1st Edition

Critical Theories for School Psychology and Counseling A Foundation for Equity and Inclusion in School-Based Practice

Edited By Sherrie Proctor, David P. Rivera Copyright 2022
    280 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    280 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Critical Theories for School Psychology and Counseling introduces school psychologists and counselors to five critical theories that inform more equitable, inclusive work with marginalized and underserved student populations. Offering accessible conceptualizations of each theory and explicit links to application in practice and supervision, the book speaks to common professional functions and issues such as cognitive assessment, school-based counseling, discipline disproportionality, and more. This innovative collection offers graduate students, university faculty, and practicum and internship supervisors an insightful new direction for serving learners across diverse identities, cultures, and abilities.

    Section 1: Theoretical Foundations

    Chapter 1: Applying Intersectionality to School Psychology: Implications for Research, Practice, and Advocacy

    Jioni A. Lewis and Cecile A. Gadson

    Chapter 2: Foundations of Critical Race Theory: Migration from Law to the Social and Applied Sciences

    Robert A. Brown

    Chapter 3: DisCrit: Disability Critical Race Theory

    Sujay Sabnis and Carlos Bueno Martinez

    Chapter 4: Queering School Psychology: A Queer Theory for School-Based Practice

    David P. Rivera

    Chapter 5: Towards a Critical Study of Whiteness

    Cheryl E. Matias and Colleen Boucher


    Section 2: Theory to Practice

    Chapter 6: When They Don’t See Us: Using Intersectionality to Examine Black Girls’ Discipline Experiences

    Jamelia N. Harris

    Chapter 7: Use of Critical Race Theory to Understand Exclusion of Indigenous Students from Gifted Education

    Justina Yohannan, Adrianna Crossing, Lisa Aguilar, and Sherrie L. Proctor

    Chapter 8: DisCrit Theory: Emotional & Behavioral Disturbance Assessment & Identification

    Amanda L. Sullivan, Rose Vukovic, Thuy Nguyen, Tara Kulkarni, Jiwon Kim, and Sydney Carlson

    Chapter 9: Queer Theory and School-Based Counseling for LGBTQ Students

    David P. Rivera, Sherrie L. Proctor, Cliff Yung-Chi Chen, and Pam W. Gershon

    Chapter 10: Interrogating Cognitive Assessment Using a Critical Study of Whiteness Lens

    Tyler A. Womack, Jessica Mercado Anazagasty, Desireé Vega, and Austin H. Johnson


    Section 3: Theory to Supervision

    Chapter 11: Infusing Intersectionality Theory into Multicultural Supervision Practices: A Case Narrative Centering Latinx, LGBT-QIA+, and Undocumented Structural Identities

    Meaghan Guiney and Sherrie L. Proctor

    Chapter 12: Preparing Supervisees to Support Students Experiencing Microaggressions: Application of Critical Race Theory to Clinical Supervision

    Celeste M. Malone

    Chapter 13: DisCrit Theory Applied to Clinical Supervision for Minoritized Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Concerns

    Shereen C. Naser, Sally L. Grapin, Charity Brown Griffin, Jeffrey M. Brown

    Chapter 14: Queer Theory and Intern Supervision: The Harm of Heteronormative Supervision

    Amy Cannava and David P. Rivera

    Chapter 15: Critical Study of Whiteness to Dismantle School to Incarceration Pathways for Racially Minoritized Students Through Supervision

    Angela Mann


    Sherrie L. Proctor is Professor in the School Psychology Program at Queens College, City University of New York, USA.

    David P. Rivera is Associate Professor in the Counselor Education Program at Queens College, City University of New York, USA.