Solution-Focused Techniques with a Pre-Teen
by Sam Steen

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As their autonomy increases, pre-teens need effective skills to solve problems in and outside of the home. Learn how to harness the simple power of Solution Focused Therapy by watching Sam Steen work with 12-year-old Ella.
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When presented with a young client, clinicians may be tempted to utilize complex and lengthy family interventions. Simple, engaging, and creative solution-focused techniques may be all that is necessary.

In this scenario, Sam Steen skillfully and engagingly demonstrates core Solution Focused Techniques such as scaling, exceptions to the problem, and the miracle question with Ella. You will watch her learn problem solving skills she can use with her siblings, and that you can apply in your own work with pre-teen clients. presents Mastery in Minutes

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Length of video: 0:12:45

English subtitles available

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-586-6

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-586-1

Dr. Sam Steen, an Associate Professor and licensed Professional School Counselor, specializes in group work and cultivating Black students’ academic identity development. Dr. Steen was a school counselor for 10 years and these practitioner experiences shape his research agenda, approach to teaching, and service. Dr. Steen is a Fellow for the Association for Specialists in Group Work, a division of the American Counseling Association. Recently, Dr. Steen received the Al Dye Research Award and the Professional Advancement Award both from ASGW recognizing his outstanding efforts advancing the field of group work though research and development of a new and innovative strategies for schools, families, and marginalized communities.
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