Counselor Education Teaching Idea
pedagogy, MSJCC, counselor education, counselors-in-training, social justice competencies, multicultural counseling
The development of the new Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC) (Ratts et al., 2016), also outlined a specific need for counselor educators to revisit teaching strategies that help both counseling programs meet these new competencies. Incorporating teaching strategies that align with these new competencies ensures that counselors-in-training are reaching highest potential for cultural competence. The authors offer teaching strategies and activities that are rooted in both counseling and interdisciplinary literature, as well as considerations for implementation. Each strategy was reviewed and selected based on both empirical evidence and professional experience, then mapped to each specific foundation of the MSJCC. Incorporating such strategies can assist counseling programs are updating their curriculum to align with these competencies.
Melamed, L., Casado Pérez, J. F., & Hunt, B. (2020). Teaching Strategies for Incorporating the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 13(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/42.1350