Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is the first book to offer the theoretical background, practical knowledge, and training strategies needed to achieve multicultural competence. Focusing on a wide range of professional settings, editors Donald B. Pope-Davis, Hardin L.K. Coleman, William Ming Liu, and Rebecca L. Toporek provide a compendium of the latest research related to multicultural competency and the hands-on framework to develop specialized multicultural practices. An indispensable resource for psychologists, social workers, school counselors, and teachers, Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is also an ideal supplementary text for students in counseling and clinical practice courses.


One of the critical issues that has permeated research and training in multicultural counseling competencies has been assessment. As the literature has grown in this area, the types of assessment tools available have become more sophisticated and varied. This section endeavors to provide readers with state-of-the-art information regarding assessment of counselors and counselor trainees, the training environment, teachers, and supervisors. Some of the authors have provided updated user information for existing measures of multicultural competencies, whereas other authors have presented comprehensive proposals for assessing multicultural competence in various settings.

This section is comprised of six chapters. The first and second chapters in this section (Chapters 9 and 10) present updated research and user information for two widely used measures of multicultural competence. By presenting this ...

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