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Linda Metcalf

Linda Metcalf

Professor of Graduate Counseling, Director of Graduate Counseling Programs
Community Counseling Center

Education 

  • Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
  • M.Ed., Guidance, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
  • B.A. in secondary education; teaching fields-Earth Science and Art, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Linda Metcalf, Ph.D., LMFT is a Professor of Education and Director of Graduate Counseling Programs at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas where she also maintains a private practice and school consulting. She is the author of ten books including Counseling Toward Solutions (1995, 2008, Wiley), A Field Guide to the Solution Focused School (Wiley, 2008),Parenting Toward Solutions (1997, Prentice Hall), The Miracle Question, (2004, Crown House, UK)  and  Marriage and Family Therapy: A Practice Oriented Approach (Springer, 2011).She has presented to trainees in the United States, Australia, Japan, Newfoundland, Germany, Scotland, England, Norway, Amsterdam, Singapore and Canada, Thailand and more. She is Past President of both the Texas Association for Marriage and Family therapy and the American Association for Marriage and  Family Therapy. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband Roger. Together, they are proud parents of three adult children, Roger Jr., Kelli and Ryan.

Courses Taught

  • 6308
  • 6311
  • 6312
  • 6313
  • 6314
  • 6315
  • 6316
  • 6317
  • 6318
  • 6319
  • 6321
  • 6322
  • 6324
  • 8320
  • 8322
  • 8324
  • 8334
  • 8417
  • 8328
  • 8329
  • 8330
Presentations
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, Arlington ISD, January, 2015.
  • Ethics as a Tool for School Counselors, Richardson ISD, February, 2015. 
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, Fort Worth, ISD, February, 2015. 
  • A Solution Focused Approach to Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Expo, February, 2015, Denver, Colorado. 
  • Routledge Book Proposal Reviews and Endorsements,  Spring/Summer, 2015 
  • Group leadership skills: The Interpersonal process in group counseling and therapy. (proposal) 
  • Terry Hargrave and Nicole Zasowski and is for a second edition of Families and Forgiveness: Healing Wounds in the Intergenerational Family (proposal) 
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with the LGBT Community, by Rebekka N. Ouer.  (endorsement) 
  • Yasmin Ajmal & Harvey Ratner for a new book entitled Supporting Education: Solution Focused Practice in Schools. 
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, Region 3, Victoria, Texas, April, 2015 
  • Teaching Toward Solutions, Region 3, Victoria, Texas, July,  2015
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, Basic Training, Arlington ISD, Arlington, TX  August, 2015
  • AISD supervision for Counseling Toward Solutions Basics, September, 2015.
  • Ethics Panel, Texas Wesleyan University, September, 2015.
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, Northside ISD, San Antonio, TX, September, 2015.
  • Teaching Toward Solutions, Runge ISD, Runge, TX, October, 2015.
  • AISD supervision for Counseling Toward Solutions Basics, October, 2015.
  • Counseling Toward Solutions for High School Counselors, Arlington ISD, October, 2015.
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, Region 7, Kilgore, TX.  October, 2015.
  • A Solution Focused Approach to Talking to Students:  For School  Nurses. Region 11, October, 2015.
  • Counseling Toward Solutions for High School Counselors, Part 2- Arlington ISD, October, 2015.
  • Teaching Toward Solutions, Beijing Normal University, November, 2015.
  • Endorsement provided for Debbie Hogan’s Solution Focused Book, Singapore, December, 2015.
  • A Solution Focused Approach to Narrative Therapy:  Fort Worth Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • A Solution Focused Approach to Narrative Therapy, Texas Wesleyan Univeristy, Masters Series, February, 2016.
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, NIST, Bangkok, Thailand, March, 2016
  • Teaching Toward Solutions, NIST, Bangkok, Thailand, March, 2016.
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, Oxford RoundTable, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, March, 2016.
  • Counseling Toward Solutions II, Arlington ISD,  March, 2016, Arlington, TX
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, Bakersfield ISD, Bakersfield, California, June, 2016.
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, Northwest ISD, Fort Worth, TX, July, 2016.
  • Ethics as a Tool, Northwest ISD, Fort Worth, TX, July, 2016.
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, Eagle Mountain ISD, Saginaw, Texas, August, 2016.
  • Teaching Toward Solutions, International School of Thailand, Phuket, Thailand, October, 2016.
  • Counseling Toward Soutions, South East Asian School Counseling Conference, Phuket, Thailand, October, 2016.
  • Navigating the Court:  Solution Focused Therapy with Families, Texas Wesleyan University, with Michael Flores, Fort Worth, TX,  August, 2016.
  • A Solution Focused Approach to Narrative Therapy.  Vanderbilt University, February, 2017.
  • A Solution Focused Approach to Narrative Therapy, TAMFT, February, 2017
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, San Franscisco, California, February, 2017.
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, Rancho Cucamonga, California, February, 2017.
  • A Solution Focused Approach to Narrative Therapy, Texas Wesleyan University Masters Series, March, 2017. 
Publications
  • Counseling Toward Solutions, (1995). 2nd Edition, (2008) John Wiley and Sons. 
  • Parenting Toward Solutions, (1997).  Prentice-Hall,  New York. (2002). QED.
  • Solution Focused Group Therapy, (1998). The Free Press, New York. 
  • Teaching Toward Solutions, (1999). Prentice-Hall, New York. (2003). Crown House, UK.,  (2004).  Estonia, Chinese translations.
  • The Miracle Question: Answer it and change your life!. (2004). Crown House Publishers, UK and US. 
  • How to Say it On College Applications- Prentice-Hall.  June, 2007.
  • A Field Guide to Counseling Toward Solutions. Wiley & Sons, Publication Date:  1-08 
  • The Art of Solution Focused Therapy. Written with Elliott Connie, Springer Publishing. July, 2009.
  • Solution Focused RTI-  Josey-Bass Publishers. May, 2010
  • Marriage and Family Therapy: A Practice Oriented Approach.  Springer Publishing.  July, 2011
  • Marriage and Family Therapy: A Practice Oriented Approach.  Instructor Manual. Springer Publishing.  July, 2011
  • A Solution Focused Approach to Narrative Therapy.  In process. Springer Publishing.

