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ERIC Number: EJ838087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8225
Psychotherapy Outcome, as Measured by the OQ-45, in African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino/a, and Native American Clients Compared with Matched Caucasian Clients
Lambert, Michael J.; Smart, David W.; Campbell, Michael P.; Hawkins, Eric J.; Harmon, Cory; Slade, Karstin L.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v20 n4 p17-29 Jun 2006
Concern about the effects of counseling on ethnic minority clients has been repeatedly raised. Before embarking on a formal course of multicultural counseling sensitivity for counseling center staff, baseline client outcome data were sought as a method for evaluating the effects of this intervention. Archival data from a university counseling center were analyzed to assess the treatment outcome for four ethnic minority groups. Clients who identified themselves as Native American, Latino/a, African American, or Asian/Pacific Islander and who had both pre- and post-test scores on the Outcome Questionnaire-45 were selected for study. Each ethnic group member was matched with a Caucasian client based on initial level of disturbance, gender, marital status, and age. Every group of clients improved from intake to the termination of therapy. However, no differences in outcome were found between any ethnic group and its matched control group of Caucasians. Surprisingly, Native American clients (N = 50) had the most positive outcomes. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah