ERIC Number: EJ1031755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
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Are Multicultural Courses Addressing Disparities? Exploring Multicultural and Affirmative Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Competencies of Counseling and Psychology Students
Bidell, Markus P.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v42 n3 p132-146 Jul 2014
Clinical training and counselor competency are essential for ethical practice when working with multiethnic, lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB), and transgender clients. In this study, the author examined how multicultural courses related to students' (N = 286) LGB and multicultural competencies. Self-reported multicultural and LGB competencies varied significantly depending on the number and types of diversity education reported. Multicultural courses significantly predicted students' multicultural, but not LGB counselor competency. Political conservatism was the strongest predictor for both multicultural and sexual orientation competencies.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Ethics, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Consciousness Raising, Counselor Qualifications, Competence, Counseling Techniques, Predictor Variables, Counselor Training, Political Affiliation
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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