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  • 1. IS PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING ACCOUNTING FOR DIVERSITY? By: Shannon Gray
  • 2. Introduction
    • The subject of diversity is becoming more essential within every domain of our lives
    • It is particularly important for social scientists and psychologists alike
    • As we continue to diversify within a multicultural world, we must better understand the differences that influence us all.
  • 3. Focal Questions
    • Are psychology departments accounting for diversity within its training facilities?
    • How are psychology departments integrating diversity training into curricula?
    • What impacts is it having upon those who are in the counseling field?
    • If diversity training is not being utilized within training facilities, what challenges are preventing departments from doing so?
  • 4. Focal Questions (Cont.)
    • Is diversity training useful and effective?
    • What training techniques/practices are being used to teach diversity training?
    • What are the real world implications of diversity training?
    • What does the future entail as far as diversity training?
  • 5. Relevance of Research
    • Understanding the relationship between ethnic/cultural groups and mental health issues
    • Promoting diversity and understanding
    • Improving care for minority populations
    • Encouraging sensitivity for those who are different from us
    • Examining the shortcomings and pitfalls of psychology training and practices
    • Building the knowledge basis for future research studies
  • 6. Literature Findings Diversity Training For Psychologists
    • Imperative to maximize cultural considerations within treatment environments
    • Counselors feel that they are adequately prepared to deal with persons from multicultural backgrounds
    • Counselors feel most confident in the areas of awareness, skills, and definitions
    • Less confident in areas of knowledge and racial identity
  • 7. Diversity Training For Psychologists
    • Inconsistencies still exist:
      • Programs are not standardized in terms of providing diversity training
      • Unclear at what frequencies students are being trained on subjects related to diversity
      • Questions exist regarding the dimensions of diversity that are incorporated into curricula
  • 8. Curricula
    • Academic environments serve as a place to encourage discussion on difficult topics
    • APA has created requirements in an effort to cover minority issues in general courses
    • Expanding ethnic/cultural knowledge and definitions
    • Active involvement from the academic world to increase awareness about the need for multicultural considerations
  • 9. Curricula (Cont.)
    • Benefits of graduate specialist training versus doctoral training
    • Lengthening program requirements
    • Potential of self-instruction modules
    • Standardizing diversity training requirements
    • New approaches and techniques
  • 10. Conclusions
    • Further studies required on what dimensions of diversity are being taught as well as which are not
    • Need to standardize diversity training across programs
    • Integrating new approaches and techniques into use
    • Potential benefits of client-counselor ethnic matching
  • 11. References
    • Gamst, G., Dana, R. H., Der-Karabetian, A., & Kramer, T. (2004). Ethnic match and treatment outcomes for child and adolescent mental health center clients. J ournal of Counseling & Development , 84 (Fall), 457-466. Retrieved from http://content.ebscohost.com
    • Green, D., Callands, T.A., Radcliffe, A.M., Luebbe, A.M., & Klonoff, E.A. (2009). Clinical psychology students’ perceptions of diversity training: a study of exposure and satisfaction. Journal of Clinical Psychology , 65 (10), 1056-1070. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20605
    • Holcomb-McCoy, C. C. and Myers, J. E. (1999). Multicultural competence and counselor training: a national survey. Journal of Counseling & Development , 77(Summer), 294-302. Retrieved from http://content.ebscohost.com
    • Jones, W.P., Crank, J.N.. and Loe, S.A. (2006). Extending specialist training in counseling: the efficacy of self-instruction. College Student Journal, 40 (4), 885-900. Retrieved from http://content.ebscohost.com
    • McCauley, C., Wright, M., & Harris, M.E. (2000). Diversity workshops on campus: a survey of current practice at U.S. colleges and universities. College Student Journal, 34 (1), 1-15. Retrieved from http://content.ebscohost.com