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

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