Everything you need for maximum counseling results in less time! Expert Gerald Sklare provides fresh insights and new applications for solution-focused brief counseling (SFBC). Learn to: • Conduct brief, short-term sessions that lead to rapid, observable change • Create well-defined client goals • Enable clients to envision and take steps toward a more hopeful future • Maximize your time for rapid, observable student progress • Use the solution-focused principles with reluctant clients • Conduct positive, goal-oriented parent conferences • Work with individuals in school and community settings You’ll find helpful flow charts and note sheets, and invaluable practice exercises.
Author: Helen S. Hamlet
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2016-10-28
School Counseling Practicum and Internship: 30 Essential Lessons combines crucial counselor knowledge with the experience of experts in the field into one practical guide for addressing the real world of school counseling. Drawing on more than a decade of teaching, author Helen S. Hamlet, PhD presents a collection of lessons and techniques that includes forms, websites, activities, and current information focusing on a range of challenging issues. This unique text is a resource that practicum and internship students, counselor educators, and practicing school counselors will keep and refer to for years to come.
Author: Cynthia Franklin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2011-09-08
Therapy is frequently miscast as requiring an enormous amount of time and financial commitment, but helpful, goal-oriented therapy can produce positive results after only a few sessions. Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) has been gaining momentum as a powerful therapeutic approach since its inception in the 1980s. By focusing on solutions instead of problems, it asks clients to set concrete goals and to draw upon strengths in their lives that can help bring about the desired change for a preferred future. Addressing both researchers and practitioners, a distinguished cast of international, interdisciplinary contributors review the current state of research on SFBT interventions and illustrate its applications—both proven and promising—with a diverse variety of populations, including domestic violence offenders, troubled and runaway youth, students, adults with substance abuse problems, and clients with schizophrenia. This expansive text also includes a treatment manual, strengths-based and fidelity measures, and detailed descriptions on how to best apply SFBT to underscore the strengths, skills, and resources that clients may unknowingly possess. With its rich assortment of resources, this handbook is the definitive guide to SFBT for scholars and mental health practitioners alike.
Chang, Decker, and Scott's multilayered teaching and learning system provides a creative blend of learning methods and clear presentation of topics to help students think like practitioners and apply foundational skills to real-world practice. Students first read about professional practice and the skills required to work effectively with clients. Next, they reflect on and write about the ideas presented in the text by completing homework exercises that follow each new concept. The book also includes a case, presented one section at a time, with questions that engage students in learning how to think like professionals. Role-playing in practice interviews promotes skill development, and simple evaluation tools allow for ongoing evaluation of competencies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Struggling with the intricacies of Solution-Focused theory, skills or practice? Wanting to learn more about providing brief, practically-based solution-focused interventions across many therapeutic settings? As part of the popular Brief Therapies Series, this long awaited third edition will tell you all you need to know about Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) and more! This popular introduction takes you step-by-step through the counselling process, providing insight into how to structure and manage your therapeutic work in ways that are grounded in Solution-Focused principles. This book includes: - a detailed introduction to the theory and practice of 'brief' therapy - a discussion of the foundations of SFT - exercises to use with clients and/or trainees - brand new case examples relating theory directly to practice - an insightful reflection on the journey of the practitioner From leading Solution-Focused expert Bill O'Connell, this book will not only provide practical guidelines and theoretical background for the beginner but support and inspiration for the more experienced. Bill O'Connell is Director of Training for Focus on Solutions Limited in Birmingham. He was previously Head of the Counselling Department at Westhill College of Higher Education, Birmingham, and is co-editor of Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy (SAGE, 2003).
Author: Linda Metcalf
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-03-10
When it was first published in 1995, Linda Metcalf’s book Counseling Toward Solutions became an instant bestseller. Written for counselors and teachers at all levels, this revised and updated second edition of Counseling Toward Solutions presents a positive program for changing individual behavior that empowers students of all ages to deal with their own problems, gaining self-esteem in the process.
