Counseling Across Cultures in the International School - CTC 105
LONDON: 26-30 June, 2013
Facilitator: Shaun McElroy
Many of us were drawn to international schools because of the rich cultural tapestry, yet soon discovered that same mosaic creates unique counseling challenges. Drawing on the latest research, this workshop aims to equip the counselor with an understanding of key cultural groups (in rather broad strokes we will look at counseling Asian, Latino, Euopean, African and Middle Eastern students) and how to bridge those cultural gaps using tools drawn from Positive psychology and brief therapy as ways to bridge our cultural differences. Questions we hope to address:
- What role does the student's cultural background play in this issue?
- How is the counselor's own cultural heritage showing up in the process?
- How to successfully navigate cultures in a time of crisis?
- How to audit your school for creating a culturally accepting environment?
- What does Cross Cultural psychology teach us about working with our students and families?
In order to access course materials, participants are required to bring a laptop computer with wireless internet capability and appropriate adapters to this course.