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ERIC Number: EJ775370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-066X
In Defense of Cultural Competency in Psychotherapy and Treatment
Sue, Stanley
American Psychologist, v58 n11 p964-970 Nov 2003
Cultural competency guidelines and policies are being widely established. Yet some critics have challenged the evidence for cultural competency and the lack of efficacy studies that demonstrate its outcomes. Various positions are examined that discuss cultural competency research. They include the need for more resources for research, scientific practices that overlook ethnic research findings, fruitfulness of theory-driven rather than population-based research, problems in defining cultural competency as a technique, and development of policies in the absence of research. Implications of these positions are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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