Title

Framework of anti-racist school counseling competencies: A Delphi study

Abstract

The current sociopolitical climate of the United States has heightened awareness around the need for school counselors to engage in anti-racist practices in order to address racism within schools; however, there is a lack of guidance around anti-racist counseling competency. The purpose of this Delphi research study was to develop an initial list of empirically based anti-racist school counseling competencies to support school counseling professionals. An expert panel of school counselors, directors, and counselor educators reached a consensus on 180 items across 5 categories including specific aspects of awareness, attitudes, knowledge, characteristics, and behaviors needed to dismantle racism and promote equity in schools. Considerations for school counselors, supervisors, and counselor educators are discussed.

Publication Title

Journal of Counseling and Development

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