Presented by Arond Schonberg & Keith Fulthorp. If you had to develop an intervention…. The quarter grade report just came out and you see that your case load has over 100 students with two or more failing grades….
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If you had to develop an intervention… • The quarter grade report just came out and you see that your case load has over 100 students with two or more failing grades…. • Simultaneously, the principal prints out the quarterly attendance report of students with 5 or more period cuts/absences: your caseload has 200 students on the list….
Today’s Purpose • To provide you with an understanding of how to use solution focused counseling with a large number of students in the shortest time possible • To learn how to create meaningful connections for students that link them to their past successes • To demonstrate how to use a weekly, systematic approach to effect a change in students grades, attendance and outlook towards school. • To leave you with a tool you can take back to work and implement immediately
What “Problem Counseling” Sounds like to students: • When students are struggling academically, they often ignore or tune out “problem-focused” teachers, parents and counselors. Instead this is what PC’s sound like to the struggling student: • (Video Clips: Deleted from this version so that the file will be easier to email)
Theoretical Assumptions • When we concentrate on successes, beneficial changes will happen • Every problem has identifiable solutions and exceptions • Small change can lead to large change over time • All people have what it takes to solve their problems
Additional Guiding Concepts • Avoid problem analysis • Be efficient • Be behaviorally specific • Focus on the present and future • Focus on action rather than insight
Theoretical Techniques • Exceptions • Positive Goals • Scaling • Flagging the Minefield • The Miracle Question • Cheerleading • Empowering • What Else and Instead Questions • Rediscovering Unrecognized Solutions • Keeping the change going
Basic Flow of Solution Focused Counseling • Identify the problem that brought the student to you • Externalize the problem for the student by giving it a name • Ask the miracle question or nightmare question • Extract the goals of what the student wants to be different
Basic Flow of Solution Focused Counseling • Have the student scale the problem 0 – 10, 10 the problem is most intense and 0 the problem is gone, where are they today? • Help the students find exceptions currently and or in the past • Have the students anticipate possible obstacles to their success by flagging the minefield • Have the student write up a plan that is as specific as possible
First Follow Up
Second Follow Up
Third Follow Up
ISS in Action • Small group activity • Partner up with someone near you • Review the ISS packet • Review the ISS meeting instructions • Take turns role playing • Run through the ISS once from an academic problem frame • Run through the ISS once from an attendance problem frame
Questions/Quick Review • Individual Solution Strategies has been developed over the past two years, and has been utilized in high school and higher education settings • Promising results indicate increases in academic achievement and attendance • Implementing the ISS in your school site allows you to easily document significant positive results, in a short time
Contact Information Keith Fulthorp Arond Schonberg • CSU Long Beach Department of Recreation & Leisure Studies • 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840 • email@example.com • 562-985-8728 • Redondo Union High School • 631 Vincent Park Redondo Beach, CA 90277 • firstname.lastname@example.org • 310-798-8665