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History and Development of Cultural Competence Evaluation in Applied Psychology

Abstract

Historically, the critical evaluation of the cultural competence construct is a movement that parallels its development. A number of critics have described numerous shortcomings of cultural competence theory and advocacy that are so fundamental as to cast serious doubts on its construct validity. The chapter highlights and summarizes criticisms that originate from semantic, logical/conceptual, empirical, philosophical, pedagogical, and best practices perspectives.

Keywords

  • Cultural competence
  • Applied psychology
  • Semantic critiques
  • Logical critiques
  • Conceptual critiques
  • Empirical critiques
  • Pedagogical critiques
  • Professional best practices

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