The purpose of this paper is to clarify the characteristics of psychological consultation for child care workers who support abused and neglected children. Past studies indicate that psychological consultation promotes personal transformation and improves psychological technique among child care workers. Psychological consultation is especially important for those who treat abused and neglected children. First, it helps child care workers understand the mental aspects and behavior of the children they work with. Second, it helps them cope with the stress of treating these children. Third, it helps them maintain their objectivity in care work. In this way psychological consultation provides indirect support for abused and neglected children as well. Areas of future research include understanding the climate of the care workers’ work place and development of assessment tools, as well as understanding the stress peculiar to child care workers who treat abused and neglected children.
In addition, it important to elucidate the process of consultation based on case study, quantitative and qualitative study, interposition methods, and technical examination.