Brief Intervention for School Problems: Collaborating for Practical Solutions

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This book draws on the authors' decades of research and extensive hands-on experience to present proven strategies for resolving school problems. Incorporating the latest findings on psychotherapy outcomes, the authors provide a practical blueprint for collaborative, client-directed brief intervention that empowers students, parents and teachers to make and maintain positive changes. Extensive case examples guide readers through the interview and intervention process and clearly illustrate the authors' efficient, innovative, and flexible approach.

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John J. Murphy, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling at the University of Central Arkansas, and a licensed school psychologist. His work experience includes two years as a high school teacher and 13 years as a full-time school psychologist in an urban setting. Dr. Murphy was named Kentucky School Psychologist of the Year in 1992, and was one of five finalists for the 1993 National School Psychologist of the Year Award. The author of several articles and book chapters as well as two books, Dr. Murphy is frequently invited to conduct training workshops around the country for school psychologists, counselors, teachers, and administrators.

Barry L. Duncan, Psy.D. is a psychologist with over 14,000 hours experience with people in distress. He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University, is in private practice in Port St. Lucie, and frequently provides training to therapists of all disciplines across the country. Dr. Duncan has published over 40 articles, chapters, and reviews, as well as 6 books. Most recently, he co-authored with Scott Miller and Mark Hubble, Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (Jossey-Bass, 1996), Escape From Babel (Norton, 1997), and Psychotherapy With Impossible Cases(Norton, 1997).

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Preface
I. Foundations
1. Kenny: An Introduction to What Works
2. Empirical Foundations of Effective Intervention
II. The Brief Intervention Approach
3. Assessment: The First Interview
4. Intervention I: The Client Knows Best
5. Intervention II: If at First You Don't Succeed, Try Something Different
6. Evaluating and Maintaining Progress
III. Cases and Conclusions
7. The Case of Larry: Working with What Works
8. The Case of Maria: When Rationality Doesn't Make Sense
9. Special Challenges and Final Thoughts

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