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PSYR 8421 Multicultural Psychology : Welcome & Course Readings

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PSYR 8421 Required Course Readings

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Abrams, E. M., & Todd, N. R. (2011). White dialectics as multidimensional, contextual, and transformational. The Counseling Psychologist, 39(3), 423–437.

Ancis, J. R., & Szymanski, D. M. (2001). Awareness of white privilege among white counseling trainees. The Counseling Psychologist, 29(4), 548–569.

Artman, L. K., & Daniels, J. A. (2010). Disability and psychotherapy practice: Cultural competence and practical tips. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(5), 442–448.

Baetz, M., & Toews, J. (2009). Clinical implications of research on religion, spirituality, and mental health. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 54(5), 292–301.

Ballinger, L., & Wright, J. (2007). “Does class count?” Social class and counseling. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 7(3), 157–163.

Bartoli, E. (2007). Religious and spiritual issues in psychotherapy practice: Training the trainer. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 44(1), 54–65.

Bartoli, E., & Pyati, A. (2009). Addressing clients’ racism and racial prejudice in individual psychotherapy: Therapeutic considerations. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 46(2), 145–157.

Bernal, G., & Rodríguez, M. M. D. (2009). Advances in Latino family research: Cultural adaptations of evidence-based interventions. Family Process, 48(2), 169–178.

Bernal, G., Jimenez-Chafey, M. I., & Rodríguez, M. M. D. (2009). Cultural adaptation of treatments: A resource for considering culture in evidence-based practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(4), 361–368.

Burns, S. U. (2008). Geropsychology practice: One psychologist’s component in long-term care. Psychological Services, 5(1), 73–84.

Cardemil, E. V., & Battle, C. L. (2003). Guess who’s coming to therapy? Getting comfortable with conversations about race and ethnicity in psychotherapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34(3), 278–286.

Carter, R. T., Helms, J. E., & Juby, H. L. (2004). The relationship between racism and racial identity for white Americans: A profile analysis. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 32(1), 2–17.

Chavis, A. Z., & Hill, M. S. (2009). Integrating multiple intersecting identities: A multicultural conceptualization of the power and control wheel. Women & Therapy, 32(1), 121–149.

Cohen, A. B. (2009). Many forms of culture. American Psychologist, 64(3), 194–204.

Comas-Díaz, L. (2010). On being a Latina healer: Voice, consciousness, and identity. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 47(2), 162–168.

Constantine, M. G. (2001). Multicultural training, theoretical orientation, empathy, and multicultural case conceptualization ability in counselors. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 23(4), 357–372.

Corrigan, P. (2004). How stigma interferes with mental health care. American Psychologist, 59(7), 614–625.

Diaz-Martinez, A. M., Interian, A., & Waters, D. M. (2010). The integration of CBT, multicultural and feminist psychotherapies with Latinas. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 20(3), 312–326.

Fowers, B. J., & Davidov, B. J. (2006). The virtue of multiculturalism: Personal transformation, character, and openness to the other. American Psychologist, 61(6), 581–594.

Franklin, A. J. (2009). Reflections on ethnic minority psychology: Learning from our past so the present informs our future. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15(4), 416–424.

Gallardo, M. E., Johnson, J., Parham, T. A., & Carter, J. A. (2009). Ethics and multiculturalism: Advancing cultural and clinical responsiveness. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(5), 425–435.

Garretson, D. J. (1993). Psychological misdiagnosis of African Americans. Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development, 21(2), 119–127.

Hage, S. M. (2006). A closer look at the role of spirituality in psychology training programs. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37(3), 303–310.

Hays, P. A. (2009). Integrating evidence-based practice, cognitive-behavior therapy, and multicultural therapy: Ten steps for culturally competent practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(4), 354–360.

  Helms, J. E., & Carter, R. T. (1991). Relationships of white and black racial identity attitudes and demographic similarity to counselor preferences. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 38(4), 446–457.

Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Krause, N. (2005). Self-forgiveness: A component of mental health in later life. Research on Aging, 27(3), 267–289.

Koenig, H. G. (2010). Spirituality and mental health. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 7(2), 116–122.

Lee, P., & Laube, R. (2008). The use of culturally congruent spiritual beliefs in the successful treatment of two cases of complicated bereavement for infant death. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 11(3), 349–353.

Lott, B. (2002). Cognitive and behavioral distancing from the poor. American Psychologist, 57(2), 100–110.

Lyon, E. (2010). The spiritual implications of interpersonal abuse: Speaking of the soul. Pastoral Psychology, 59(2), 233–247.

McIntosh, P. (1990). White privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack. Independent School, 49(2), 31–36.

Neufeldt, S., Pinterits, E., Moleiro, C. M., Lee, T. E., Yang, P. H., Brodie, R. E., & Orliss, M. J. (2006). How do graduate student therapists incorporate diversity factors in case conceptualization? Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 43(4), 464–479. 

Nezu, A. M. (2010). Cultural influences on the process of conducting psychotherapy: Personal reflections of an ethnic minority psychologist. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 47(2), 169–176.

Owen, J., Leach, M. M., Wampold, B., & Rodolfa, E. (2011). Multicultural approaches in psychotherapy: A rejoinder. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58(1), 22–26.

Pachankis, J. E. (2004). Clinical issues in working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 41(3), 227–246.

Pargament, K. I., & Sweeney, P. J. (2011). Building spiritual fitness in the Army: An innovative approach to a vital aspect of human development. American Psychologist, 66(1), 58–64.

