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ERIC Number: ED495577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-10
Pages: 184
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-0458-2
Brief Counseling That Works: A Solution-Focused Approach for School Counselors and Administrators. Second Edition
Sklare, Gerald B.
Corwin Press
With caseloads often exceeding 500 students, counselors cannot afford to spend countless hours on traditional approaches to individual problems. Solution-Focused Brief Counseling (SFBC) offers counselors an effective approach that leads to rapid, observable change in students. This guidebook combines step-by-step instructions with vivid case examples to provide a comprehensive and practical overview of the fundamental principles of SFBC. The author has extensively revised this second edition to include new adaptations of solution-focused methods, more opportunities to practice the SFBC model, and an expanded discussion of ways school administrators can use SFBC. This concise guidebook contains many valuable tools, including: reproducible materials for use with Solution-Focused Guided Imagery; short case studies and session transcripts to illustrate what SFBC looks like in practice; guidelines for using solution-focused methods with referred discipline cases; practice exercises to help readers apply the techniques; and sample forms to use in SFBC. This essential resource for counselors will also be helpful to teachers and school administrators who advise elementary and secondary students, as well as psychologists and social workers who work with youth both in and out of the school setting. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Counseling in Schools: Problems and Solutions; (2) Setting Goals; (3) Discovering and Constructing Solutions; (4) Connecting the Pieces; (5) Conducting Subsequent Sessions; (6) Working With Reluctant and Mandated Students; and (7) Expanding Solution-Focused Concepts. The following are appended: (1) Counseling Session With Kasey: A Practice Exercise; and (2) Solution-Focused Guided Imagery Activity. [This book is a a joint publication with the American School Counselor Association.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
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