A critical examination of selected perspectives in multicultural therapy and psychology
Abbreviated Journal Title
SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS; AFRICAN-AMERICANS; WHITE; ACCULTURATION; MINORITIES; HISPANICS; SERVICES; BARRIERS; CULTURE; WOMEN; Psychology
An attempt is made to delineate and discuss selected perspectives within multicultural therapy and psychology that are commonly found in the multicultural literature. The perspectives examined are: (a) minority clients' ethnicity is related to their presenting problems: (b) nonWhite cultures are infallible; (c) race and ethnicity are stronger predictors of behavior than social class; (d) in a multicultural therapy situation, therapists are White and clients are nonWhite; (e) racism is unique to White Americans; (f) psychology is irrelevant to minorities; and (g) psychological notions can be evaluated on the basis of the race or social class of the notions' creators. Suggestions are made when appropriate on ways to enhance multicultural psychology's scientific basis and clinical utility.
"A critical examination of selected perspectives in multicultural therapy and psychology" (1999). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2764.