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ERIC Number: EJ1022557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
National Survey Assessing Perceived Multicultural Competence in Art Therapy Graduate Students
Robb, Megan
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v31 n1 p21-27 2014
Multicultural competence is essential to contemporary art therapy practice. Current education standards require that culturally sound theories and practices be taught along with self-awareness, but there is little research on the effects of such training in art therapy. The current study examined data from the Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills Survey-Counselor Edition-Revised distributed to students enrolled in a multicultural course in 23 participating graduate art therapy programs in the United States and eastern Canada. The pre- and post-survey scores were compared on three subscales: Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills. Results indicated that student self-perceptions of their multicultural knowledge and skills significantly increased upon the completion of a course, but self-perceptions of their multicultural awareness did not significantly increase. However, limitations in the survey instrument suggest that study results may not demonstrate a true measure of competence; recommendations for addressing multicultural competency in the graduate curriculum are suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States