The Field Guide to Counseling Toward Solutions: The Solution Focused School
March 2008, Jossey-Bass
About the Author.
1 Setting the Stage for Success2 Training Staff to Become Solution Focused.
3 Working Together with Teams, Teachers, and Parents.
4 Stopping the Special Education Referrals Creatively.
5 Combining Your Resources: Solution-Focused Support Groups.
6 The Solution-Focused School.
Bibliography and References.
Linda Metcalf, Ph.D., is a certified school counselor, licensed professional counselor, and licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of Texas. She is an associate professor and director of school counseling at Texas Wesleyan University. Metcalf is the author of numerous books, including Counseling Toward Solutions.
Saves counselors time: School counselors have less and less time for one-on-one counseling, and are clamoring for new approaches that are fast and effective. This book helps them gain the collaboration they need from colleagues and parents, getting everyone on the same page and saving valuable time for all involved.
A unique approach to current school issues: This is the only solution-focused school program available that involves everyone on campus and addresses today’s issues such as decreasing special education referrals.
Increase morale: This field guide will help the school counselor and administrator train and construct more effective parent conferences, student conferences, team meetings, staff meetings, and planning meetings that work. When school counselors introduce the solution-focused approach to teachers, those teachers feel more competent. When parents see the school is on the side of their child, they have more confidence in the school. As students see the school is ready to build a caring relationship, they behave. With the solution-focused school program, everyone wins.
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