Counseling Different Cultural Groups
Suppose that you are a counselor in a middle school. You have noticed that, at lunch and recess, most students socialize only with other students of the same ethnic background. In addition, many conflicts happening on campus are between students of different ethnic backgrounds.
Your principal has requested that you help mediate ongoing arguments between two students, Jose and James. Jose is Latino, and James is Caucasian. You recognize that the larger school environment regarding ethnic differences is part of the cause of their conflicts. In order to effectively cope with this situation, you will need to apply both individual and small group counseling approaches.
â?¢What developmental counseling approaches can you use to counsel these two students at an individual level?
â?¢What preventive small group or classroom guidance programs can you develop to help all students respect their similarities and differences?
â?¢Provide references from two different scholarly resources to support your responses.