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One-Credit Counseling Course Offered

NOV. 12, 2004--Teachers and school staff can take a one-credit graduate course on solution-focused counseling at UW-River Falls this January.

This course is designed for school counselors, school psychologists, teachers and school social workers. Classes will be held at the UW-RF campus on Jan. 8 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Online coursework is included and must be completed by March 21.

Solution-focused counseling is taught through a combination of lecture, case studies, videotapes, structured practice, recent research, role-play simulation and practical application.

"There are an increased number of school staff members going back to school to get their master's degrees, and this course is a great way to acquire graduate credits and develop valuable skills," said Tom Russo, UW-RF professor of education and clinical psychologist.

Solution-focused counseling is a unique course that pertains to all counseling positions within the school system. It maximizes student strengths and problem-solving strategies and effectively helps individual students conduct small-group and classroom interventions.

To register visit the UW-RF Outreach and Graduate Studies Web site at or call 715/425-3256. Questions about course content can be e-mailed to Russo at


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