Consultation Across Cultural Contexts addresses the challenges that school psychologists face when working in unfamiliar settings and diverse cultural contexts. Establishing first the necessity of understanding and respecting these contexts, this book provides both theoretical background knowledge and a wealth of technical and practical information, animated by first-hand accounts. Divided into sections that touch upon topics such as difficult teachers and the role of poverty, race, and class, the selections include examples from diverse school ecologies, schools in various states of transition, resource challenged schools, and more.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Colette Ingraham. Acknowledgements. Introduction: Consultation with Diversity in Mind. Antoinette Halsell Miranda. Part I. The Cultural Context of Schools. Chapter 1: Consulting with a Social Justice Mindset.Antoinette Halsell Miranda and Kisha M. Radliff. Chapter 2: Engaging in Culturally Responsive Consultation Practices. Emilia C. Lopez and Jennifer Kong. Part II. Consultation with Teachers Who Present Barriers. Chapter 3: What to do when a Consultee Views Students as “The Problem”. Erin M. McClure. Chapter 4: Working Against the School to Prison Pipeline: Lessons from a Novice Consultant. Amy Bremer. Chapter 5: Conceptualizing Problems by Focusing Cultural Context, Bias, and Generalization. Maggie Beard. Part III. Consultation within the Cultural Context of Poverty, Race, and School. Chapter 6: The Problem Associated with Viewing Students through a Deficit Lens. Naima Shirdon. Chapter 7: Improving Self-Esteem and Reducing Female Relational Aggression in Urban Classrooms. Lauren Wargelin and McKenzie Mallen. Chapter 8: Identifying, Understanding, and Navigating the Unalterables in a Consultation Case to Affect Change. Nicole M. Brown. Part IV. Culturally Competent Consultation Practice Leads to Success. Chapter 9: The Culturally Confident Consultee: Successful Multicultural School Consultation. Carly Tindall. Chapter 10: Cultural Understanding and Communication: Keys to Successful Multicultural School Consultation. Abigail Baillie. Chapter 11: A Tale of Two Teachers: How Collaboration Sparks Success in Consultation. Kristen N. Heering. Chapter12: Summary/Conclusion. Antoinette Halsell Miranda. List of Contributors.
Antoinette Halsell Miranda is Associate Professor of School Psychology at The Ohio State University.