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ERIC Number: EJ701886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-1
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
Assessing the Multicultural Competence of School Counselors: A Checklist
Holcomb-McCoy, Cheryl
Professional School Counseling, v7 n3 p178 Feb 2004
With the increasing number of children from diverse backgrounds entering the U.S. school systems, it is imperative that school counselors gain a working knowledge of how to best serve these children. This article provides a checklist of 51 competencies that the author believes are necessary for working with culturally diverse students. The competencies offered were gathered through a theme analysis of the literature pertaining to multicultural school counseling. Nine areas of competence are suggested: multicultural counseling, multicultural consultation, understanding racism and student resistance, multicultural assessment, understanding racial identity development, multicultural family counseling, social advocacy, developing school-family-community partnerships, and understanding cross-cultural interpersonal interactions. Implications for school counselors and school counselor educators are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A