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ERIC Number: EJ886249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Evaluating Multicultural Competence in School Psychology
Malone, Celeste M.
Communique, v38 n7 p15-16 May 2010
A major goal of specialist and doctoral programs in school psychology is to prepare trainees to understand and appreciate diversity and demonstrate sensitivity when working with diverse students and their families in a school setting. It is important to train students to have knowledge of individual differences and to be able to apply this knowledge to the science and practice of psychology. As defined, multicultural competence refers to the ability to work effectively with diverse populations through the use of multicultural knowledge so that practitioners may engage in behavior and demonstrate skills that reflect an awareness of and sensitivity to multicultural issues. This article describes the Multicultural School Psychology Counseling Competency Scale (MSPCCS), and discusses how this tool can address the settings in which school psychologists function and the population with which they work. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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