Articles

  • “Therapy with parent-adolescent conflict: creating a climate in which clients can figure what to do differently,” Family Therapy Case Studies, Fall, 1992, Michael Durrant, Editor.
  •  “The walls will keep me safe: a client deals with claustrophobia,” News of the Difference, Dvorah Simon, editor, Fall, 1993.
  • “Client and therapist perceptions of change in solution focused brief therapy: a qualitative analysis,” Journal of Family Psychotherapy, volume 5, number 4, 1994.”
  • “What Works in Solution Focused Brief Therapy,” in Handbook of Solution Focused Brief Therapy,  Scott Miller et al, Josey Bass Publishers, 1996.
  • “Great Expectations,” Learning Magazine, March, 1995.
  • “Rules for the Family Pow-Wow,” Ladies Home Journal, January, 1997.
  • “No more nagging, shouting, spanking…there’s a better way,” Woman’s Day, April 1, 1997
  • “Can a new solution-focused approach solve an old problem?” American Secondary Education, Fall, 1999. 

Excerpts in the following:

  • Creative Strategies for School Problems, Michael Durrant, W.W. Norton Publishers, 1995. Chapter on school strategies for teachers, with a solution focus.
  • Residential Treatment, Michael Durrant, W.W. Norton Publishers, 1993.  Chapter on Group Therapy with a Solution Focus.
  • “Client and therapist perceptions of change in solution focused brief therapy: a qualitative analysis.” Linda Metcalf PhD, Frank Thomas, PhD. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, volume 5, number 4, 1994.
  • Creative Strategies for School Problems, Michael Durrant, W.W. Norton Publishers, 1995. Chapter on school strategies for teachers, with a solution focus.
  • Residential Treatment, Michael Durrant, W.W. Norton Publishers, 1993.  Chapter on Group Therapy with a Solution Focus.
  • “Solution Focused Therapy,” a chapter contributed to Handbook of Innovative Psychotherapiesat press, John Wiley and Sons.
  • “Solution Focused Family of Origin Therapy,” a chapter contributed to the Milton Erikson Foundation Conference Edition.  January, 1999.
  • Solution Focused Therapy with Families. A chapter contributed to the Texas Association