Culturally Considerate School Counseling

Culturally Considerate School Counseling

Author: Kim L. Anderson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412987516

Category: Education

Page: 193

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"Cultural competence" has become a standard for all health and mental health professions and is essential to work with diverse populations. Expanding the definitions and experiences of culture, this book takes a specifically compassionate and introspective approach to addressing the continued biases dividing our classrooms and schools, explores how they manifest in this age of change, and provides strategies for school counsellors and other professional helpers within school communities. Twelve chapters grouped into four sections will 1) suggest new ways of considering student populations who may be seen, even heard, but seldom identified as needing unbiased help, 2) provide culturally considerate ways of interfacing with families, faculty, administration and community, 3) illustrate interventions via case vignettes and strategies from conventional and adjunct theories, and 4) support the need for self-reflection, self-care, and professional growth of school counsellors, social workers, and psychologists. Resources and useable references are also included. The book culminates with a model for "Culturally Considerate Counseling" adapted from the author's work with veteran Corwin author, Bonnie M. Davis, who also writes a compelling forward to the text.

Creating Culturally Considerate Schools

Creating Culturally Considerate Schools

Author: Kim L. Anderson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452283654

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 427

Are you seeing your students clearly? This unique collaboration between a veteran educator and a psychotherapist asserts that the educators who are most effective in teaching diverse populations are those who can "see students clearly and respond to their needs without hesitation or bias." Framed around an original, eight-stage model of diversity development, this book provides readers with essential tools for building a sturdy foundation of mutual respect. Included are specific strategies for creating a school environment that: Gives voice and consideration to all students Shows interest, empathy, and respect for all staff members Advocates respect and reverence of individuality

School Counseling for Black Male Student Success in 21st Century Urban Schools

School Counseling for Black Male Student Success in 21st Century Urban Schools

Author: Malik S. Henfield

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681231969

Category: Education

Page: 251

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Discussions and research related to the salience of Black male student needs and development in relation to their general success and well?being is well?documented in many fields. Indeed, many studies have found that healthy masculine identity development is associated with a number of positive outcomes for males in general, including Black males. In school counseling literature, however, this discussion has been relatively absent—particularly regarding those students living in urban contexts. Indeed, research devoted to the study of Black males in the school counseling literature focuses almost exclusively on race and issues associated with its social construction with only cursory, if any, attention given to their masculine identity development as a function of living in urban communities and attending urban schools. Based on this lack of information, it is probably a safe assumption that intentional, systematic, culturally relevant efforts to assist Black males in developing healthy achievement and masculine identities based on their unique personal, social, academic experiences and future career goals are not being applied by school counselors concerned with meeting students’ needs. School counselors are in a unique position, nonetheless, to lend their considerable expertise—insights, training and skills—to improving life outcomes among Black males—a population who are consistently in positions of risk according to a number of quality of life indicators. Without knowledge and awareness of Black males’ masculine identity development in urban areas, coupled with the requisite skills to influence the myriad factors that enhance and impede healthy development in such environments, they are missing out on tremendous opportunities which other professions appear to understand and, quite frankly, seem to take more seriously. As such, this book proposes to accomplish two specific goals: 1. Highlight the plight of Black males with specific emphasis on the ecological components of their lives in relation to current school culture and trends. 2. Encourage school counselors to give more thought to Black male identity development that takes into consideration differential experiences in society as a whole, and schools in particular, as a function of the intersection of their race, as well as their gender. The first rationale for this book, then, is to highlight the plight of Black males with specific emphasis on the ecological components of their lives in relation to current school culture and trends (e.g., standards?based accountability practices) in urban environments. However, I recognize the role of school counselors has never been fully integrated into educational reform programs. As such, their positions are often unregulated and determined by people in positions of power who do not understand their training, job?specific standards and, thus, potential impact on the lives of Black male students. As a result, their vast potential to develop strong interventions designed to address the myriad racial and masculine factors that serve to enhance and impede Black males’ academic achievement is often unrealized. Therefore, the second reason for this special issue is to include the scholarship of professional school counselors and counselor educators with policy change in mind. Scholars will be invited to contribute manuscripts that explore race, masculinity and academic achievement in relation to the role of school counselors. This is designed to encourage school counselors and counselor educators to give more thought to Black male identity development that takes into consideration differential experiences in society as a whole, and schools in particular, as a function of the intersection of their race, as well as their gender.

Career Counseling in Schools

Career Counseling in Schools

Author: Roger D. Herring

Publisher: Amer Counseling Assn

ISBN: UVA:X004378154

Category: Education

Page: 348

View: 640

This handbook is a resource for counselor educators, school counselors, and other helping professionals who have not discovered an appropriate multicultural approach to career development. It is designed to enhance the school counselor's knowledge about cultural diversity and to provide appropriate career development interventions with special population students. This book combines the themes of the relation of changing demographics to sociocultural and psychocultural imperatives in schools; the balance between universalism and cultural pluralism; the resilience and adaptation of ethnic and cultural student groups; and the ethnic and cultural status as stressors on the normal development of school-age youths. It presents explicit interventions, assessment techniques, and information services for successful career counseling with diverse, school-aged populations. It addresses the unique career concerns of immigrant students; gay, lesbian, and bisexual students; and students with physical, mental, or medial challenges. Each chapter contains experiential activities that can be adapted to various ages, grade level, and learning styles. (Contains an extensive reference list and an index.) (MKA)

Creating Culturally Considerate Schools

Creating Culturally Considerate Schools

Author: Kim L. Anderson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452269788

