Multicultural counseling competence as a function of multicultural counseling training in doctoral counseling psychology programs

Sonia Campos Beck, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The present study investigates the level of self-reported multicultural counseling competence among pre-internship level doctoral counseling psychology students as a function of level of multicultural counseling training in their respective APA accredited academic programs. A random sample of 400 students from across the nation was asked to participate in the study. Ninety two participants completed a demographic sheet, the Multicultural Counseling Inventory (Sodowsky et al., 1994), and the Multicultural Counseling Competency Checklist (Ponterotto et al., 1995). The results obtained by the two instruments were analyzed to determine whether there is a correlation between level of self-reported multicultural counseling competence and level of multicultural counseling training provided by academic programs. In addition, the effect of level of training on both overall competence as well as the separate domains of competence was examined. It was hypothesized that there is a strong positive correlation between training and competence, that higher levels of training have a significant effect on overall competence, and that level of training affects separate domains of competence differently. Contrary to what was expected, results showed no significant correlation or effects. These results are discussed along with possible reasons for the unexpected findings. ^

Subject Area

Education, Bilingual and Multicultural|Education, Guidance and Counseling|Psychology, Clinical

Recommended Citation

Sonia Campos Beck, "Multicultural counseling competence as a function of multicultural counseling training in doctoral counseling psychology programs" (2001). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3061750.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3061750

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