This book came about as an attempt to provide an answer to the question that is often put to the author (and other professors and expert school practitioners): "how can we talk to students in ways that sustain their attention, motivation, and investment?" This question gets at one of the most difficult aspects of working with children in a K-12 school setting- engaging with the students and keeping their attention long enough to effect change, namely the importance of student involvement. This book emphasizes change-promoting aspects of student interviewing with a solution-focused approach to working with children and adolescents, providing step-by-step guidelines for engaging with students in solution-building from the first moments of contact. It pays careful attention to developmental differences in age groups, providing age-specific interventions, strategies, and general approaches to working with students in a positive and supportive manner. Drawing equally from the author's extensive counseling and classroom teaching experience, the most current literature, and using case examples to illustrate key points, the book is written in an accessible and practical style that will allow the reader to quickly implement the content in their real world situation.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||School-Based Practice in Action Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
John J. Murphy, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Central Arkansas. He is also an internationally recognized author and trainer on using strength-based therapy approaches with young people and school problems. His books have been translated into multiple languages and his work has been featured in the New York Times bestseller Switch and the training series Child Therapy with the Experts. He is a sought-after workshop presenter who has trained thousands of mental health professionals and teachers in the US and overseas. More information on his work and training can be found at www.drjohnmurphy.com.