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Culturally Considerate School Counseling : Helping Without Bias - Kim L. Anderson

Culturally Considerate School Counseling

Helping Without Bias

Paperback Published: 3rd November 2010
ISBN: 9781412987516
Number Of Pages: 192

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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.

"The author writes in a clear voice for students and families who are marginalized by their differences from the mainstream, offering practical strategies for the practitioner to use with both individuals and systems. A copy of this should be on every school counselor's bookshelf." -- Patricia Hart DeNoble, Clinical Social Worker
"The author's compelling personal story and journey, which serves as a connecting narrative while also serving as a means of explicating specific points in the text, was engaging and resulted in a single-sitting, straight-through reading of the book." -- Mary Monroe Kolek, Deputy Superintendent
"This is an extremely thoughtful, well-referenced book that encourages counselors and educators conduct their own research and educate themselves with clients' issues. All of us (hopefully) experience transformation in varying degrees on professional and personal levels. I feel very strongly that we must all take the responsibility to open ourselves to be transformed. Kim's work has challenged and inspired me to continue the next steps in my own professional/personal (and thus, spiritual) evolution." -- Bradley A. Leger, Coordinator, Organization Development and Evaluation Unit

About the Author
Populations to Consider
Culturally Considerate Counseling
Religion and Spirituality
Different Abilities
Aesthetic Issues
Environmental Issues
Gender and Sexuality Issues
Interfacing With Family, Faculty, Administration, and Community
School-Family-Community Partnerships
Team Building
School Counseling in the Age of Change
Consider These Counseling Challenges
School Counselors as Change Agents: Opportunities for Growth
Expanding Clinical Skills
Self-Care for the Caregiver
Afterword: What Is a School Without Bias?
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781412987516
ISBN-10: 1412987512
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 3rd November 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.4