Solution-Focused Techniques with a Child
by Sam Steen

Mastery in Minutes

Young children can get locked into ineffectual ways of solving problems that only escalate conflicts within the family. By teaching them simple, playful solution-focused skills, you can help build their self-confidence and strengthen their relationships.
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Children enjoy the positive feelings that come with mastery, especially around tough situations at home and at school. In light of their playful nature and proven efficacy, Solution Focused Therapy techniques are particularly appealing to them, easy to learn, and to teach.

Once again, we see Sam Steen help a young client problem-solve by masterfully using the miracle question, scaling, and seeking exceptions to the problem. By integrating these techniques into your own work with children, they will grow in confidence and competence solving problems at home, in school, and on the playground. presents Mastery in Minutes

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Length of video: 0:13:16

English subtitles available

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-588-2

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-588-5

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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