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ERIC Number: ED430204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 16
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Negative Outcomes of Diversity Training: What Can We Do?
Steward, Robbie J.; Neil, Douglas M.; Breland, Alfiee; Miller, Matthew
For a number of years, Division 17 of the American Psychological Association has delivered a strong message to all accredited sites as to the importance of attending to diversity in the training of Counseling Psychologists. Although many training sites have responded to this mandate, scholars and researchers have, in increasing numbers, added clarity to describing multicultural counseling competence and identifying appropriate and acceptable attitudes. Seldom addressed is the reality that in spite of training, many graduates leave programs with the same beliefs with which they entered. Training addressing diversity might support and reinforce those who tend to already embrace and value the ideas of difference, but not touch at all the attitudes and values of those who had entered with closed minds and hearts. The latter is the focus of this paper: negative outcomes of diversity training. This paper defines "unacceptable" outcomes of diversity training, provides possible explanations for these negative outcomes, and presents recommendations to programs in attending to students' post-training multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills deficits. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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