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- ISBN: 9780415636018 | 0415636019
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 1/17/2013
This book came about as an attempt to provide an answer to the question that is often put to the author (and other professors and expert school practitioners): "how can we talk to students in ways that sustain their attention, motivation, and investment?" This question gets at one of the most difficult aspects of working with children in a K-12 school setting- engaging with the students and keeping their attention long enough to effect change, namely the importance of student involvement. This book emphasizes change-promoting aspects of student interviewing with a solution-focused approach to working with children and adolescents, providing step-by-step guidelines for engaging with students in solution-building from the first moments of contact. It pays careful attention to developmental differences in age groups, providing age-specific interventions, strategies, and general approaches to working with students in a positive and supportive manner. Drawing equally from the author's extensive counseling and classroom teaching experience, the most current literature, and using case examples to illustrate key points, the book is written in an accessible and practical style that will allow the reader to quickly implement the content in their real world situation.