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Multicultural Competence Measures
Multicultural competence measures
4.1 Multicultural Competence Defined

An accurate portrayal of the multicultural competence (i.e., cultural competence) construct is inseparably bound up with its historical use. While the concepts of culture and race have been discussed within the field of psychology from its inception (e.g., Klineberg, 1935), the past four decades have witnessed an increasing convergence of multicultural interest as it pertains to the training of health and mental health practitioners and the delivery of health-related services to diverse clients.

Based on recommendations from the 1973 National Conference on Levels and Patterns of Professional Training (the Vail Conference; Korman, 1974), the American Psychological Association (APA) endorsed the ethical necessity of multicultural graduate training. Reinforcing this call to action were early notable publications of culturally sensitive ...

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