In this episode, Dr. Jessica Tyler talks with Dr. Sejal Parikh Foxx, a professor and department chair at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, to discuss urban education and counselor beliefs and attitudes about their role in social justice and advocacy. Dr. Foxx discusses how she has used her lived experiences, mentoring, and the ACA and ASCA Code of Ethics to advocate for equitable and accessible education and care for students. This episode is for anyone interested in how they can contribute to a just world for their clients and students.
Dr. Sejal Parikh Foxx is a professor and counseling department chair at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has experience as an elementary and high school counselor and is the lead author in "School Counseling in the 21st Century", along with many peer-reviewed publications. In addition, Dr. Foxx is the director of the Urban School Counseling Collaborative, a partnership that advocates for professional school counselors, supports local urban schools, and informs school counseling practices to improve urban students' academic and social/ emotional experiences. Dr. Foxx teaches both doctoral and master's level courses and her particular areas of interest are school counseling, multicultural and social justice, urban education, and creating equity and access to college and career readiness. In addition, she works with interdisciplinary teams and has obtained over 3.8 million dollars in grant funding from the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. Her areas of interest are school counseling, urban education, and college and career readiness.
Tyler, J (Producer). (2022, October 19). Belief in a Just World and Working in Urban Communities [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast/belief-in-a-just-world-and-working-in-urban-communities
Dr. Foxx's faculty web page (https://counseling.charlotte.edu/sejal-parikh-foxx)
Urban School Counseling Collaborative (https://uscc.charlotte.edu/)
School Counseling in the 21st Century (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B0B5FQFDG5&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_BSJWHBCYRC288GFYRFB7)
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