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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.
Chapter 11: Multicultural Counseling Competency and Portfolios
Multicultural Counseling Competency and Portfolios
The current ethnic and racial demographics of the United States are shifting, with projections estimating that within the next 20 years, racial and ethnic minorities will become a majority in the United States (Sue, 1991). The American Psychological Association, Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (1993) has articulated guidelines for providers of psychological services to ethnic, linguistic, and culturally diverse populations. Therefore, it is essential that mental health professionals acquire the necessary multicultural counseling competencies to serve an increasing diverse society. Furthermore, portfolios can assist with the training of multicultural counseling competencies in mental health training programs.
Mental health training programs have a role in facilitating the acquisition of multicultural counseling competencies with ...