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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 12: Assessing Multicultural Competence of the Training Environment: Further Validation for the Psychometric Properties of the Multicultural Environment Inventory-Revised

Assessing Multicultural Competence of the Training Environment: Further Validation for the Psychometric Properties of the Multicultural Environment Inventory-Revised
Assessing multicultural competence of the training environment: Further validation for the psychometric properties of the multicultural environment inventory-revised
Rebecca L.ToporekSan Francisco State University
William MingLiuUniversity Of Iowa
Donald B.Pope-DavisUniversity Of Notre Dame

There have been two primary forces behind the attention to multiculturalism in counseling and psychology training programs. First, acknowledging that multicultural issues are an important component of counseling and psychology implies that training is necessary in multicultural issues. Various authors have argued that there is a need to increase the provision of culturally relevant services to clients (Arredondo et al., 1996; Bernal & Castro, 1994; D. W. Sue, 2001), increase the quality of culturally relevant research (Graham, 1992; Quintana, ...

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