Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Counseling and Guidance

First Advisor

Dr. James Ikonomopoulos

Second Advisor

Dr. Lionel Javier Cavazos Vela

Third Advisor

Dr. James Whittenberg


The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a practicum counseling experience on client therapeutic outcomes using Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Mexican American clients. We implemented a small series (N = 3) single-case research design to assess the effectiveness of SFBT for increasing hope and decreasing clinical symptoms. Clients’ clinical areas of functioning and clinically significant change will be evaluated using the Outcome Questionnaire -45.2 whereas hope will be assessed using The Trait Hope Scale. The results of this study will ultimately help researchers in counseling education, counselors, supervisors, and students by providing an outcome measure of practicum student therapeutic effects with Mexican American clients using SFBT.


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