1st Edition

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

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ISBN 9780367415778
November 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
292 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Theoretical Foundations 1. Applying Intersectionality to School Psychology: Implications for Research, Practice, and Advocacy 2. Foundations of Critical Race Theory: Migration from Law to the Social and Applied Sciences 3. DisCrit: Disability Critical Race Theory 4. Queering School Psychology: A Queer Theory for School-Based Practice 5. Towards a Critical Study of Whiteness Section 2: Theory to Practice 6. When They Don’t See Us: Using Intersectionality to Examine Black Girls’ Discipline Experiences 7. Use of Critical Race Theory to Understand Exclusion of Indigenous Students from Gifted Education 8. DisCrit Theory: Emotional & Behavioral Disturbance Assessment & Identification 9. Queer Theory and School-Based Counseling for LGBTQ Students 10. Interrogating Cognitive Assessment Using a Critical Study of Whiteness Lens Section 3: Theory to Supervision 11. Infusing Intersectionality Theory into Multicultural Supervision Practices: A Case Narrative Centering Latinx, LGBT-QIA+, and Undocumented Structural Identities 12. Preparing Supervisees to Support Students Experiencing Microaggressions: Application of Critical Race Theory to Clinical Supervision 13. DisCrit Theory Applied to Clinical Supervision for Minoritized Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Concerns 14. Queer Theory and Intern Supervision: The Harm of Heteronormative Supervision 15. Critical Study of Whiteness to Dismantle School to Incarceration Pathways for Racially Minoritized Students Through Supervision


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

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