ERIC Number: ED396200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
State/Provincial Psychological Association Social Issues Stances: Social Interventions.
McKitrick, Daniel S.
Minority voices in Western psychology have been encouraging clinical and counseling psychologists for years to make their psychological interventions more relevant to minority group issues by attending to clients' social contexts. The National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology recently has responded by means such as incorporating social interventions into its guidelines for psychology practitioners. At the same time, clinical and counseling psychologists often have limited training and experience in doing these interventions. A literature review of social interventions reveals that state and provincial psychological associations provide excellent opportunities for practitioners to gain experience and competence in social intervention. Specific social intervention opportunities are discussed which are available through participation in state/provincial psychological associations, and pertinent issues are identified. (Contains 43 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (103rd, New York, NY, August 11-15, 1995).