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Counselor’s Hub: POOCH Problem Solving
07 May
  • Counselor’s Hub: POOCH Problem Solving

Last week as part of our Parent Education series, MSB School Counselor Ken presented information to the community demonstrating ways to have a growth mindset and tips to improve your child’s social and emotional development at home. In Q&A time Ken was asked if he could recommend some reading to further understand the Problem Solving – Solution Focused approaches. Please see below the website and bibliography. Counselor’s Hub is here to help students, parents, and teachers achieve their personal best. Enjoy! 

What is POOCH problem solving? 

POOCH is a problem solving process that can be used in any number of different contexts. It is a broad framework that can be applied to intentional conversations with young people who are asking for help with an issue of concern. It is the role of the parent and teacher to help the child/ student solve their own problems and this process is a great way to map problems – options – outcomes – choices. 

Pooch Overview 


Attack of the Teenage Brain by John Medina 

Mindset by Carol S Dweck 

The Optimistic Child by Martin Seligman 

The PERMA model, a scientific Theory of Happiness by Martin Seligman 

Should you have any concerns, please contact School Counselor Ken at schoolcounselor@msb.edu.cn