ASGW Webinar: The School Counselor’s Guide To Using A Solution Focused Approach with Students, Teachers, and Groups

In this session, ASGW presents Solution Focused Approach a method created by Linda Metcalf, PhD.

ASGW Webinar Overview:

This webinar will present some basics of the solution focused approach for school counselors, that are applicable for students in K-12 grades.  Each basic idea will be accompanied by case examples to make the approach easy to grasp. Additionally, participants will learn the 3 basic steps to having a solution focused conversation with students, parents and teachers.  

In addition, ideas for creating and facilitating solution focused groups  in schools for any situation will also be introduced.  Whether it is a group for anxious students or students who have experienced loss, the solution focused approach provides a safe and sensitive environment where students can discover their expertise in coping. The use of the solution focused basics and the 3 steps work perfectly in solution focused groups, which can be theme oriented or simply process groups, where students create their own direction for the group.   This webinar will provide the school counselor with a quick overview of the solution focused approach which promotes discovering the expert within each student, teacher or parent. 

Register for the webinar!

Date: 13/04/2021
Time: 12pm EST
Duration: 1 hour

*This webinar will be recorded*

To complete your registration, please click and follow the “online form” link below, and one of our moderators will be in touch with you!

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Webinar Learning Objectives

Participants will learn a basic overview of the solution focused basic constructs as they apply to the school setting.

Participants will get information on how to begin a solution focused group.

Participants will review the 3 basic steps to a solution focused conversation.

Linda Metcalf, M.Ed., PhD, LMFT

Linda Metcalf, M.Ed., PhD, LMFT is a Professor in the School Counseling Program at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a former middle school teacher and certified school counselor. She is the author of twelve books including Counseling Toward Solutions (1995, 2008, Wiley, 2019, KDP, 2021, Routledge), A Field Guide to the Solution Focused School (Wiley, 2008),Parenting Toward Solutions (1997, Prentice Hall), The Miracle Question, (2004, Crown House, UK)  Marriage and Family Therapy: A Practice Oriented Approach (Springer) 2011, and Solution Focused Narrative Therapy (Springer) 2017. The Solution Focused School Climate (2020, KDP). She is the creator of the Solution Focused Schools Unlimited podcast and the free, ongoing webinar series, SF Connection, created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Additionally, she has presented extensively in the United States, Australia, Japan, Newfoundland, Germany, Scotland, England, Norway, Amsterdam, Singapore, UK, Canada, Thailand and more. She consults with school districts desiring a solution focused approach.

She is currently President of the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and lives n Fort Worth, Texas with her husband Roger. Together, they are proud parents of three adult children, Roger Jr., Kelli and Ryan and two golden retrievers, Ranger and Ringo. Her website is