Working with Diverse Students

School Counselor in a Changing Society. Some of the diverse needs you may encounter include the following: •Exceptional needs. •Needs of English language learners. •Giftedness. •Mental health or disability disorders. •Gender equity. •Needs of sexual minority youth.

Select one from the list above with which you have limited experience to address the following questions: •What are some specific considerations of working with the population you have identified? •What is your comfort level in working with the identified population? Is there any bias or unfinished business that you may need to address? If so, how will you address that? •How will you continue to educate yourself and improve your competence in working with this population as you prepare for fieldwork?

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