Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools, Third Edition
"John Murphy does a wonderful job of translating the philosophy and principles of solution-focused counseling into practical terms that school counselors can use. He draws from his extensive background to write a book that is personal, academically sound, and interesting. I highly recommend this resource to all mental health professionals who want to learn more about this creative therapeutic approach."
-Gerald Corey, EdD, ABPP
Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling
California State University, Fullerton
"Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools is a tour de force within the profession. I have required my counselors-in-training to implement Dr. Murphy's solution-focused approach with great results. This book will help you use students' strengths and resources to resolve school problems rapidly and effectively."
-Norma L. Day-Vines, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Education
"This book combines cutting-edge methods with Dr. Murphy's counseling wisdom to deliver a unique and potent 'must-read' for those wishing to provide outstanding, effective support to students of all ages."
-Ioan Rees PhD, AFBPs
Chief Executive, Sycol
The third edition of this widely adopted text covers the philosophical foundations and nuts-and-bolts of using solution-focused counseling to help preschool-12 students resolve problems. Dr. Murphy's practical and respectful approach has been successfully applied throughout the world by school counselors, counselors-in-training, psychologists, social workers, teachers, administrators, and clinicians who work with young clients. His empowering techniques help students focus on doing what works as simply and efficiently as possible by using their strengths, resources, wisdom, and feedback.
This edition includes new chapters and information on the restrictive influence of problems, strategies for building positive relationships, collecting client feedback to monitor and improve services, and coconstructing solvable problems and reachable goals. Real-life case examples, sample dialog from counseling sessions, discussion and practice exercises, troubleshooting tips, and new and expanded appendixes enhance the book's classroom and clinical utility.
A complimentary test manual and PowerPoint slides for instructors' use are available by written request to ACA.