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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 19: Multicultural Competence and Accreditation in Professional Psychology
Multicultural Competence and Accreditation in Professional Psychology
For the past 50 or so years, beginning in 1947, the American Psychological Association (APA) has “accredited” doctoral programs in professional psychology. The history of this activity has its roots in the articulation of standards for education in professional programs in law and medicine (Nelson & Messenger, 2003), where education was transformed from an apprentice-based system to a formalized structure with input from both those doing the training (faculty) and those receiving the products (the professional communities). Within the APA, specialized accreditation began with a request from the Veterans Administration (VA) in December 1945 to the Board of Directors of the APA for a list of institutions that, with ...