ERIC Number: ED512283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Culturally Considerate School Counseling: Helping without Bias
Anderson, Kim L.
The author brings her counseling expertise, personal experience, and compassionate perspective to this practical resource that cultivates "cultural competence"--essential for work with diverse populations. Expanding the definition of culture, this book addresses how biases have evolved in new and challenging ways, and provides strategies to help school counselors create schools without bias by: (1) Recognizing the unique needs of students, including those with various spiritual beliefs and body types; (2) Interacting with families, faculty, administrators, and communities in culturally considerate ways; (3) Applying practical tools learned from case illustrations and new data; and (4) Engaging in self-reflection, self-care, and professional growth. Each chapter features a list of competencies, including the relevant ASCA National Model standards. The volume concludes with a "Culturally Considerate Counseling" model adapted from Anderson's work with veteran Corwin author, Bonnie M. Davis, who also writes a compelling foreword to the text. Contents of this book include: Part I: Populations to Consider: (1) Culturally Considerate Counseling; (2) Religion and Spirituality; (3) Different Abilities; (4) Aesthetic Issues; (5) Illness; (6) Environmental Issues; (7) Gender and Sexuality Issues; Part II: Interfacing With Family, Faculty, Administration, and Community: (8) School-Family-Community Partnerships; (9) Team Building; Part III: School Counseling in the Age of Change: (10) Consider These Counseling Challenges; and Part IV: School Counselors as Change Agents: Opportunities for Growth: (11) Expanding Clinical Skills; (12) Self-Care for the Caregiver. Foreword (Bonnie M. Davis), Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Author, Afterword: What Is a School Without Bias?, Resources, References and Index are also included.
Descriptors: Change Agents, School Counseling, Sexuality, School Counselors, Cultural Relevance, Counseling Techniques, Social Bias, Student Needs, Student Diversity, Family Involvement, Reflection, Professional Development, Competence, Religion, Religious Factors, Aesthetics, Diseases, Environmental Influences, Gender Issues, Family School Relationship, Teamwork
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