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.

Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools

John J. Murphy


Have you ever...
• Tried to convince students that they have a problem when they don’t think they do?
• Felt your clients becoming less and less engaged the harder you tried to engage them?
• Found yourself working a lot harder than the student to change a school problem?
• Felt largely responsible for providing a solution to the school problem?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I hope you will find the ideas of
solution-focused counseling as useful in your work as they have been in mine. Following
a summary of relevant research, the major assumptions and tasks of solution-focused counseling are presented. 

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