"Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools is an excellent resource that provides step-by-step guidance on how to ask solution-focused questions and amplify change in ways that will achieve desired results quickly. Strengths of this book include demonstration of the solution-focused counseling process using real-world practice applications throughout the text and handy appendixes that serve as a go-to instructional guide for any counselor learning this approach."
—Cynthia Franklin, PhD, LCSW-S, LMFT
"Students all over the world are struggling with stress and anxiety. Solution-focused psychology and counseling offer an evidence-based toolbox for dealing with common school-related challenges in a positive, collaborative, and respectful manner. With the help of impressive case stories, John Murphy succeeds exceptionally well in explaining how solution-focused counseling can be used in schools to turn things around for children and teachers alike."
Stiernberg/Spencer Family Professor in Mental Health
The University of Texas at Austin
—Ben Furman, MD
This award-winning text translates the theoretical foundations of solution-focused counseling into a brief, culturally responsive approach for school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and graduate students. As an experienced practitioner and international presenter on this topic, Dr. Murphy has organized the fourth edition to reflect content offered in a comprehensive workshop on solution-focused counseling to further enhance its usefulness and presents a straightforward process for building practical solutions to some of the most challenging cases experienced in school settings.
Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute
Text features include a variety of real-life examples and dialogues with preschool-12 students, experiential activities and practice exercises, and appendixes with tools and templates for putting solution-focused counseling into immediate action. Chapters new to this edition cover developmental considerations and creative adaptations for working with children and adolescents, methods to explore progress in solution-focused work, and frequently asked questions. A complimentary test manual and PowerPoint slides for instructors are available by request.