ERIC Number: ED564425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools, Third Edition
Murphy, John J.
American Counseling Association
The third edition of this text covers the philosophical foundations and nuts and bolts of using solution focused counseling to help preschool-12 students resolve problems. Dr. Murphy's practical and respectful approach has been successfully applied throughout the world by school counselors, counselors in training, psychologists, social workers, teachers, administrators, and clinicians who work with young clients. His empowering techniques help students focus on doing what works as simply and efficiently as possible by using their strengths, resources, wisdom, and feedback. This edition includes new chapters and information on the restrictive influence of problems, strategies for building positive relationships, collecting client feedback to monitor and improve services, and co-constructing solvable problems and reachable goals. Real life case examples, sample dialog from counseling sessions, discussion and practice exercises, troubleshooting tips, and new and expanded appendixes enhance the book's classroom and clinical utility. A complimentary test manual and PowerPoint slides for instructors' use are available by written request to ACA.
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Problem Solving, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Empowerment, Interpersonal Relationship, Feedback (Response), Case Studies, Guides
American Counseling Association. 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304. Tel: 703-823-0252; Tel: 800-347-6647; Fax: 800-473-2329; Web site: http://www.counseling.org
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association