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Multicultural Competence among the Rehabilitation Professions in Private Practice

[Free, No CEUs] Although the preparation of culturally competent practitioners has been acknowledged and encouraged, and there have been countless diversity initiatives across the country to infuse multicultural and social justice perspectives, the challenges of providing culturally-responsive services to clients from diverse backgrounds remain a central focus in rehabilitation. The purposes of this presentation are to provide preliminary results of a national survey of these professionals that: (1) heighten understanding about the perceived multicultural competence of rehabilitation professionals in private practice based on the factors of the Multicultural Counseling Competence and Training Survey-Revised (Holcomb-McCoy & Myers, 1999 ; (2) increase understanding about the adequacy of multicultural counseling training that these practitioners received; and (3) describe the relationship between selected demographic factors (e.g. age, gender, race/ethnicity) and perceived multicultural competence. Implications of findings are discussed.

Objectives

  1. Give example of the perceived multicultural competence of rehabilitation professionals in private practice based on the factors of the Multicultural Counseling Competence and Training Survey-Revised (Holcomb-McCoy & Myers, 1999)
  2. Describe the relationship between selected demographic factors (e.g. age, gender, race/ethnicity) and perceived multicultural competence.
  3. Examine the adequacy of multicultural counseling training that these practitioners received
Speaker
Brenda Cartwright, PhD