Thinking and Acting Like a Solution-Focused School Counselor

Thinking and Acting Like a Solution-Focused School Counselor

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The books in this series represent the four key areas or theoretical constructs counsellors use when working with clients: Solution Focused, Behavioural, Cognitive, and Person-Centred.

Thinking and Acting Like a Solution-Focused Counselor provides counsellors with a practical guide to learning to think and then ACT like an expert counsellor.

The author focuses upon the development of the skills employed by solution-focused counsellors as they process client data, develop case conceptualizations and then formulate and implement specific treatment plans.

The book provides extensive case illustrations and guided practice exercises to move the reader from simply 'knowing' to 'doing' and is ideal for training new and less experienced counsellors in what to say, how to say it, and why to say it.
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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 177 x 254 x 10.16mm | 340g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 1412966450
  • 9781412966450
  • 1,311,523

Table of contents

About the Author
Introduction to Book Series
Part I. Solution Focus: A Model Guiding Reflective Practice
1. The School Counselor as Reflective Practitioner
2. The Fundamentals of a Solution-Focused Organizational Framework
Part II. Solution-Focused Discourse and the Strategies Employed
3. Highlighting the Possibility and Process of Change
4. Solutions Identification and Implementation
5. Identifying and Implementing Goal Attainment Strategies
Part III. From the Eyes of the Solution-Focused Expert
6. Solution-Focused School Counselor: Reflection In and On Practice
7. Practice in Procedural Thinking
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"This should be a required text for a school counseling degree." -- Jill R. Boyd, Counselor and Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer "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 "This book does make a distinct contribution to the field. This approach is one that school counselors can use. Many may be using a form of this and not even know it." -- Diane Smith, School Counselor
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About Richard D. Parsons

Richard D. Parsons, PhD, is a full professor in the Department of Counselor Education, at West Chester University. He has over 37 years of university teaching in counselor preparation programs. He has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Pennsylvania Counselor of Year award, and has authored or co-authored over 80 professional articles, book chapters, and books. His most recent books include Counseling Theory: Guiding Reflective Practice in 2014, Becoming a Skilled Counselor in 2013 (both with SAGE), and a series of four training texts for school counselors grouped under the title, Transforming Theory into Practice (Corwin Press). Additional recent works include Fundamentals of the Helping Process (Waveland Press), Counseling Strategies That Work!: Evidence-Based for School Counselors (Allyn & Bacon), and Counseling Strategies and Intervention Techniques (Allyn & Bacon). His current project finds him editing a 35-book series for SAGE Publications, 11 of which cover the common core competencies for counselor preparation as outlined by the Council for the Accreditation of Counselor Education and Related Programs (CACREP), with the remaining books targeting specialty areas.
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