The California School of Professional Psychology Handbook of Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention, and Training

The California School of Professional Psychology Handbook of Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention, and Training

The California School of Professional Psychology Handbook of Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention, and Training

The California School of Professional Psychology Handbook of Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention, and Training

Synopsis

From the prestigious California School of Professional Psychology comes a definitive and indispensable resource. Drawing on the most current research and practice in the field, The Handbook of Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention, and Training is a comprehensive volume that addresses critical issues such as culturally responsive education, culturally infused clinical training, culturally competent faculty, qualitative research in multicultural studies, working with culture in psychotherapy, racial-identity attitudes, conceptualizing wellness in multicultural populations, and many other key topics in the on-going effort to create educational, social service, and mental health systems which truly reflect our society. With one exception, the contributors are all from the pioneering and celebrated California School of Professional Psychology MERIT (Multicultural Education Research Intervention and Training) Insitute, and include Diane Adams Hanya Bluestone Mary Bachran Leena Barnerjee Elaine Burke Eleanor Jackson-Castleberry William Chien Renea K. Chung Harriet Curtis-Boles Elizabeth Davis-Russell Robert-Jay Green Judy Holloway Paula B. Johnson Debra Kawahara Kimlin Tam Ashing Sue Kuba Glenn Masuda Richard Mendoza Vang Leng Mouanoutoua Carlton W. Parks Kenneth Polite Kumea Shorter-Gooden Shelley Stokes Sylvie Taylor Gale Young

Excerpt

Increasing access to higher education has always required alterations to the content, processes, and structures of institutions. For the pioneers, making the necessary changes requires will and fortitude. For those who see the need to do something, it is helpful to have models and evidence of prior successes.

In March 1991 a small group of faculty, students, and administrators from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) met in Napa, California to formulate an agenda for transforming an established professional psychology curriculum into one that would flow from multicultural perspectives, thereby increasing the number of faculty and students of color within the school, and creating an institution-wide structure to assess and comment on the school's commitment to multiculturalism. The MERIT Institute was born, and, through the work of its members on the four CSPP campuses, defined the competencies a professional psychologist must master to be an ethical and effective practitioner, opened up training and service delivery to additional underserved people, substantially improved the number and quality of psychologists of color in the United States, and prepared Euro-Americans for practicing in a diverse society.

This handbook presents some of the learning that has occurred over the past decade as a result of the MERIT Initiative within CSPP. The four components of MERIT are Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention, and Training. Thus, Part One of this handbook speaks to context, standards, skills, and resources useful in the classroom education of professional psychologists. Part Two . . .

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