As a school counselor, you must harness your power to impact social change. In this Reflection, you reflect upon Week 1, in which you explored how school counseling theories influence the process of becoming a scholar-practitioner who effects positive social change.
Think about what it means to be a scholar-practitioner. Scholar: someone who engages in literature and best practices. Practitioner: someone who practices a profession. Becoming a scholar-practitioner implies that you are merging these two professional aspects together to become more effective in your trade. It also means that you are cognizant of the need to build upon the science of your profession with the new knowledge that is attained and practiced by your colleagues. How can encompassing the role of a scholar-practitioner also guide you in your efforts to effect positive social change?
Taking into account what you have learned in this course, think about how the development of your own personal theoretical orientation can also contribute to becoming a scholar-practitioner who effects social change.
In a 3- to 5-page paper (APA Style), explain how the development of your own personal theoretical orientation in school counseling can also contribute to becoming a scholar-practitioner who effects positive social change.
*My theoretical orientation is the Adlerian Theory.*