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Awareness of changing demographics in the United States has resulted in psychologists paying greater attention to multicultural issues. As a result, in 1993, the APA adopted a set of guidelines, the â€œGuidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations,â€ directed to all areas of practice. This document consists of a set of forty brief, action-oriented recommendations. Despite frequent calls for multicultural guidelines and increased attention to multicultural issues, no research has evaluated the use of these guidelines in the context of the treatment setting or examined the impact of training on the incorporation of the guidelines into practice. This study presents results from a survey of 183 members of the APA who were actively engaged in the provision of treatment. Respondents were asked about their beliefs of the relevance of each recommendation, and their assessment of their ability to provide treatment consistent with the guidelines. The contribution of demographic and practice variables to feelings of competence are explored. Results indicate support for the guidelines as a whole and the importance of satisfaction with multicultural psychology training in predicting feelings of competence in providing guideline-consistent treatment.
Krug, Lauren Rae, "Training experiences and feelings of competency in utilizing multicultural counseling guidelines." (2007). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 9233.