School Interventionist for School Problems
Workshops for Spring, 2017
Feb 6, San Franscisco, California. Counseling Toward Solutions. Sponsored by California Assocation for School Counseling
Feb 7, Ranch Cucamonga, Counseling Toward Solutions. Sponsored by California Assocation for School Counseling
Feb 17, Nashville, Tennessee. A Solution Focused Approach to Narrative Therapy. Lipscomb University.
Feb 25, Austin, Texas, A Solution Focused Approach to Narrative Therapy, Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
ONLINE: The WCEA offers my programs for viewing anytime. Go to
Running from Anxiety: Ideas for working with children and adolescents using a solution focused narrative approach. (Includes actual session of a family.)
Ethics as a Tool for Competency: A one hour webinar for school counselors to review and reinforce their ethics as stated in the American School Counselor Association Code of Ethics.
See both courses at the link below!
SCHOOL RELATED ISSUES:
Does your child or teen struggle with behavior or academic issues at school? Do the teachers really understand what your child or teen needs? Has the vice principal or principal given up on your child or teen changing?
Has your teen created a reputation that keeps teachers from seeing the changes he/she wants to make?
I have been a school counselor and classroom teacher and now, am a family therapist with a focus on school issues. I have written four books on using a solution focused approach on school campuses and have the opportunity to present to schools and educators numerous times over the past twenty years.
To do this, I offer on campus consulting for behaviorally or academically challenged students, grades 1-12. Visiting the school allows me to understand the system involved in the client's life and meet face to face with teachers so we can progress together. My success rate with this approach is 96%. It typically takes one visit on campus to meet with administrators, teachers and, the student, to create a new context that makes a huge difference.
Fees for school related issues: $150 per hour for first session and each hour on campus with the student and teacher.
3110 E. Rosedale
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 10 books on solution focused therapy and one book on marriage and family therapy. She has been in private practice over 20 years. She does workshops internationally and nationally.
See the Workshops for Schools to learn what she does.
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.
If you would like to watch how Dr. Metcalf works with families, see "Running from Anxiety..." at:
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for attendance information on any of these workshops.
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