Becoming Culturally Oriented: Practical Advice for Psychologists and Educators

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American Psychological Association, 2007 - Psychology - 162 pages
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In Becoming Culturally Oriented: Practical Advice for Psychologists and Educators, Nadya A. Fouad and Patricia Arredondo provide a comprehensive framework for helping psychologists to increase and improve culturally responsive practice, research, and education. Research shows that racial and ethnic minorities have less access to mental health services than do Whites and are more likely to receive poor quality services.? Compounding these problems is the fact that ethnic minority psychologists are poorly represented among psychologists as a whole, relative to their numbers in the general population.? To address these concerns, APA has developed the Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, and Organizational Change for Psychologists as a blueprint for psychologists pursuing their work in increasingly diverse communities.? The Guidelines are written in aspirational language, but to date, an associated program for applying the guidelines has been missing.? In this book, Fouad and Arredondo show how educators, practitioners, administrators, and researchers can use each of the guidelines as a basis for consciousness-raising and self-examination as well as for broadening culturally responsive practices on an organizational level.? Addressing each guideline in turn, the authors provide case studies, checklists, and questions for self-examination and discussion, designed to foster planning and implementation of more culturally informed psychological services and teaching practices.

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Contents

Introduction to MulticulturalCentered Practices
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Evaluating Cultural Identity and Biases
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Nadya A. Fouad, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of EdNadya A. Fouad, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukeucational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and training director of the Counseling Psychology programe and training director of the Counseling Psychology program there. She was President of Division 17 from 2000-2001, and there. She was President of Division 17 from 2000-2001, and previously served as Vice President for Diversity and Publi previously served as Vice President for Diversity and Public Interest (1996-1999). She is chair-elect-elect of the Counc Interest (1996-1999). She is chair-elect-elect of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (2003-2007). cil of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (2003-2007). She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of CounselShe serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Career Develing Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Career Development Quarterly, and the Journal of Career Assessment. She opment Quarterly, and the Journal of Career Assessment. She has published articles and chapters on cross-cultural vocatihas published articles and chapters on cross-cultural vocational assessment, career development, interest measurement, conal assessment, career development, interest measurement, cross-cultural counseling and race and ethnicity. She has serross-cultural counseling and race and ethnicity. She has served as co-chair (with Patricia Arredondo) of the writing andved as co-chair (with Patricia Arredondo) of the writing and implementation team with Division 45 of the Multicultural G implementation team with Division 45 of the Multicultural Guidelines, which were approved by APA in August, 2002 and puuidelines, which were approved by APA in August, 2002 and published in the American Psychologist in May, 2003. blished in the American Psychologist in May, 2003.

PATRICIA ARREDONDO is Founder and President of Empowerment Workshops, Inc., Boston, MA.

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