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ERIC Number: ED465930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 28
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Multicultural Training in Doctoral School Psychology Programs: In Search of the Model Program?
Kearns, Tori; Ford, Laurie; Brown, Kimberly
The multicultural training (MCT) of APA-accredited School Psychology programs was studied. The sample included faculty and students from five programs nominated for strong MCT and five comparison programs randomly selected from the list of remaining APA-accredited programs. Program training was evaluated using a survey based on APA guidelines for psychologists serving diverse populations, program handbooks, and follow-up email interviews. Nominated programs appeared to use more diverse strategies for MCT than comparison programs. Specific multicultural competencies described in the APA guidelines were found to be weak for both nominated and comparison programs. The results indicate a need to conduct future research that investigates both faculty and student perspectives in multicultural training in the hopes of implementing more systematic approaches to multicultural training across all programs. Implications for improving MCT and future research are suggested. An appendix includes a listing of the rated items on the multicultural training survey. (Contains 19 references and 5 tables.) (Author/GCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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