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Brief Counseling That Works: A Solution-Focused Approach for School Counselors and Administratorsby Gerald B. Sklare
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`A highly readable book and its greatest strength is that it provides practical examples of how the techniques work, using real-life case studies. In fact, appendix one is entirely devoted to this. An excellent introduction to a highly effective counselling approach' - Nurturing Potential</p> <p></p> <p>This book offers school counsellors an effective and efficient approach to helping students through the use of Solution-Focused Brief Counseling (SFBC).</p> <p> </p> <p>The author presents a focused, step-by-step approach to counselling in schools that leads to rapid, observable change in students. The skills of conducting solution-talk discussions with students can help to reduce arguments, improve relationships, and teach young people to assume responsibility and make better decisions in a supportive environment.</p> <p> </p> <p>This new approach, as the name implies, focuses on solutions rather than problems. Students learn how to set goals, rediscover their resources, and repeat past successes. </p> <p> </p> <p>This concise resource contains many tools and resources including:</p> <p>} reproducible materials for use with Solution-Focused Guided Imagery </p> <p>} short case studies and session transcripts to illustrate what SFBC looks like in practice </p> <p>} guidelines for using solution-focused methods with referred discipline cases </p> <p>} practice exercises to help readers apply the techniques </p> <p>} sample forms to use in SFBC </p> <p> </p> <p>An essential tool for school counsellors and a helpful resource for teachers and school administrators who also are involved in counselling primary and secondary students. This resource can also be used by psychologists, counsellors, and social workers who work with youth both in and out of the school setting.
By combining step-by-step instructions with vivid case examples, the author provides the necessary tools to easily and quickly implement this powerful counseling method.
This book will aid adults who seek to be more effective in their interactions with youth, but even more important, it offers a framework to help school personnel reconnect to the values and purposes that brought them into education and keep their interactions with children consistently grounded in their best intentions.William Madsen, Training CoordinatorFamily Institute of Cambridge
What you are about to read represents an ingenious application of narrative ideas to work in schools. While many people use these ideas, this book develops them in novel and interesting ways. This is some of the most creative and exciting work I have seen in this field.Jeffrey Zimmerman, DirectorBay Area Family Therapy Training Associates
Reduce discipline problems, improve relationships, and help students achieve their goals
With caseloads often exceeding 500 students, counselors cannot afford to spend countless hours on traditional approaches to individual problems. Solution-Focused Brief Counseling (SFBe offers counselors an effective approach that leads to rapid, observable change in students.
Brief Counseling That Works, Second Edition, combines step-by-step instructions with vivid case examples to provide a comprehensive and practical overview of the fundamental principles of SFBC. Author Gerald B. Sklare 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 studiesand 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 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.
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