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Title: Developing 'cultural competance' in clinical psychology : trainee reflections on 'race' and culture training and working with cultural diversity
Author: Blair, Shana
ISNI:       0000 0004 2699 1236
Awarding Body: University of East London
Current Institution: University of East London
Date of Award: 2007
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Mental health services have become increasingly familiar with initiatives to develop and ensure culturally-competent,-sensitive, -appropriate practice in order to meet the needs of our multicultural communities. Clinical psychology doctoral training programs have become equally familiar, with 'race', culture and diversity training which represents a significant part of training. This study explored how significant 'race' and culture issues were perceived in practice and how 'race' and culture training has been received, understood and experienced by trainee clinical psychologists. Adopting a mixed methodological approach and making use of a Multicultural Counseling Knowledge and Awareness Scale, this study revealed a varied range of views, beliefs and experiences which facilitated the development of a framework for understanding the 'dimensions' of cultural competence. Several recommendations and implications were made which may be considered useful for a diverse audience, from trainees, training courses, practicing clinical psychologists and their clients.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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