ERIC Number: ED465155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Integrating School and Family Counseling: Practical Solutions. The Family Psychology and Counseling Series.
Miller, Lynn D., Ed.
This book offers practical suggestions for school counselors to begin integrating family counseling methods into their practice, while providing a rationale and the research support for working with families from a school base. It also provides specific techniques for using solution-focused tools, conducting family therapy with children, working with parents and teachers, and working with individuals from a family perspective. Discussions are included on family dynamics and achievement, fostering academic success, working with families who refuse to come to counseling at school, and which school-based interventions are supported empirically. Chapters include: (1) Overview of Family Systems Counseling in a School Setting (Lynn D. Miller); (2) Working with Families: A Rationale for School Counseling Programs (William G. Nicoll); (3) Creating Solution-Focused Families: Tools for School Counselors (Bobbie Birdsall); (4) Compendium of Practices for Including Children in Family Sessions (Alan Carr); (5) Including Parents and Teachers (Deanna Hawes); (6) Working with Individual Children from a Family Systems Perspective (Lynn D. Miller); (7) Research: What Works in Schools (Susan C. Whiston and Carla M. Teed). Each chapter contains a list of references. (GCP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Counseling Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Counseling, Family Relationship, Family School Relationship, School Counseling, School Counselors, Theory Practice Relationship
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order no. 72717). Tel: 800-347-6647 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.counseling.org.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Series editor, Jon Carlson. Developed collaboratively with the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.