In this episode, Dr. Karen Roller continues her discussion about lifespan through the lens of culture in context. Dr. Roller specifically examines the development that happens in early childhood. She talks about how counselors can use culture as a lens through which to view development, the current challenges she sees for this age group, and how counselors can avoid compassion fatigue when working with children and trauma.
Karen M. Roller, PhD, MFT, is a cis-het, white, temporarily able-bodied tomboy whose body increasingly reminds her she is now in midlife. She is an associate professor of counseling at Palo Alto University, and clinical coordinator at Family Connections, a parent-involvement preschool serving low-resource migrant families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a bilingual marriage and family therapist and supervisor who has been primarily field-based, she has spent a lot of years facilitating sessions in tri- and quad-generational homes, foster homes, hospitals, and community-based settings; this has made her a trauma-informed, cross-cultural attachment nerd. Collaborating with this wise and inspiring writing sisterhood has enlivened her to more deeply embrace what life may send her way.
Lamar, M. (Producer). (2022, September 14). Understanding Early Childhood Development Through Culture and Context [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast/understanding-child-development