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NCJ Number: 156503 Find in a Library
Title: Problem with Problem Solving: A Critical Review
Journal: Journal for Juvenile Justice and Detention Services  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1995)  Pages:30-35
Author(s): M D Clark
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article questions the efficiency of the problem-solving counseling model that currently dominates the juvenile justice field.
Abstract: The efficiency of the problem-solving counseling model is questioned, particularly in the context of competency-based brief therapy models originating in the family therapy field that are now being transitioned and applied to family-service and juvenile probation services. These models make alternative interventions available to juvenile justice workers that may not have been readily available before. The article reviews problem-focused treatment, problems associated with a problem focus, being right versus being successful, motivation, negative client perceptions and feedback, and labeling. The author believes that competency- based therapy approaches represent a viable alternative for the juvenile justice field because they are based on a strengths perspective and focus on positive client attributes. 10 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile treatment methods
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Family counseling; Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness; Juvenile counseling; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile probation; Treatment intervention model
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