Author: Tom E. Davis
Release Date: 2013-08-21
This text highlights the indispensable role of school counselors today, namely as change agents in an increasingly complex and fluctuating school system. Informed by emerging standards of practice and current research, the book adopts the salutary perspective of solution-focused brief therapy as its foundation. It outlines practical and time-sensitive strategies for school counselors to use with students, parents, teachers, and administrators. The Solution-Focused School Counselor encourages readers to envision and proactively construct interactions with students, families, and staff that contribute not only to the formation of an exceptional school, but to the shaping of an effective professional practice. Blending current theory into practice, the authors have consulted research across a variety of disciplines and have related it in an understandable format. School counselors will find this book useful either as a professional resource to be read from cover-to-cover, or as a reference tool from which specific sections may be consulted. This book is an excellent resource for school counselors and students alike. It is also useful for school psychologists and administrators as well as anyone interested in making a difference in the school setting.
Author: Johhny Kim
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Genre: Social Science
Since the publication of the First Edition, there have been several advances on the research on Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) in schools. This Second Edition contains updates on how to apply SFBT to specific problem areas that school social workers frequently encounter. Each chapter has been updated and expanded to provide to incorporate a Response to Intervention approach (RtI) in many of the clinical "SFBT in Action" chapters. The authors also utilized results from the second national school social work survey, conducted by a team led by Dr. Kelly and currently in press at School Mental Health Journal and Social Work, to identify several targeted school-related problems that school social workers encounter in their work and demonstrate how to use solution-focused techniques for them. Despite being places with tremendous challenges for students and staff, schools are also places of solutions, strengths, and successes. This practical guide shows school social workers how to harness the solutions; filled with case examples, key points to remember, guidelines for reviewing resaerch, sample dialogue, and best practice tips, this book gives readers the essential tools to begin incorporating SFBT into their practice immediately.
Author: John J. Murphy
Publisher: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2005
Disruptive classroom behavior, failing grades, truancy, and violence are serious problems that require effective strategies to promote change. This cutting-edge publication presents a practical and empirically based approach to resolving these problems that is responsive to the time constraints and large caseloads of helping professionals. Murphy's techniques make the best use of every counseling opportunity by focusing on solutions that respect the client and utilize his or her own individual resources.
Author: Stuart F. Chen-Hayes
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release Date: 2013-11-09
School counseling strategies that promote student success! So much is expected to prepare today’s students for success—academic achievement, career and college readiness, emotional and social competency, just to name a few. School counselors can make an enormous positive difference in children’s lives. In a succinct Q&A format, the authors provide school counselors and educational leaders with: 101 solutions to common counseling issues across the K–12 spectrum on topics ranging from data-driven counseling to bullying, collaboration, and equity Stories of school counselors and educational leaders who have successfully implemented these solutions Numerous print and digital resources for further exploration
Author: John J. Murphy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-01-29
The third edition of this widely adopted text covers the philosophical foundations and nuts-and-bolts of using solution-focused counseling to help preschool–12 students resolve problems. Dr. Murphy’s practical and respectful approach has been successfully applied throughout the world by school counselors, counselors-in-training, psychologists, social workers, teachers, administrators, and clinicians who work with young clients. His empowering techniques help students focus on doing what works as simply and efficiently as possible by using their strengths, resources, wisdom, and feedback. This edition includes new chapters and information on the restrictive influence of problems, strategies for building positive relationships, collecting client feedback to monitor and improve services, and coconstructing solvable problems and reachable goals. Real-life case examples, sample dialog from counseling sessions, discussion and practice exercises, troubleshooting tips, and new and expanded appendixes enhance the book’s classroom and clinical utility. A complimentary test manual and PowerPoint slides for instructors’ use are available by written request to ACA. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.
Reach ALL students and prove how critical your counseling program is! Data can make the difference for today’s embattled school counseling programs, and this insightful book shows how to collect and manage it. Aligned with current research and the ASCA standards, this essential resource includes a complete set of user-friendly tools and templates for data collection, action-planning and reporting. Readers will learn how to: Develop a robust counseling curriculum that supports the Common Core Standards and drop-out prevention Replace “random acts of guidance” with intentional, well-timed interventions that are based on student needs Measure progress through pre- and post-assessments Deliver compelling reports that demonstrate your program’s impact