Everything you need for maximum counseling results in less time!
Expert Gerald Sklare provides fresh insights and new applications for solution-focused brief counseling (SFBC). Learn to:
• Conduct brief, short-term sessions that lead to rapid, observable change
• Create well-defined client goals
• Enable clients to envision and take steps toward a more hopeful future
• Maximize your time for rapid, observable student progress
• Use the solution-focused principles with reluctant clients
• Conduct positive, goal-oriented parent conferences
• Work with individuals in school and community settings
You’ll find helpful flow charts and note sheets, and invaluable practice exercises.
|Edition description:||Third Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months|
About the Author
Gerald B. Sklare, Ed D, LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor), is a profes-sor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Both his master’s degree and doctorate are in counselor education from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He has served as a teacher and counselor in elementary, junior high, and high schools; he has conducted workshops around the United States on SFBC; and he has practiced in school settings and in private practice using this approach.Hear from the author himself here.
Table of Contents
Preface Overview of the Contents What’s New in This Edition Who Can Benefit From This BookAcknowledgmentsPublisher's AcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. Counseling in Schools and Other Settings: Problems and Solutions Origins of Solution-Focused Brief Counseling Differences and Similarities Effectiveness Core “Rules” Solution-Focused Assumptions Additional Guiding Concepts Summary Practice Exercise2. Setting Goals Opening the First Meeting: Establishing Rapport and Explaining the Process Developing a Positive Goal The Miracle Question “What Else” Questions Establishing Well-Developed Goals: An Overview Summary Practice Exercises3. Discovering and Constructing Solutions Discovering Unrecognized Solutions: Instances of Success Empowering Clients Through Recognition of Their Resources Scaling a Baseline and Progress Flagging the Minefield: Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles Concluding the Initial Session With a Message Summary Practice Exercise4. Connecting the Pieces Components of the First Session Case Study With Pedro: Session One Summary Practice Exercises5. Abbreviated SFBC Session Explaining the Process Determine What the Client Wants to Achieve Use Scaling to Determine Clients’ Views of Their Present Situation What’s the Highest Number the Client Has Ever Been? The Message A Case of an Abbreviated SFBC Session Summary6. Conducting Subsequent Sessions Subsequent Sessions: Getting Started Components of Second and Subsequent Sessions Assessing Whether Further Counseling is Needed Writing a Message Tools for Second and Subsequent Sessions: Flow Chart and Note Sheet Subsequent Sessions With Pedro Summary7. Working With Reluctant Clients and Challenging Situations Helping Involuntary Clients Become Customers for Counseling SFBC With Students Mandated for Counseling in Lieu of Disciplinary Action Turning Difficult Situations Into Workable Goals Summary8. Expanding Applications of Solution-Focused Concepts 10-Second “Counseling” Solution-Focused Counseling Referral Form Use of Puppets in SFBC Use of Sand Trays in SFBC Solution-Focused Group Counseling Classroom Counseling Using SFBC Methods Solution-Focused Parent-Teacher Conferences Solution-Focused Guided Imagery Summary Final ThoughtsAppendix A: Counseling Session With Kasey: A Practice ExerciseAppendix B: Solution-Focused Guided ImageryAppendix C: Practice Detailing a Non-Specific GoalReferencesIndex