Brief Intervention for School Problems: Collaborating for Practical Solutions

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Guilford Press, 1997 - Education - 175 pages
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With a simple focus on "what works, " this practical book spells out a compelling rationale and practical blueprint for time-efficient, collaborative problem solving in the schools. Demonstrating that every contact with clients is an opportunity for empowerment and change, the authors draw upon extensive hands-on experience and the latest findings in psychotherapy outcome research to present effective strategies for handling behavioral, academic, and psychosocial problems. Tables and figures highlight the building blocks of this unique approach, and extensive case examples and sample dialogues guide school practitioners and trainees through the interview and intervention process. Addressing a range of commonly encountered difficulties, such as recurring disciplinary problems, poor academic performance, and anxiety, chapters show readers how to build a positive relationship with students, teachers, and parents; concentrate on strengths and avoid exclusive focus on clients' deficiencies; assume alternative perspectives to encourage new solutions; alter problem cycles and validate clients' values and ideas about change; and evaluate and maintain progress.

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John J. Murphy, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling at the University of Central Arkansas, and a licensed school psychologist. His work experience includes two years as a high school teacher and 13 years as a full-time school psychologist in an urban setting. Dr. Murphy was named Kentucky School Psychologist of the Year in 1992, and was one of five finalists for the 1993 National School Psychologist of the Year Award. The author of several articles and book chapters as well as two books, Dr. Murphy is frequently invited to conduct training workshops around the country for school psychologists, counselors, teachers, and administrators.

Barry L. Duncan, Psy.D. is a psychologist with over 14,000 hours experience with people in distress. He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University, is in private practice in Port St. Lucie, and frequently provides training to therapists of all disciplines across the country. Dr. Duncan has published over 40 articles, chapters, and reviews, as well as 6 books. Most recently, he co-authored with Scott Miller and Mark Hubble, Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (Jossey-Bass, 1996), Escape From Babel (Norton, 1997), and Psychotherapy With Impossible Cases(Norton, 1997).

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