Pedersen, P. B., Crethar, H. C., & Carlson, J. (2008). Conclusion: Developing multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skill. In P. B. Pedersen, H. C. Crethar, J. Carlson (Eds.), Inclusive cultural empathy: Making relationships central in counseling and psychotherapy (1st ed.) (pp. 223–241). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Pentice, D. A., & Miller, D. T. (2002). The emergence of homegrown stereotypes. American Psychologist, 57(5), 352–359.

Ponterotto, J. G. (2010). Multicultural personality: An evolving theory of optimal functioning in culturally heterogeneous societies. The Counseling Psychologist, 38(5), 714–758.

Ponterotto, J. G. (2011). Research and training on white dialectics: Some next steps. The Counseling Psychologist, 39(3), 356–404.

Powell, L. H., Shahabi, L., & Thoresen, C. E. (2003). Religion and spirituality: Linkages to physical health. American Psychologist, 58(1), 36–52.

Sanchez-Hucles, J. V., & Davis, D. D. (2010). Women and women of color in leadership: Complexity, identity, and intersectionality. American Psychologist, 65(3), 171–181.

Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Zamboanga, B, & Szapocznik, J. (2010). Rethinking the concept of acculturation: Implications for theory and research. American Psychologist, 65(4), 237–251.

Sherry, A., Adelman, A., Whilde, M. R., & Quick, D. (2010). Competing selves: Negotiating the intersection of spiritual and sexual identities. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(2), 112–119.

Shultz, K. S., & Wang, M. (2011). Psychological perspectives on the changing nature of retirement. American Psychologist, 66(3), 170–179.

Smedley, A., & Smedley, B. D. (2005). Race as biology is fiction, racism as a social problem is real: Anthropological and historical perspectives on the social construction of race. American Psychologist, 60(1), 16–26.

Smith, L. (2008). Positioning classism within counseling psychology’s social justice agenda. The Counseling Psychologist, 36(6), 895–924.

Smith, L. C., & Shin, R. O. (2008). Social privilege, social justice, and group counseling: An inquiry. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 33(4), 351–366.

Sue, D. W. (2011). The challenge of white dialectics: Making the “invisible” visible. The Counseling Psychologist, 39(3), 415–422.

Sue, D. W., Capodilupo, C. M,, Torino, G. C., Bucceri, J. M., Holder, A. B., Nadal, K. L., & Esquilin, M. (2007). Racial microaggressions in everyday life: Implications for clinical practice. American Psychologist, 62(4), 271–286.

Thompson, V., Bazile, A., & Akbar, M. (2004). African Americans’ perceptions of psychotherapy and psychotherapists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35(1), 19–26.

Vargas, H. L., & Wilson, C. M. (2012). Managing worldview influences: Self-awareness and self-supervision in a cross-cultural therapeutic relationship. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 22(2), 97–113.

Vasquez, M. J. T., Lott, B., García-Vázquez, E., Grant, S. K., Iwamasa, G. Y., Ludwin, M. E., Ragsdale, B. L., & Vestal-Dowdy, E. (2006). Personal reflections: Barriers and strategies in increasing diversity in psychology. American Psychologist, 61(2), 157–172.

Vera, E. M., & Speight, S. L. (2003). Multicultural competence, social justice, and counseling psychology: Expanding our roles. The Counseling Psychologist, 31(3), 253–272.

Williams, C. (2005). Counseling African American women: Multiple identities—Multiple constraints. Journal of Counseling & Development, 83(3), 278–283.

Zalaquett, C. P., Fuerth, K. M., Stein, C., Ivey, A. E., & Ivey, M. (2008). Reframing the DSM-IV-TR from a multicultural/social justice perspective. Journal of Counseling & Development, 86(3), 364–371.

Zinnbauer, B. J., & Barrett, J. J. (2009). Integrating spirituality with clinical practice through treatment planning. In J. D. Aten, M. M. Leach, J. D. Aten, M. M. Leach (Eds.), Spirituality and the therapeutic process: A comprehensive resource from intake to termination (pp. 143–166). American Psychological Association.

PSYR 8421 Required Course Videos

The links are for required video found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other video, see your course resources.

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Microtraining Associates (Video Publisher). (2011a). Able bodied privilege [Video webcast].

Microtraining Associates (Video Publisher). (2007a). Affirmative psychotherapy for American Jews [Video webcast].

Microtraining Associates (Video Publisher). (2011b). Christian privilege [Video webcast].

Microtraining Associates. (Video Publisher). (2010). The counseling intake process: Culturally competent demonstrations & debriefings [Video webcast].

Microtraining Associates (Video Publisher). (2007b). Counseling Muslims in a western context [Video webcast].

Microtraining Associates. (Video Publisher). (n.d.). The evolution of multiculturalism: Past, present, & future [Video webcast].

Microtraining Associates (Video Publisher). (2006a). Face-Spirit: A new model for integrating spirituality into counseling and psychotherapy [Video webcast].

Microtraining Associates. (Video Publisher). (2005a). Issues in counseling women. [Video webcast].

Microtraining Associates (Video Publisher). (2005b). Race, gender, and sexual orientation: Counseling people with multiple cultural identities [Video webcast].

Microtraining Associates (Video Publisher). (2008). A race is a nice thing to have [Video webcast].

Microtraining Associates. (Video Publisher). (2003). Racial microaggressions: Impact and implications for counseling practice [Video webcast]. The video does not play beyond 42 min.  Contacted the vendor for assistance.

Microtraining Associates (Video Publisher). (2006b). Spirituality in counseling [Video webcast].

Microtraining Associates (Video Publisher). (2006c). Understanding the therapeutic needs of culturally diverse individuals with disabilities [Video webcast].

Other Readings

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