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Cultural Humility Self-Reflection Tool for School Mental Health Professionals

Exploring and reflecting upon your cultural humility as a school mental health professional helps you provide identity-affirming support to every student.

Why is cultural humility important for school mental health professionals?

Reflecting deeply on your own personal values, beliefs and biases is an important step toward providing identity-affirming and culturally responsive support to every student.

As a school mental health professional, it can help you to recognize the value of various ways of knowing and of the lived experience of the student and family you’re supporting.  When you enter the therapeutic relationship with , you can engage in more authentic interactions that promote better mental health for the students you serve.

How might I use this tool?

The tool is meant to be completed individually to help you be more intentional, mindful, and reflective about your and biases and how they impact your work.