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(p. 65) Week 17 Materials 

(p. 65) Week 17 Materials
(p. 65) Week 17 Materials

John E. Lochman

, Karen C. Wells

, and Lisa A. Lenhart

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date: 26 January 2021

(p. 66) Problem Solving - PlCC Model

Problem Identification (P.I.)

  1. (a) Perspective Taking

    • Identify what the problem is based on each person's perspective of the situation.

    • No blaming, name-calling, or put-downs in stating the problem.

  2. (b) Individual Goals

    • Identify your goal in the situation.

    • Identify the other person’s goal in the situation.

    • Look toward cooperation and compromise.

Identify Choices (C)

  • Brainstorm all possible solutions to the problem. What are your choices?

  • Do not evaluate the solutions in terms of outcome just list all possible choices.

Identifying Consequences (C)

  • Identify what the consequences would be for each solution.

  • Provide ALL possible consequences, both positive and negative.

Choose The Best Solution

  • Choose the best solution based on a review of all the consequences.

  • Weigh out the positives and negatives and choose the one that has the fewest negatives.

  • Choose a backup solution in case the first solution does not work.

  • Try out your solution.

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