Program Rationales

An underlying cause-effect relationship that embodies the definition of the assumed relationship between the condition to be dealt with, the nature of the intervention or the program activities, and the expected outcome.


Two broad categories of program rationales

Program rationales common in human service organizations

Assume condition is "within" the individual

Assume condition is in part external to the individual
Program modes as strategies for intervention


 
Professional collaboration in the school
A style of professional interaction between and among professionals, parents and families, and, when appropriate, students themselves to share information, to engage in collective decision making, and to develop effective interventions for a commonly agreed upon goal that is in the best interests of the student.



 
Intraprofessional collaboration vs. interprofessional collaboration

Intraprofessional collaboration among colleagues who share a common professional education, values, socialization, identity, and experience.

Interprofessional collaboration between professionals who may not share a common professional education, values, socialization, identity, and experience.


Characteristics of Interprofessional Collaboration

Method for developing a professional collaboration
  
Advantages of professional collaboration

Advantages:


Disadvantages of professional collaboration

Disadvantages:


Professional conflicts arise out of competing, incompatible
professional needs for acceptance and action
 

Conflict process

Benefits of conflict

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