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Cultural Competence in Applied Psychology

An Evaluation of Current Status and Future Directions

  • Provides practical means for enhancing cultural competence

  • Multidisciplinary, covering educational, counseling, and clinical psychology

  • Promotes critical, in-depth examination of cultural competence in psychology

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Conceptual Difficulties/Challenges from the Perspective of Related Disciplines

    1. Psychometric Foundations of Psychological Assessment with Diverse Cultures: What Are the Concepts, Methods, and Evidence?

      • Stephen N. Haynes, Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, Junko Tanaka-Matsumi
      Pages 441-472
  2. Cultural Competence Issues with Special Populations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 499-499
    2. Contemporary Issues in Latino Communities

      • Lorraine T. Benuto, Brian D. Leany
      Pages 501-514
    3. Cultural Competence in Therapy with African Americans

      • Eduardo Jones, Stanley J. Huey Jr., Miriam Rubenson
      Pages 557-573
    4. The Complexities of Multicultural Competence with LGBT+ Populations

      • Mark A. Yarhouse, Justin Sides, Cassandra Page
      Pages 575-602
    5. Racial and Ethnic Diagnostic Patterns in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

      • Kayla Gurak, Jessica Maura, Amy Weisman de Mamani, Ana Martinez de Andino, Irwin Rosenfarb
      Pages 603-617
  3. Issues and Implications for Instruction and Training

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 619-619
    2. Intercultural Competence: Teaching It Is Worthwhile

      • Markus Kemmelmeier, Kodai Kusano
      Pages 621-649
    3. Cultural Competence: A Form of Stereotype Rationality

      • Sean T. Stevens, Lee Jussim, Lillian A. Stevens, Stephanie M. Anglin
      Pages 651-664
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 715-731

About this book

The first volume of its kind, this provocative book evaluates the construct of cultural competence from multiple perspectives. At the intersection of diverse disciplines and domains, contributors argue for greater clarity in understanding the cultural competence construct, a deeper level of analysis as to its multifaceted components, and call for concrete practical objectives and science-based means of measurement. Serious, nuanced discussion addresses challenges, strengths, and limitations of current cultural competence practice  in terms of sociocultural concepts (e.g., race, ethnicity) and practical concepts (e.g., sensitivity in the therapeutic relationship, treatment efficacy). In addition, contributors identify future directions for research, training, and practice with the potential to spur the further evolution of this clinically important construct.

This timely book:

  •   Critiques the cultural competence construct and its evaluation as it is currently disseminated within applied psychology.
  •   Compares and contrasts how cultural competence is defined within clinical, school, and counseling psychology.
  •   Analyzes difficulties and challenges in understanding the cultural competence construct as evaluated through the lens of closely related fields                    outside of  applied psychology.
  •   Spotlights complexities in cultural competence issues pertaining to specific populations.
  •   Sets out implications for education and training, offering a detailed outline for an ideal college course in cultural competence.

With this level of reasoning and rigor, Cultural Competence in Applied Psychology  is sure to stimulate long-overdue dialogue and debate among professionals across a wide variety of fields, such as clinical psychology, social work, child and social psychology, psychotherapy, school psychology, and counseling.

Keywords

  • cross-cultural psychology
  • cultural competence in psychology
  • history of cultural competence construct
  • professional standards for psychological service
  • psychological service to diverse ethnic groups
  • psychological service to diverse racial groups

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

    Craig L. Frisby

  • Department of Psychology, University of Nevada - Reno, Reno, USA

    William T. O'Donohue

About the editors

Craig L. Frisby, Ph.D is an associate professor of school psychology at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is the former associate editor of School Psychology Review, the official journal of the National Association of School Psychologists, and currently serves as the associate editor of Psychological Assessment, the official assessment journal of the American Psychological Association. He is the co-editor of The Comprehensive Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology (2005), and the author of Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Children (2013), both published by Wiley & Sons. He currently serves on the screening technical review committee of the National Center on Response to Intervention. He is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists, APA Division 16, and an elected member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology. William O’Donohue, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and chairman and professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and an adjunct professor in the department of philosophy and a faculty member of the National Judicial College. He has published over 70 books and 150 journal articles and book chapters. He holds advanced degrees both in philosophy and psychology. For the past 14 years, he has been director of a free clinic that treats children who have been sexually abused and adults who have been sexually assaulted.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Cultural Competence in Applied Psychology

  • Book Subtitle: An Evaluation of Current Status and Future Directions

  • Editors: Craig L. Frisby, William T. O'Donohue

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78997-2

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Behavioral Science and Psychology, Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-78995-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-07699-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-78997-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 731

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-78997-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)