WS008: Brief Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools: Practical, Hands-On Strategies

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:00 AM–5:00 PM


This workshop will teach practical strategies of brief, solution-focused counseling, a culturally sensitive, research-supported approach to resolving behavioral and emotional problems at all grade levels. Participants will learn how to build cooperative relationships with “resistant” students, ask change-focused questions, develop creative interventions from students’ strengths, write therapeutic letters, and use client feedback to monitor and adjust services. On-site demonstrations, videos, and practice exercises will help participants apply solution-focused strategies the very next day on the job.


John J. Murphy, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR