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This is a pretty good resource for this topic. Here are some take home points. (1) A problem solving approach works well for counseling in the schools. To use it, four questions can be your guide: (a) What is the problem? (b) Why is it occurring? (c) What can be done about it? and (d) Did the approach work? (2) There are several counseling approaches that you can draw from. The major ones described here are behavioral, cognitive, Gestalt, therapeutic recreation, Art Therapy, dance/movement, real ...more
meh. far too much of a lit review than anticipated. "A Practitioner's Handbook" should be more practical to use than this book. Chapters on Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral techniques are strong. Play therapy is described nicely. The book does a poor job of explaining REBT and completely ignores important counseling techniques for busy school psychologists such as Solution-focused, brief-counseling methods. I did like the emphasis on meeting IEP goals and the important point that there are ma ...more