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GWC 500-32 Solution-Focused Counseling in School

Ended May 15, 2020
2 credits

Full course description

Event Sponsor: 

Century High School

Event Contact Name: 

Mary Palmer

Position or Title: 

Instructional Coach

Event Contact Phone: 

(701) 323-6522

Event Contact Email:

Event Location: 

Century High School

Event Start Date: 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Event End Date: 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Objective and Outcomes: 

• Participants will be able to create positive goals with students.
• Participants will know and implement solution-focused counseling techniques in the school environment.
• Participants will be able to meet student needs in brief sessions that are solution-focused.
• Participants will reflect on and modify the effectiveness of the application.

Resources/Course Materials: 

• Brief Counseling That Works: A Solution-Focused Therapy Approach for School Counselors and Other Mental Health Professionals by Gerald B. Sklare


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Evaluation and Evidence of Learning and Application: 

1. Reflections on New Learning (Describe the information sharing or collaboration options your participants will engage in as evidence of reflection upon the session content.)
• Counselors will meet weekly to discuss reading
• Counselors will reflect on past practices and how new techniques can prove more effective.

2. Application of New Learning: (Describe what participants will be asked to do to show evidence of application of the session content to their work.)
• Counselors will implement solution-focused counseling and will discuss successes and challenges.
• Counselors will informally monitor students’ successes and struggles while implementing this new counseling technique.
• Counselors will review anecdotal evidence including attendance, behaviors, work completion, grades to monitor growth.
• Counselors will share information with staff, especially the study was done on solution-focused parent-teacher conferences.