ERIC Number: EJ1113322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
School-Based Consultation: Training Challenges, Solutions and Building Cultural Competence
Sander, Janay B.; Hernández Finch, Maria E.; Pierson, Eric E.; Bishop, Jared A.; German, Rachel L.; Wilmoth, Claire E.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v26 n3 p220-240 2016
This is a consensual qualitative research study of the perceptions of university faculty about methods and tools to teach students the professional competency area of school-based psychological consultation, with special attention to cultural competence. The participants (n = 7) included faculty of school psychology programs located in the Northeast, South, Midwest, and Mountain regions of the United States. Participants were from programs serving urban, suburban, and rural settings and represented a wide range of consultation backgrounds, experiences, and theoretical orientation. The analysis revealed three major themes: general coverage of the consultation skills and content, university tension with school setting needs, and specific hurdles and solutions to diversity training. This study also provided ideas on how trainers might overcome some of the barriers to addressing diversity.
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, School Counseling, Counseling Services, Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Barriers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Counselor Training, School Psychologists, Counseling Psychology, Teacher Characteristics, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism, Course Descriptions, Interviews, Coding
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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