TITLE

Consulting at International Mission Schools: Opportunities for Service, Professional Growth, Cultural Exposure and Spiritual Maturing

AUTHOR(S)
Adams, Wayne; Shaver, George; White, Stefanie
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Journal of Psychology & Christianity;Summer2003, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p131
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
It is likely that five to ten percent of missionary children attending foreign mission schools have a learning disability. Further, few local services are generally available to help either diagnose disabilities, or assist those with the responsibility of teaching these children with academic and/or associated behavior programming consultation. This article describes a model that was recently used to address this need, using a short-term mission team consisting of a faculty member and two students of a graduate clinical psychology program. Feedback from the mission school personnel and parents receiving the services was very positive. The impact on team members is described and includes effects on spiritual, professional, cultural diversity and personal domains. The model's current utility is evaluated and suggestions for its modification for future involvement are also presented. It is hoped that other mental health professionals and mission agencies will further explore potential benefits of short-term, professional consultation opportunities.
ACCESSION #
10252832

 

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