Lifespan Development is a required content area for both CACREP accreditation and licensure boards. Historically centered theories of development are born out of work and research conducted by Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic (WEIRD) theorists, so therefore are presented to students through a very narrow and biased cultural lens, often with oppressive implications. Implementing innovative, interactive, culture- and context-promoting inclusive strategies in synchronous and asynchronous learning environments is both relevant and necessary for future counselors to consider how their integration of updated lifespan development theories informs their clinical practice. This article presents inclusive applications that leverage online relational strategies to refresh Lifespan Development and scaffold meaningful opportunities to turn anti-oppressive developmental theory into anti-oppressive clinical practice.
Roller, Karen M. and Coker, Kelly
"Teaching Anti-Oppressive Lifespan Development Online through a Cultural and Contextual Lens,"
Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision: Vol. 3:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/tces/vol3/iss1/7