ERIC Number: ED308425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Cross-Cultural Psychological Assessment: Issues and Procedures for the Psychological Appraisal of Refugee Patients.
Butcher, James N.
This report addresses some of the problems and issues involved in psychological assessment of refugee clients in mental health programs and surveys the assessment procedures in current use. Part I discusses the problems and issues involved in the psychological assessment of ethnic minority and refugee clients, summarizes some of the background factors that influence the choice of assessment instruments for use with refugees, and highlights some limitations of cross-ethnic clinical assessment. Part II identifies some of the promising procedures listed in the index of psychological tests for cross-cultural assessment in the last section of the report. Part III provides a summary and conclusion along with recommendations for improving the quality of psychological assessment in refugee programs. Part IV comprises the Survey of Psychological Measurement Literature: Index of Psychological Tests for Cross Cultural Assessment, a survey of the available assessment procedures that provide clinical diagnostic information about refugee patients in mental health settings. (TE)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Diagnostic Tests, Mental Health Clinics, Psychological Evaluation, Psychological Needs, Psychological Testing, Refugees
Refugee Assistance Program--Mental Health Technical Assistance Center, University of Minnesota, Box 85, Mayo, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Refugees Assistance Program - Mental Health Technical Assistance Center.