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ERIC Number: ED476909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Multicultural Perspectives in Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Programs.
Holcomb-McCoy, Cheryl
With the increasingly diverse student population of today's schools, there is a critical need for school counselors who are able to effectively guide and counsel students of culturally diverse backgrounds. As school counselors work with larger numbers of culturally different students, there is an increasing need for more school counselors who trained to work with culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse student populations. In so doing, school counselors may need to alter their perceptions, learn to counsel and consult with diverse populations, become knowledgeable of other cultures, and more importantly, use culturally appropriate counseling interventions with students and their families. Despite this adoption of multicultural content into the practice and training of school counselors, there is very little literature linking multicultural counseling competence and the services that school counselors provide. Hence, the primary purpose of this article is to describe how multiculturalism applies to the typical services (i.e., counseling, consulting, coordinating, assessment, and classroom guidance) provided by school counselors as part of comprehensive guidance and counseling programs. (Contains 65 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A