The Culturally Competent Counselor: Enhancing your skills to better serve diverse students
Registration and Payment Deadline:
Wednesday, January 24
International School Counselors recognize the importance of being culturally responsive when working with young people, as this is a fundamental aspect of our work in diverse settings. However, we may sometimes question whether a counselor from a similar background could be more beneficial in certain situations.
This course offers an opportunity to explore the research on culture matching in counseling relationships, specifically in the context of international school counseling. By considering different perspectives and findings, we aim to draw conclusions that are relevant and applicable to our unique setting. Real-life case studies of culture matching in international school counseling will also be presented, providing practical insights for counselors.
The course will take a student-centered approach, prioritizing the voices of students in international schools. Through interactive discussions and reflective exercises, we will explore ways to improve our intercultural sensitivities and overcome challenges in our work. You will come away with a 360 degree tool to measure your cultural competency and cultural humility specially designed for international schools.
Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical applications, you will gain insights into how to navigate cultural differences, develop cultural humility skills, and cultivate a deeper appreciation for diversity and belonging needs. You will also learn how to foster a safe and inclusive environment for students from different backgrounds.
Join us to enhance your understanding of culture matching in international school counseling and enhance your ability to support the diverse needs of your students.
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**This course is synchronous, conducted live in real-time and requires your full attendance and participation throughout the duration of the course. Your presence and engagement will enable you to earn a PDH certificate and a Credly badge. Please note that refunds or credits cannot be issued within 59 days of the course start date.
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Plan to sign in via the provided Zoom link at least five (5) minutes before the scheduled course start time to ensure a punctual beginning. Please be aware that if you join the session more than 30 minutes late (or 20% of the course), you will miss essential instruction and discussion; thus, you will not be eligible to earn a certificate or badge. The course materials in Canvas will remain available to you; however, the facilitator will not be able to review the content that you missed.
This policy is designed to promote the importance of your professional learning, build trust and collaboration during the session.