APA Reflection Paper
The Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice and Organizational Change for Psychologists is a fantastic article that touches the depth of every behavioral sciences and religious studies. I was really touched at the way the APA tried to integrate diversity into counseling. The paper includes a summary of the article and how the article can be used by the Church.
The Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice and Organizational Change for Psychologists reflect knowledge and skills needed for the profession in the midst of dramatic historic sociopolitical changes in US society as well as needs as needs of new constituencies, markets and clients. The three specific goals of these guidelines are to provide
1) The rationale and needs for addressing multiculturalism and diversity in education, training, research, practice and Organizational change.
2) Basic information, relevant terminology, current empirical research from psychology and related disciplines, and other data that support the proposed guidelines and underscore the importance.
3)References to enhance ongoing education, training, research, practice, and organizational change methodologies
4) Paradigms that broaden the purview of psychology as a profession
The Guidelines on Multicultural education are found on six principles like ethical conduct of psychologists is enhanced by knowledge of differences in beliefs and practices that emerge from socialization through racial and ethnic group affiliation, understanding and recognizing the interface between individuals socialization experiences based on ethical and racial heritage that can enhance the quality of education, recognition of the ways in which the intersection of racial and ethnic group membership with their dimensions of identity (e.g. gender, sexual orientation, age, SES), knowledge of historically derived approaches that have viewed cultural differences as...