Understanding Cultural and Ethnic Influences in Research with Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology Populations

  • Natalie Walders
  • Dennis Drotar
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


It is becoming increasingly necessary for child clinical and pediatric psychologists to possess the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct research and clinical work with ethnically diverse populations (Hall, 1997). Despite increasing demographic diversity within the United States, psychological research has been largely restricted to mainstream, homogeneous samples (Foster & Martinez, 1995). Consequently, the knowledge base concerning both normative and problematic developmental processes within ethnic minority child clinical and pediatric populations remains limited. Graduate and professional level training opportunities for conducting ethnically diverse research are also limited in scope and availability (Ponterotto & Cases, 1987).


Ethnic Minority Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Ethnic Identity Ethnic Minority Population Multicultural Counseling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalie Walders
    • 1
  • Dennis Drotar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsRainbow Babies and Children’s HospitalClevelandUSA

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