Written by experts in the field, School-Based Family Counseling: An Interdisciplinary Practitioner's Guide focuses on how to make integrated School-Based Family Counseling (SBFC) interventions, with a focus on integrating schools and family interventions, in an explicit step-by-step manner. Departing from the general language used in most texts to discuss a technique, this guide's concrete yet user-friendly chapters are structured using the SBFC meta-model as an organizing framework, covering background information, procedure, evidence-based support, multicultural counseling considerations, challenges and solutions, and resources.
Written in discipline-neutral language, this text benefits a wide variety of mental health professionals looking to implement SBFC in their work with children, such as school counselors and social workers, school psychologists, family therapists, and psychiatrists. The book is accompanied by online video resources with lectures and simulations illustrating how to implement specific SBFC interventions. A decision tree is included to guide intervention.
About the Author:
Brian A. Gerrard, PhD is chair of the Institute for School-Based Family Counseling and director for the Oxford Symposium in School-Based Family Counseling which has members in 22 countries.
Michael J. Carter, PhD teaches the School-Based Family Counseling graduate students and directs the Counseling & Assessment Clinic at California State University, Los Angeles. He believes that multiculturally-focused family therapy is critical to our future.
Deborah Ribera, PhD is an assistant professor of Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles, a marriage and family therapist, a school counselor, and founder of the nonprofit organization Beyond the Block.