Thinking and Acting Like a Solution-Focused School Counselor

Richard D. Parsons,

Thinking and Acting Like a Solution-Focused School Counselor

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"This should be a required text for a school counseling degree."
—Jill R. Boyd, Counselor and Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer
John Bullen Middle School, Kenosha, WI

"The author knows solution-focused counseling inside and out. He describes in excellent detail how to use this technique with multiple problems and multiple ages. The examples are spot on."
—Cynthia Knowles, Prevention Specialist
Livonia Central School District, NY

Learn how to emphasize students′ strengths to help them resolve problems!

This book helps new and experienced school counselors engage with students using a solution-focused approach that stresses cooperation and highlights positive attributes to facilitate goal achievement.

Thinking and Acting Like a Solution-Focused School Counselor provides the background and expertise needed to establish collaborative student relationships, identify student skills and abilities, and reframe problems into attainable goals. Emphasizing practice and feedback, the author includes actual session transcripts to help new and less-experienced counselors apply concepts directly to their own practice. Benefits of this book include:

  • A reflective, meaning-making model as a basis for effective school counseling
  • An introduction to the fundamental principles of solution-focused counseling
  • Clinical illustrations of solution identification and implementation strategies
  • In-depth case studies and guided practice exercises

Like the companion books on behavioral, cognitive, and eclectic school counseling, this concise guide offers the knowledge and skills necessary to help troubled students in need of encouragement and hope.

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