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SPCL 7823 Seminar in Bilingual School Counseling - Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism, & Counseling in Schools: Session 14 - Module 5: Use of Dichos, Cuentos, & Testimonials in Counseling

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for Professor Elizalde-Utnick's SPCL 7823 course.

TASK LIST TO PREPARE FOR CLASS SESSION

Please complete the following PRIOR to our class session on May 15:

1. Complete the readings.

Cervantes et al.

Seto & Forth

2. Review for Quiz (RAT).

The 5-question multiple-choice quiz will be on the assigned readings.

3. Submit the Blackboard Assignments by Saturday, May 21: Advanced Counselor Cultural Narrative. Complete and submit the Final Peer Evaluation & Class Participation forms.

Go to Blackboard to obtain the Google Form links and complete the forms.

BILINGUAL COUNSELING STRATEGIES

  • Language switching
  • Play therapy
    • Use of toys and art materials that foster social engagement, vocalization, and verbalization for children with selective mutism
  • Use of cuentos (stories), dichos (proverbs and cultural expressions), and testimonials

SUMMARY

In this session we will continue to look at therapeutic strategies that can be implemented in bilingual counseling. We will explore the use of cuentos (stories), dichos (proverbs and cultural expressions), and testimonials in counseling sessions. We will engage in case and summative discussions.

SESSION SLIDES

APPLICATION ACTIVITY - THE USE OF PROVERBS & EXPRESSIONS (DICHOS) IN COUNSELING

Try to find at least 4 proverbs or expressions and indicate their underlying cultural value or meaning. In particular, search for them in your target language.

e.g., The early bird catches the worm.

Underlying Cultural Value/Meaning: Initiative