The latest edition to the Ed Schein's well-loved set of process consultation books, this new volume builds on the content of the two that precede it and explores the critical area of the helping relationship. Process Consultation Revisited focuses on the interaction between consultant and client, explaining how to achieve the healthy helping relationship so essential to effective consultation. Whether the advisor is an OD consultant, therapist, social worker, manager, parent or friend, the dynamics between advisor and advisee can be difficult to understand and manage. Drawing on over 40 years of experience as a consultant, Schein creates a general theory and methodology of helping that will enable a diverse group of readers to navigate the helping process successfully.
Rather than put out yet a third edition of his two volumes on Organizational Development, Schein (management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has developed a third volume to the series, focusing on the interaction between consultants--from therapists and social workers to parents and friends--and their clients. He draws much of the material from the two previous volumes, but entirely rearranges it and assumes readers to be less knowledgeable about the profession. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.