Effectiveness of Executive Coaching: What We Know and What We Still Need to Know (Sheila Kampa and Randall P. White).</p> <p>7. A Consultant?s Guide to Understanding and Promoting Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace (Shani Robins).</p> <p>8. Assessing Candidates for Leadership Positions (Andrew N. Garman).</p> <p>9. Enhancing Peak Potential in Managers and Leaders: Integrating Knowledge and Findings from Sport Psychology (Sandra Foster).</p> <p>PART THREE: GROUP LEVEL APPLICATIONS.</p> <p>10. Successfully Implementing Teams in Organizations (Douglas A. Johnson, Michael M. Beyerlein, Joseph W. Huff, Terry R. Halfhill, and Rodger D. Ballentine).</p> <p>11. The Psychoanalytic Approach to Team Development (Pieter Koortzen and Frans Cilliers).</p> <p>12. Organizational Consulting to Virtual Teams (Joanie B. Connell).</p> <p>PART FOUR: ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL ISSUES.</p> <p>13. Assessing Organizations (Harry Levinson).</p> <p>14. Organizational Evaluation: Issues and Methods (E. Jane Davidson).</p> <p>15. Leadership Development in Organizational Consulting (Steven W. Graham and Debra A. G. Robinson).</p> <p>PART FIVE: BRIDGING LEVELS.</p> <p>16. Proactive Ways to Improve Leadership Performance (Fred E. Fiedler).</p> <p>17. Psychological Consultation to Organizations: Linking Assessment and Intervention (Harry Levinson).</p> <p>18. Integrating Individual Assessment, Position Requirements, Team-Based Competencies, and Organizational Vision: Roles for Consulting Psychologists (John T. Kulas, Brad A. Haynes, Suzanne M. Kalten, Pamela J. Hopp, and Rebekah L. Duffala).</p> <p>PART SIX: ISSUES IN CONSULTING TO SPECIFIC TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS AND FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OF CONSULTING.</p> <p>19. Consulting to For-Profit Organizations (Cecelia L. Brock).</p> <p>20. The Role of Leaders and Consultants in Fostering International Organizations (Nurcan Ensari).</p> <p>21. Assessment and Intervention Issues in International Organizational Consulting (Ann M. O?Roark).</p> <p>22. Cross-Cultural Issues in International Organizational Consultation (Virginia Mullin and Stewart Cooper).</p> <p>23. Consulting with Healthcare Organizations (Ira M. Levin).</p> <p>24. Organizational Consulting on Healthy Lifestyles (Paul Lloyd and Louis Veneziano).</p> <p>25. Appreciative Inquiry as an Approach for Organizational Consulting (Peter F. Sorensen, Jr. and Therese F. Yaeger).</p> <p>PART SEVEN: MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION, AND EFFECTIVENESS ISSUES.</p> <p>26. Interventions That Work (and Some That Don?t): An Executive Summary of the Organizational Change Literature (Terry R. Halfhill, Joseph W. Huff, Douglas A. Johnson, Rodger D. Ballentine, and Michael M. Beyerlein).</p> <p>27. Assessing the Impact of Organizational Consulting (Paul C. Winum, Tjai M. Nielsen, and Robert E. Bradford).</p> <p>28. Understanding Organizational Processes and Performance: A Continuous Improvement Model for Consulting Psychologists (Delbert M. Nebeker and B. Charles Tatum).</p> <p>29. A Strategic Approach to Measuring Organizational Performance: Tools for the Consulting Psychologist (B. Charles Tatum and Delbert M. Nebeker).</p> <p>PART EIGHT: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE ISSUES.</p> <p>30. Issues in the Ethical Practice of Consulting Psychology (Jody L. Newman, Sharon E. Robinson-Kurpius, and Dale R. Fuqua).</p> <p>31. Recommendations for Managing Consultants: The View from Inside the Corporation (Karen M. Grabow).</p> <p>Appendix: Principles for Education and Training at the Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Level in Consulting Psychology/Organizational.</p> <p>About the Editor.</p> <p>About the Contributors.</p> <p>Name Index.</p> <p>Subject Index.</p>
"Rodney Lowman has done it again! He has edited a book that isunique, comprehensive, and aimed squarely at the science andpractice of psychology in organizations. This book shows aremarkable breadth of coverage: topics traditional and cuttingedge, science and practice, issues within and across levels, bycontributions with extensive and diverse experience inorganizational consulting. There's something here for anyoneinterested in a psychological approach to consulting inorganizations." -- Rosemary Hays-Thomas, professor ofpsychology, The University of West Florida<br> <br> "The Handbook of Organizational Consulting Psychologyaddresses a longtime need for a new comprehensive major work inconsulting psychology. It is broad in scope and clearly integratestopics in consulting psychology that are at the core of the fieldand which reflect recent innovations in the application ofconsulting principles and techniques. The scope and depth of thisbook is not only timely but unique. I would expect this book tobecome an essential reference for all consulting psychologists."--Clyde A. Crego, California State University Long Beach andUniversity of Southern California and former president, AmericanPsychological Association Division of Consulting Psychology andFellow, APA<br> <br> "My one-word reaction: WOW! Aptly entitled a handbook, it couldnevertheless well serve as a basic text in the field. It may haveits greatest benefit to those who are transiting from morespecialized work into organizational consulting, since it lays outa broad range of issues that one may encounter and ought to beprepared to deal with along with some practical advice on how tohandle them." --Kenneth H. Bradt, consulting psychologist andpast president, Society of Consulting Psychology, AmericanPsychological Association
