Counseling children at risk in a resilient contextual perspective: a paradigmatic shift of school psychologists' role in inclusive education

Elias E. Kourkoutas, Maria Raúl Xavier

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Abstract

Existing evidence shows an increasing number of learning, emotional, interpersonal, and behavioural problems in school-age children that affect their academic and social development. If not treated in a holistic and effective manner, these difficulties may increase the probability of more serious psychosocial and academic problems during adolescence. The purpose of this paper is to describe a school-based counseling intervention model aiming at supporting vulnerable children (children with various forms of disabilities) and families at risk based on a resilient and eco-systemic perspective. This implies a considerable and paradigmatic shift in school goals, in the role of educational staff and school psychologists as well as the establishment of a holistic and comprehensive intervention model within schools; a model which will refer to a meaningful and systemic conception of academic and mental health problems in childhood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1210-1219
Number of pages10
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventThe World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance - , Turkey
Duration: 22 Apr 201025 Apr 2010

Keywords

  • Childen at risk
  • Children with disabilities
  • Ecosystemic resilient intervention
  • Inclusive education
  • School psychology

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