Solution-Focused Brief Counseling

Presented by OCA and Oakland Schools on November 7th

Speaker: Dr. Gerald Sklare

Gerald B. Sklare, EdD, LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor), is author of Brief Counseling That Works, a best selling, "how to" book on solution-focused brief therapy, now in its 3rd edition (2014). Dr. Sklare received training in solution-focused therapy from the founders of the approach, Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg.

Oakland County School Counselor Workshop on Election Day!

Tuesday, Nov. 7th, 8:30am-3pm

2111 Pontiac Lake Road

Waterford Township, MI

The Oakland Counseling Association is thankful to work with Oakland Schools again this year to offer an amazing professional development opportunity on election day for school counselors throughout Oakland County. As in previous years, Oakland Schools, district superintendents, and school counselors have identified that access to relevant school counseling professional development is critical for our continued professional competency and growth.


This year, we are excited to have Dr. Sklare coming to facilitate this workshop on Solution-Focused Brief Counseling (SFBC). This approach to counseling is ideal for a school setting in that it focuses on student strengths, future solutions, and is time practical! From the OCA needs assessment survey last year, many of you indicated that you wanted strategies to "take home", that are realistic given our time and resource constraints, and that you can immediately add to your toolbox. We hope this workshop on Solution-Focused Brief Counseling is just that for you.

Register for SFBC!

Current Oakland Counseling Association members pay only $15 (to cover the cost of lunch). Non-member cost is $30.


Register Here for Solution-Focused Brief Counseling


Will your entire department or district cohort be attending? Ask your district to pay for your attendance at this relevant professional development opportunity. Contact Randy Maddock, our OCA Treasurer, to arrange group payment.

Not an OCA Member? Join OCA Today!

Do some quick math...

$20 for Individual OCA Membership + $15 Member Rate for SFBC Workshop = $35 Total


Why pay $30 for one workshop as a non-member, when you can join OCA and attend the SFBC workshop for $35? As a member you will get discounted admission to all OCA events for the 2017-2018 school year as well as free admission to select events. You will be joining an organization of over 200 school counselors in Oakland County and surrounding areas. We promote collaboration, advocacy for our profession, and provide relevant professional development throughout the year. Join today!


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