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Kimberly Holt Barrett

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Chapter 8: Guidelines and Suggestions for Conducting Successful Cross-Cultural Evaluations for the Courts

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Guidelines and Suggestions for Conducting Successful Cross-Cultural Evaluations for the Courts
Guidelines and suggestions for conducting successful cross-cultural evaluations for the courts
Kimberly HoltBarrettUniversity of Washington

The clinician who works across cultures in conducting psychological evaluations for the courts faces numerous challenges in the assessment process. These challenges arise as a result of the critical need to consider the dynamics of culture, race, language, and ethnicity as they influence the life of the client; as they influence the client's legal case; and as they influence the evaluator and the evaluation process. This chapter is designed to help provide direction and suggestions to the cross-cultural evaluator in order to facilitate the development of culturally competent psychological evaluations in legal settings. The information that is presented is geared toward ...

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