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ERIC Number: EJ724853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1532-8759
The Impact of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with At-Risk Junior High School Students
Newsome, W. Sean
Children & Schools, v27 n2 p83-90 2005
Recently, the use of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) has received considerable attention in school settings. However, limited empirical evidence supports the utility and effectiveness of SFBT with at risk students. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to evaluate the impact of SFBT with a group of at-risk students in a junior high school. A total of 26 students participated in eight group sessions of SFBT in a junior high school located in central Ohio. Compared with pretreatment assessments, students participating in SFBT had higher scores on behavioral and social scales at posttreatment and at six-week follow-up. This finding was also uncovered on the external assessments completed by parents and teachers. Implications for school social workers and the treatment of at-risk populations in school settings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio