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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 18: Objectively Measured Multicultural Counseling Competencies: A Preliminary Study
Objectively Measured Multicultural Counseling Competencies: A Preliminary Study
An accumulation of critiques, recommendations, general information, and theoretical conceptualizations has supported the notion that professional psychologists need to acquire specialized counseling skills to effectively meet the needs of clients with diverse experiences and backgrounds (American Psychological Association, 1993; Ponterotto, Casas, Suzuki, & Alexander, 1995; Pope-Davis & Coleman, 1997; Sue, Arredondo, & McDavis, 1992). In response, considerable empirical research identifying both the individual characteristics and training experiences that facilitate psychologists' acquisition of these specialized counseling skills has been generated (Ladany, Inman, Constantine, & Hofheinz, 1997; Neville, Heppner, Thompson, Brooks, & Baker, 1996; Pope-Davis, Reynolds, Dings, & Nielson, 1995; Sodowsky, Kuo-Jackson, Richardson, & Corey, 1998). These studies have provided ...