WS66: Brief Solution-Focused Counseling in the Schools Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 21–22

  • 2:00–9:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 21
    2:30–5:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 22
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 9
  • Skill Level: III
  • Members: $165
    Non-Members: $219

This session illustrates advanced techniques of brief solution-focused counseling, a highly practical, research-supported approach to working with students and others to resolve behavioral and social–emotional problems from preschool through high school. Participants will learn how to build cooperative relationships with “resistant” students; develop creative, resource-based interventions; interview the internalized other; externalize the problem; write therapeutic letters; encourage something different versus more of the same; and use systematic client feedback to adjust and evaluate services. Videotaped and live demonstrations, experiential exercises, and practice activities will be used to increase the practical application of techniques “the very next day on the job.”

Speaker(s): John J. Murphy, PhD, University of Central Arkansas, Conway

John J. Murphy, PhD, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, John J. Murphy, PhD, is an internationally recognized trainer and practitioner of brief therapy. He is a former finalist for NASP School Psychologist of the Year, author of Brief Intervention for School Problems and Solution Focused Counseling in Schools, and featured therapist in the Child Therapy with the Experts series.