VISTAS Counseling Children and Adolescents

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Brief Solution-Focused Counseling With Young People and School Problems

John Murphy


Truancy, violence, depression, and a host of other child and adolescent problems are on the rise. Counselors who work within and outside of schools are frequently asked to address such problems. This article offers hope and encouragement to counselors and other practitioners in the form of brief solution-focused counseling (BSFC), an efficient, research-based approach that is responsive to the practical realities of schools and managed care.

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