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 209

Are you seeing your students clearly? This unique collaboration between a veteran educator and a psychotherapist asserts that the educators who are most effective in teaching diverse populations are those who can "see students clearly and respond to their needs without hesitation or bias." Framed around an original, eight-stage model of diversity development, this book provides readers with essential tools for building a sturdy foundation of mutual respect. Included are specific strategies for creating a school environment that: Gives voice and consideration to all students Shows interest, empathy, and respect for all staff members Advocates respect and reverence of individuality

Foundations of School Counseling

Foundations of School Counseling

Author: Cher N. Edwards, PhD, LPCC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826187536

Category: Psychology

Page: 373

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Interweaves the perspectives of school counseling educators with those of practitioners in the trenches This foundational text for school counselors-in-training is the only book to have chapters coauthored by counselor educators and practicing school counselors. It delivers easily accessible information based on a scholarly foundation of best practice recommendations from the field and research-based, data-driven content, including school counseling interventions, issues for professional practice, and a toolkit of helpful resources. The book is distinguished by its in-depth examination of the day-to-day role of the school counselor in elementary, middle, and high school settings—often a different reality than the recommended practice by the ASCA National Model—along with a commitment to cultural competency and social justice throughout. Providing a platform for the contributions of historically underrepresented voices, the text links theory and practice to provide readers with tangible and concrete strategies to implement. It covers the nuts and bolts of school counseling interventions including individual, group, classroom guidance, and crisis intervention. Each chapter begins with a K-12 student testimony to highlight the impact of school counseling interventions and to promote a better understanding of student needs. This strengths-based text also examines a variety of contemporary topics that strongly affect students, including an entire chapter on LGBTQIA+ issues and coverage of Anti-Racism policies and Virtual Counseling. Additional features include Voices from the Field and Practical Applications that demonstrate real scenarios in practice. Instructor's will also have access to the Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and chapter-based PowerPoint presentations. Key Features: Merges the perspectives of counselor educators with the frontline experiences of practicing school counselors Examines in depth the day-to-day responsibilities of the school counselor Grounded in a scholarly foundation of research-based best practice recommendations Delivers student testimony about how school counseling has affected them Includes illustrative case studies and challenging discussion questions Details school counseling interventions and other practical applications Embraces a commitment to cultural competency and social justice throughout

The School Counselor's Book of Lists

The School Counselor's Book of Lists

Author: Dorothy J. Blum, Ed.D.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470450659

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 757

An updated edition of an essential go-to resource for school counselors Since 1997 The School Counselor's Book of Lists has offered counselors a wealth of relevant and much-needed information written in concise and user-friendly language. A quick, easy guide for finding information on almost any topic pertinent to school counselors, the book covers everything from writing student assessments and dealing with school crises to setting budgets and running effective meetings. In order to address the transformed role of school counselors, the contents of this comprehensive second edition map to the American School Counselor Association's National Model for Counseling Programs. Includes hundreds of helpful lists offering guidelines, strategies, trends, and resources Officially endorsed by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) The first edition was a bestselling title for school counselors Addresses the pressing issues faced by today's school counselors This revised edition is appropriate for school counseling graduate programs as well as to practitioners in the K-12 field.

Theories of School Counseling for the 21st Century

Theories of School Counseling for the 21st Century

Author: Colette T. Dollarhide

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190840242

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 369

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In 2002, the American School Counselor Association presented the ASCA National Model for school counseling programs as a framework for implementing best practices in training counselors to deliver the best evidence-based approaches for K-12 students. Without a unifying theory of practice,school counselors are often uncertain about how to implement the National Model. Theory, however, can undergird all aspects of school counseling work, influencing program selection for academic, career, and personal/social development; individual and group counseling work; and relationship buildingwith students, families, teachers, and administrators. Within a shared understanding of school counselors' professional role provided by the National Model, Theories of School Counseling Delivery for the 21st Century offers readers a compilation of contemporary, cutting-edge theories to inform theway school counselors practice the art and science of school counseling. The text - written by theory experts - offers tremendous insight into each, thereby helping readers to (a) select a favorite theory, and (b) learn to incorporate theoretical flexibility in school counseling.

What Grown-Ups Need to Know about Art Therapy for Kids

What Grown-Ups Need to Know about Art Therapy for Kids

Author: Kim L. Anderson

Publisher: Mabel Media

ISBN: 0971850828

Category:

Page: 25

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What Grown-Ups Need to Know About Art Therapy for Kids is written for any adult who cares about a child in treatment. Author, Kim L. Anderson, is a licensed clinical social worker, board certified art therapist, and consultant. She shares insights and suggestions from over thirty years of work with children & families, schools & organizations. Parents, grandparents and other primary caregivers as well as teachers, school counselors and other helping professionals will all benefit from the information and examples provided.

Transforming the School Counseling Profession

Transforming the School Counseling Profession

Author: Bradley T. Erford

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0133351890

Category: Education

Page: 462

View: 673

This text explains in a clear, concise manner how school counselors can effectively intervene systemically and personally on behalf of students, and how systemic, data-driven school counseling programs are effectively implemented through important leadership, advocacy, accountability, and diversity initiatives. School counselors in training get invaluable advice for preparing to enter their careers as a professional school counselors, and experienced professional school counselors and counselor supervisors get new perspectives and detailed descriptions for program development. Important foundational issues in developmental classroom guidance, individual and group counseling, consultation, collaboration and parental involvement, career and educational planning, and ethics and the law are introduced in easy to understand language, and illustrated with examples, case studies, and vignettes.