ERIC Number: ED415740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-28
Multicultural Education in Clinical Psychology: Curriculum Reform at CSPP Berkeley/Alameda.
California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda.
This report describes a three-year project at the California School of Professional Psychology (Alameda Campus) to train graduate students in professional psychology to meet the mental health needs of clients from diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds. Multicultural content was integrated into all required courses, using a variety of resources and training materials to prepare faculty and students for the curricular changes. Methods used to provide faculty training included: faculty retreats, small group meetings, and providing access to teaching materials. To further aid faculty, various resource materials, including topical bibliographies for specific ethnic groups, were acquired and developed. Project outcomes included the systematic integration of multicultural content into all required courses and the creation of new requirements designed to further address issues of cultural diversity. Previously underrepresented multicultural issues were included in curriculum materials. Report sections include a project overview, purpose, background and origins, project descriptions, evaluation and project results, and conclusions. Extensive appendixes include a course syllabi and a faculty training schedule; an AIDS/HIV training-needs survey; a list of required student multicultural competencies; annotated bibliographies of treatment considerations for culturally diverse populations; a paper on multicultural training; a proposal for a study on measuring clinical competence, and a clinical proficiency evaluation form. (JLS)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Counselor Training, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Programs, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Ethnic Groups, Faculty Development, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Mental Health Workers, Multicultural Education, Psychologists, Psychology, Racial Differences, Training Objectives
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda.