California School of Professional Psychology Handbook of Multicultural Education, Research,Intervention, and Training / Edition 1

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From the prestigious California School of Professional Psychology comes a definitive and indispensable resource. Drawing on the most current research and practice in the field, The Handbook of Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention, and Training is a comprehensive volume that addresses critical issues such as culturally responsive education, culturally infused clinical training, culturally competent faculty, qualitative research in multicultural studies, working with culture in psychotherapy, racial-identity attitudes, conceptualizing wellness in multicultural populations, and many other key topics in the on-going effort to create educational, social service, and mental health systems which truly reflect our society.

With one exception, the contributors are all from the pioneering and celebrated California School of Professional Psychology MERIT (Multicultural Education Research Intervention and Training) Insitute, and include
Diane Adams
Hanya Bluestone
Mary Bachran
Leena Barnerjee
Elaine Burke
Eleanor Jackson-Castleberry
William Chien
Renea K. Chung
Harriet Curtis-Boles
Elizabeth Davis-Russell
Robert-Jay Green
Judy Holloway
Paula B. Johnson
Debra Kawahara
Kimlin Tam Ashing
Sue Kuba
Glenn Masuda
Richard Mendoza
Vang Leng Mouanoutoua
Carlton W. Parks
Kenneth Polite
Kumea Shorter-Gooden
Shelley Stokes
Sylvie Taylor
Gale Young

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
In March 1991, a small group of faculty, students, and administrators from the California School of Professional Psychology created an agenda to transform an established professional psychology curriculum into one emphasizing a multicultural perspective. This led to the founding of the MERIT Institute, focusing on multicultural education, research, intervention, and training. Based on findings from the MERIT Institute during the past decade, this handbook explores context, standards, skills, and resources useful in the classroom education of professional psychologists; critical knowledge necessary for conducting multicultural research; critical variables for effective intervention with clients of color; and the training of culturally competent psychologists. The 26 contributing authors include academics and practitioners in psychology, cultural studies, and multiculturalism, all from the U.S. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787957636
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/18/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Davis-Russell is provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York College at Cortland. She was a professor, director of Cross Cultural Psychology Proficiency, dean for Academic and Professional Affairs, and presidential associate of the California School of Professional Psychology. She was responsible for the development and implementation of the School of Education and a founding member-later to become director-of MERIT (Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention and Training) and the undergraduate school. She has also been a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she developed the Center for Intercultural Clinical Psychology.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Connell F. Persico).




1 Psychology and the Reach of Multiculturalism in American Culture (Leena Banerjee).

2 A Metastructure for Multicultural Professional Psychology Educationand Training: Standards and Philosophy (Diane Adams).

3 The Vicissitudes of Cultural Competence: Dealing with DifficultClassroom Dialogue (Gale Young and Elizabeth Davis-Russell).

4 In and Out of the Classroom: A Model for Multicultural Training inClinical Psychology (Sylvie Taylor, Carlton W. Parks, Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Paula B. Johnson,Elaine A. Burke, Kimlin Tam Ashing, Richard H. Mendoza, Judith Holloway,Kenneth Polite and Glenn I. Masuda).

5 Integrating Diversity Content Across the Curriculum:Evaluation in a Clinical Graduate Program (Sue A. Kuba and Hanya Bluestone).

6 Lesbians, Gays, and Family Psychology: Resourcesfor Teaching and Practice (Robert-Jay Green).


7 A Professional Psychology School Model for the ResearchTraining of Professional Psychologists (Carlton W. Parks and Judith Holloway).

8 Qualitative Methods: An Essential Tool forMulticultural Psychology (Kumea Shorter-Gooden).

9 A Multicultural Awareness in Research Practices:A Self-Reflective Process (Debra M. Kawahara).


10 Latinos Perceptions of the Rorschach Inkblots: An Examinationof the Popular Response (Mary A. Bachran).

11 Is the Sociocultural Background of the Psychologist Important? (Elizabeth Davis-Russell).

12 The Culturally Different Patient in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Renae K. Chung and Shelley J. Stokes).

13 The Application of Psychoanalytic Theory and Practiceto African Americans (Harriet Curtis-Boles).

14 Caught Between Cultures: The Young Asian American in Therapy (William W. Chien and Leena Banerjee).

15 Race and the Field of Family Therapy (Robert-Jay Green).

16 Exploring Risky Sexual Behaviors Leading to HIV Infection:The Experience of African American Women (Eleanor Jackson-Castleberry).

17 The Impact of Skin Color and Hair Texture on Mate Selection:Implications for Interventions with African AmericanMen and Women (Carlton W. Parks and Kamilah Marie Woodson).

18 Religiosity and Racial Identity Attitudes: Clinically Relevant Factorsin Psychotherapy with African Americans (Elizabeth Davis-Russell).

19 Coming Out to Family . . . in Context (Robert-Jay Green).


20 Preparation for Training: Assessing Attitudes TowardDifference Using the ISI (Elizabeth Davis-Russell).

21 A Heuristic Model of Managing Emotions inRace Relations Training (Billy E. Vaughn).

The Editor.

The Contributors.


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