Whether working on the individual, group, or organizational level,consulting psychologists have become vital to improving the peopleside of organizations. Practitioners working with organizations inbusiness, government, and nonprofit institutions have a need for acomprehensive guide to the issues they face in this expanding fieldof practice. The Handbook of Organizational Consulting Psychologyis the first systemic treatment for the profession, specificallydesigned to help practitioners in assessing and coachingindividuals, creating or improving team functioning, and improvingthe quality of the organization as a whole.<br> The Handbook of Organizational Consulting Psychology, which is avolume in The California School of Organizational Studies series,features contributions from some of the world's eminent authoritiesin consulting psychology. The book's editor, Rodney L. Lowman, ishimself a renowned educator and practitioner in the field. Thecontributors offer their wisdom on a remarkably wide range ofissues, including assessment and evaluation, team building,executive coaching, personality testing, interpersonal conflictsand relationships, multicultural and diversity issues, what worksand what doesn't in organizational consultation interventions, howto hire and best use consultants, and other key issues forindividuals, groups, and the organizational system. Organized intosections on individual, group, and organizational topics, the bookincludes a section on professional practice issues as well as asection on the special issues in consulting to industries, schools,and government, nonprofit, and international organizations.<br> This all-encompassing guide is destined to become a classicreference work for professionals of all types who aspire to workeffectively with executives, managers, teams, or larger groups inall types of organizations.
<b>The Definitive Handbook for Organizational Consulting Psychology</b> <p>"This is the first book to provide an overview of the broad range of services that consulting psychologists provide to individuals, teams, and systems. In addition, it provides insight into specialty areas such as international consulting and the ethical issues confronted when doing this work. One of its major contributions is its emphasis on ways to assess the impact and effectiveness of various consulting interventions. It will be a useful tool for senior practitioners as well as to those who hope to enter the field."<br /> — Judith S. Blanton, senior consultant and director of professional affairs, RHR International</p> <p>"<i>The Handbook of Consulting Psychology</i> provides information that is both comprehensive and cutting edge. The content provides helpful insights for those beginning their career in the field as well as those who have been consulting for years."<br /> — Steve Gravenkemper, vice president, organizational consulting,<br /> Right Management Consultants</p> <p>"This book would be an invaluable addition to the professional library of any psychologist or student of psychology who is involved with organizational consultation. The handbook is a most impressive and scientifically sound text. I cannot praise it highly enough."<br /> — Florence L. Denmark, Robert Scott Pace Distinguished Professor emerita, Psychology Department, Pace University</p> <p>"Far from being yet another book in consulting psychology, The Handbook of Organizational Consulting Psychology marks the coming of age of consulting psychology as a field. The contributors systematically offer both breadth and depth to the actual workings of consulting psychology. The book is to be recommended not only as a 'state-of-the-art' document, but also as evidence of the fruition of the field. It is an historic marker of the distinctiveness of consulting psychology, a kind of 'declaration of independence' for the discipline. It deserves to be a classic."<br /> — Howard F. Stein, professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center,<br /> Oklahoma City</p>
"Rodney Lowman has done it again! He has edited a book that is unique, comprehensive, and aimed squarely at the science and practice of psychology in organizations. This book shows a remarkable breadth of coverage: topics traditional and cutting edge, science and practice, issues within and across levels, by contributions with extensive and diverse experience in organizational consulting. There's something here for anyone interested in a psychological approach to consulting in organizations." — Rosemary Hays-Thomas, professor of psychology, The University of West Florida <p>"<i>The Handbook of Organizational Consulting Psychology</i> addresses a longtime need for a new comprehensive major work in consulting psychology. It is broad in scope and clearly integrates topics in consulting psychology that are at the core of the field and which reflect recent innovations in the application of consulting principles and techniques. The scope and depth of this book is not only timely but unique. I would expect this book to become an essential reference for all consulting psychologists." —Clyde A. Crego, California State University Long Beach and University of Southern California and former president, American Psychological Association Division of Consulting Psychology and Fellow, APA</p> <p>"My one-word reaction: WOW! Aptly entitled a handbook, it could nevertheless well serve as a basic text in the field. It may have its greatest benefit to those who are transiting from more specialized work into organizational consulting, since it lays out a broad range of issues that one may encounter and ought to be prepared to deal with along with some practical advice on how to handle them." —Kenneth H. Bradt, consulting psychologist and past president, Society of Consulting Psychology, American Psychological Association</p>
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