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ERIC Number: EJ933287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0167
Deconstructing Multicultural Counseling Competencies Research: Comment on Owen, Leach, Wampold, and Rodolfa (2011)
Worthington, Roger L.; Dillon, Frank R.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v58 n1 p10-15 Jan 2011
The present article offers a commentary and critique of the research presented by J. Owen, M. M. Leach, B. Wampold and E. Rodolfa (2011). Given the complexity of the research methodology, findings, and conclusions, the authors provide a concise summary of findings, study limitations, and conclusions followed by a detailed critique of the study. The authors respect and appreciate the ambitious efforts made by Owen et al. to address gaps in the literature regarding outcome research using client ratings of counselors' multicultural counseling competencies (MCCs). The authors provide a critical analysis of some of J. Owen et al.'s specific conclusions and offer alternative conclusions based on conceptual and methodological bases. The authors use the opportunity to comment on this study as a means of advancing recommendations regarding future research on MCCs that might contribute to substantive revisions to the long-standing theoretical foundation in this area. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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