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: 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: 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.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy in Alternative Schools (SFBT) provides a step-by-step guide for how school social workers and counselors can work with other school professionals to create an effective solution focused dropout prevention program. Along with illustrative cases and detailed explanations, the authors detail the curriculum and day-to-day operations of a solution focused dropout prevention program by drawing on the experiences of a school that uses this approach.
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: Rick Auger
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-01-27
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model urges school counselors to know every student and broaden their knowledge of mental health disorders. With more students in need of mental health services than ever before, the timing is ideal for a guide that equips staff to meet these challenges. The School Counselor’s Mental Health Sourcebook provides tools for keeping students on track, including: Methods for addressing many disorders, including anxiety, autism, and other disruptive behavior disorders Intervention strategies that work Effective ways to collaborate with families from various cultures The impact of culture and race on a child’s mental health Communicating with teachers and families about students’ needs Rick Auger describes the disorders and strategies with a balance of simplicity and clinical depth. This time-saving resource gives busy school counselors strategies for helping students succeed in school and in life.
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: H. Thompson Prout
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-01-27
A comprehensive, theory-based approach to working with young clients in both school and clinical settings Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents, Fifth Edition provides mental health professionals and students with state-of-the-art theory and practical guidance for major contemporary psychotherapeutic schools of thought. Children and adolescents are not just small adults; they have their own needs, requirements, and desires, on top of the issues presented by still-developing brains and limited life perspective. Providing care for young clients requires a deep understanding of the interventions and approaches that work alongside growing brains, and the practical skill to change course to align with evolving personalities. The thoroughly revised fifth edition is a comprehensive reference, complete with expert insight. Organized around theory, this book covers both clinical and school settings in the fields of psychology, counseling, and social work. Coverage of the latest thinking and practice includes Cognitive Behavioral, Rational-Emotive, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused, Family Systems, and Play Therapy, providing a complete resource for any mental health expert who works with young people. Understand the major approaches to counseling and psychotherapeutic interventions Discover the ethical and legal implications of working with children and adolescents Learn how to employ culturally responsive counseling with younger clients Examine interventions for children and adolescents with disabilities and health care needs This updated edition includes a stronger emphasis on the clinical application of theory to specific disorders of childhood and adolescence, and new coverage of the legal and ethical issues related to social media. Chapters include a case studies and online resources that make it ideal for classroom use, and new chapters on Solution-Focused Therapy and Play Therapy enhance usefulness to practicing therapists. Expert guidance covers techniques for working with individuals, groups, and parents, and explores the efficacy of the theories under discussion.
Author: Emily S. Fisher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Counseling Special Populations in Schools provides school-based mental health professionals with practical, specific strategies for counseling special populations of students who are at risk for academic, social, emotional, and behavioral problems in school. These special populations include students who are homeless, living in foster care, involved with the juvenile justice system, LGBTQ, pregnant or parenting, gifted, in military families, at-risk for school failure and dropout, and impacted by incarcerated parents. Each chapter focuses on one group of students, highlighting critical background information and providing evidence-informed counseling approaches and strategies to promote resilience and support student development. Chapters provide specific information about how to use basic counseling skills, as well as more advanced counseling techniques such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, to address the needs and challenges of these special populations of students. This advanced-level counseling book is an excellent resource for mental health professionals and graduate students who want to be able to provide effective counseling services for all students.
Author: John J. Schmidt, Ed.D.
Release Date: 2004-02-11
This second edition of the best-selling book offers school counselors an expanded, practical, professional resource that is packed with hundreds of ready-to-use ideas, strategies, and tools. This Survival Guide will help you plan and implement an effective counseling program tailored to the remedial, preventative, and developmental needs of all your elementary and middle school students. For easy use, the Survival Guide is organized into twelve sections, each focusing on one aspect of a comprehensive program. Step by step, the book shows you how to: Define a Comprehensive Counseling Program Develop Your Role and Create an Identity Set Sail and Stay Afloat Identify Essential Services Integrate the Curriculum and the Program Reach Out to Diverse Populations Prepare for Crisis Intervention Use Essential Services to Address Students’ Concerns Belong and Be with the School Involve Significant Others Play Fair and According to the Rules
Author: Richard D. Parsons
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Release Date: 2007
Counseling Strategies that Work targets the unique, day-to-day problems encountered by today's school counselor and provides a new perspective on treatment selection. This text is an anthology of intervention strategies that are rooted in scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness when applied to the day-to-day "problems" confronting today's school counselor. It is an excellent source for counseling techniques courses or as a reading assigned as part of their field placement experiences, as well as a useful reference text for all those currently employed as school counselors. Every chapter provides a blending of theory, practice and guided, personalized application. The content is broken down succinctly, beginning with a brief introduction to the nature of the problems being addressed before delving into a detailed presentation with case illustration of the application of an intervention strategy. Each chapter includes: A brief introduction to the nature of the problems being addressed. Precis of sample research supporting a specific intervention technique. Detailed presentation with case illustration of the application of the intervention strategy. A listing of clinical recommendations for direct application. A list of web based and literature based resources of additional material.
Author: John J. Murphy
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release Date: 2010-06-03
Every interaction with a young person who is struggling is an opportunity for change. This highly practical guide helps school practitioners find effective solutions to academic and behavioral problems through brief counseling. It shows how to build on the ideas and resources that students, parents, and teachers bring to the intervention process, within an innovative, research-supported, time-limited framework. Extensive case material illustrates the authors' creative approach to building solutions and "busting problems" by putting clients in the driver's seat. Filled with real-world examples from both elementary and secondary settings, the book presents creative strategies for addressing disciplinary problems, poor academic performance, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, and other common difficulties.