The Homework Identification Plan: A Solution-Focused Activity to Promote Student-Athletes' Time Management Skills

Gerald Bryson Juhnke, Gerald A. Juhnke, Kathryn Henderson

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This article describes the first author's experiences utilizing the Homework Identification Plan (HIP). This plan is founded upon solution-focused theory and utilizes kinesthetic and visual learning methods. HIP provides a brief, inexpensive, and engaging game plan designed by the first author to promote high school student-athletes' time management skills and to increase the hours student-athletes invest in their homework. PERSPECTIVES is a special feature included in this issue of the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health that provides mental health professionals with an opportunity to discuss their positions on a variety of creativity-related topics. In this column, a high school student and two counselor educators share their perspective on a solution-focused game plan to promote high school student-athletes' time management skills. Gerald Bryson Juhnke, a high school student, athlete, and Winners' Circle member, developed this creative process. His father, Gerald A. Juhnke, and a colleague, Kathryn Henderson, adapted this innovative game for use in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-202
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Creativity in Mental Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013



  • adolescents
  • assessment
  • athletes
  • counseling
  • creativity
  • time management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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