ERIC Number: ED440338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
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Predictive Characteristics of Multicultural Counselling Competence.
This paper looks at multicultural counseling competencies from a national sample of Canadian Guidance and Counseling Association members. The study investigated two questions: (1) How do counselors rate their multicultural competencies in the dimensions of self-awareness, knowledge, skills, and multicultural counseling relationships? and (2) What demographic and professional practice factors are associated with higher and lower levels of multicultural counseling competencies? The results from the sample of Canadian counselors revealed that counselors with high multicultural counseling competencies had a significantly higher percentage of culturally diverse clients in their caseload and had taken more courses on multicultural counseling. No significant difference was found between groups according to age, level of education, years since graduation, and number of years of professional experience. The paper highlights the importance of professional development seminars on multicultural counseling, and on the experience of having a culturally diverse caseload of clients. (Contains 25 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Canadian Guidance and Counseling Association; Multicultural Counseling
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).