Teaching and Counseling Toward Solutions Conference
AUGUST 7, 8, 2014
THE RESIDENCE INN
2280 Valley View Lane, Irving, Texas 75062
Based on the books, Counseling Toward Solutions, and Teaching Toward Solutions, this conference will provide 12 CEU’s that describe effective methods to change behaviors in all ages of students, motivate them academically, create peacefully managed classrooms for teachers, transform the RTI process into a collaborative event and engage parents in conferences that they want to attend!
12 CEU's for LPC, LMFT, SW
Agenda Day 1: Teaching and Counseling Toward Solutions: The Basics of the Solution Focused Approach 9 am-4pm - Linda Metcalf, M.Ed., PhD, CSC
-Lean the basics from the author of Counseling Toward Solutions through experiential exercises, video tapes, lecture, role play and more!
Agenda Day 2: *Eight Break Out Sessions- Two Tracks-Elementary and Secondary- 1.5 hours each, 9 am -5pm- Topics include the following:
*Simple Parent Conference Solutions for Elementary Students- Christina Stanley, LPC, School Counselor
*Redescription: A Tool for Possibilities in Changing Behavior in Elementary Students- Angela Horn, Teacher
* Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade Solutions for At Risk Students- Stephanie Green, LPC, Interventionist
*A Change of Culture: The Solution Focused Elementary School- Regina Rockwood, School Counselor
*Revisioning Success with Secondary Students/ The Competency Based Classroom- Brooke Goggans, Counselor *
*Narrative Conversations VS Referral: High School Students At Risk- Tiphynee Shurmon, School Counselor
*Navigating the Territory in High School Solution Focused Groups- Rodney Shepherd, Academic Coach
*From Problem Talk to Solution Talk in One Session With Families- Trigg Even, PhD, LPC-S
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS PRIOR TO 7-1-14: PROFESSIONALS:
1 DAY- $99 –REGISTER AT: http://ezregister.com/events/9882/
2 DAYS- $159-REGISTER AT: http://ezregister.com/events/9881/
*AFTER 7-1-14, 1 DAY=$109, 2 DAYS $159
STUDENTS: $59 each day- Register and pay at the door with current ID
NEED MORE INFO? EMAIL: LMETCALF@TXWES.EDU OR CALL 817-690-2229 FOR INFORMATION
If you are seeking counseling services- welcome!
Thanks for visiting my website. I use a solution focused approach, which views every client as competent, and encourages me to look past pathology and problems and discover together, with you, the client, times when you were more competent and successful. This approach does not ignore the past, but instead, seeks to learn from the past how you have survived, coped and dealt with other situations. These discoveries reveal your strengths and help us to form strategies for the current situation. As a result, counseling is often brief and you leave feeling as if things are not as bad as you thought, with tools to use for the next week or two.
My work as a solution focused therapist allows me to work with virtually any issue brought to therapy from drug or alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, depression, transition issues, grief and loss, anger and anxiety. Most of my clients complete therapy within six sessions.
Individual therapy with adults, adolescents and children, ages 5-12
SCHOOL RELATED ISSUES: I offer consulting for behaviorally or academically challenged students, grades 1-12 based on a solution focused approach. I frequently visit schools where my client attends so that I may understand the system involved in the client's life and meet face to face with teachers.
Fees: $100 per hour
Dr. Linda Metcalf is a licensed marriage and family therapist and uses a solution focused approach when working with clients. Dr. Metcalf is the author of 9 books on solution focused therapy and one book on marriage and family therapy. She has been in private practice over 20 years. See the "books" link above to view her books.
What is Solution Focused Therapy?
Solution focused therapy focuses on the strengths and abilities of people instead of on the problems that intrude in their lives. By creating goals with the client through a variety of questions including "the miracle question" clients work efficiently to accomplish what they want different in their lives.
Children and adolescents benefit from the approach as well, particularly when bothered by habits of anger, sadness and trauma. By "externalizing" the problem, the client, along with Dr. Metcalf begins to discover ways to keep the habit away. This narrative therapy approach, pioneered by Michael White is a very helpful approach.
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