Solution-Focused Counseling in Middle and High Schools / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131882492
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/19/2005
  • Series: Aca Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE. Introduction to Solution-Focused Counseling: Empirical and Therapeutic Influences

Chapter 1. The Case of Janet: An Introduction to Solution-Focused Counseling

Chapter 2. What the Research Says About What Works

Chapter 3. Therapeutic Influences and Assumptions

PART TWO. Steps and Strategies of Solution-Focused Counseling

Chapter 4. Cooperating For a Change: Establishing and Maintaining Effective Relationships

Chapter 5. Interviewing for Solutions

Chapter 6. Utilizing Exceptions to the Problem

Chapter 7. Utilizing Other Client Resources

Chapter 8. Changing the Doing of the Problem

Chapter 9. Changing the Viewing of the Problem

Chapter 10. When and How to End Counseling

PART III. Troubleshooting and Getting Started

Chapter 11. When Things Don’t Go As Planned: 10 Troubleshooting Tips

Chapter 12. Putting Solution-Focused Counseling Into Practice

Appendix A. Case Index

Appendix B. The 9-Dot Problem and Solution

Appendix C. Solution Identification Scale and Quick Survey

Appendix D. Documents to Help Students Clarify and Maintain Changes

Appendix E. The Solution-Focused Counseling Process


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