Critical Theories for School Psychology and Counseling introduces school psychologists and counselors to five critical theories that inform more equitable, inclusive work with marginalized and underserved student populations. Offering accessible conceptualizations of each theory and explicit links to application in practice and supervision, the book speaks to common professional functions and issues such as cognitive assessment, school-based counseling, discipline disproportionality, and more. This innovative collection offers graduate students, university faculty, and practicum and internship supervisors an insightful new direction for serving learners across diverse identities, cultures, and abilities.

section Section 1|80 pages

Theoretical Foundations

chapter 1|14 pages

Applying Intersectionality to School Psychology

Implications for Research, Practice, and Advocacy

chapter 2|16 pages

Foundations of Critical Race Theory

Migration From Law to the Social and Applied Sciences

chapter 3|15 pages


Disability Critical Race Theory

chapter 4|15 pages

Queering School Psychology

A Queer Theory for School-Based Practice

section Section 2|78 pages

Theory to Practice

chapter 8|15 pages

DisCrit Theory

Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance Assessment and Identification

section Section 3|91 pages

Theory to Supervision

chapter 11|18 pages

Infusing Intersectionality Theory Into Multicultural Supervision Practices

A Case Narrative Centering Latinx, LGBT-QIA+, and Undocumented Structural Identities

chapter 12|16 pages

Preparing Supervisees to Support Students Experiencing Microaggressions

Application of Critical Race Theory to Clinical Supervision

chapter 14|16 pages

Queer Theory and Intern Supervision

The Harm of Heteronormative Supervision