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Providing readers with cutting-edge details on multicultural instrumentation, theories, and research in the social, behavioral, and health-related fields, this Handbook offers extensive coverage of empirically-supported multicultural measurement instruments that span a wide variety of subject areas such as ethnic and racial identity, racism, disability, and gender roles. Readers learn how to differentiate among and identify appropriate research tools for a particular project. This Handbook provides clinical practitioners with a useful starting point in their search for multicultural assessment devices they can use with diverse clients to inform clinical treatment.
Chapter 3: The Utility of Measurement: Application of the Multicultural Assessment-Intervention Process (MAIP) Model
The Utility of Measurement: Application of the Multicultural Assessment-Intervention Process (MAIP) Model
3.1 Multicultural Assessment
The role of assessment has become ubiquitous throughout the behavioral health field. Qualitative assemblage of intake and personal history information coupled with the use of various quantitative standardized tests has become the treatment norm for clients receiving services at many behavioral health agencies (Grieger & Ponterotto, 1995; Suzuki, Kugler, & Aguiar, 2005). With the growing ascendancy over the past several decades of cultural formulations and the incorporation of cultural and multicultural variables in behavioral health clinical and research practice (American Psychological Association, 2003; Dana, 2005; Dana & Allen, 2008), multicultural assessment has come of age. Helpful recent reviews of the ...