Cultural Competency Training in a Global Society

  • Richard H. Dana
  • James Allen

Part of the International and Cultural Psychology book series (ICUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Introduction: Populations, Problems, and Resources in a Global Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Richard H. Dana, James Allen
      Pages 5-23
    3. Richard H. Dana, James Allen
      Pages 25-42
  3. Introduction: Education and Training Perspectives in Transition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-65
    2. Richard H. Dana, James Allen
      Pages 67-78
    3. Richard H. Dana
      Pages 95-112
  4. Introduction: Multicultural Education/Cultural Competency Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-116
    2. Fons J. R. van de Vijver, Seger M. Breugelmans
      Pages 117-133
  5. Introduction: Using Professional Resources Effectively

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-177
    2. Richard H. Dana
      Pages 179-204
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-252

About this book


Cultural competence is more than an admirable goal: it is an essential skill set for mental health professionals working in a diverse global society marked by crisis and trauma. It is essential for clinicians to understand the intricate mix of history and self-concept, identity and tradition that are central not only for ameliorating psychological problems but to foster psychological health and well-being.

As the definition of culture takes on broader meanings-at once embracing multiple identities and increasing globalization- Cultural Competency Training in a Global Society brings a vital perspective and practical understanding to clinical, counseling, and school psychologists, as well as to graduate students entering these fields. By describing a comprehensive training model for professional education and practice in the United States with ethnic minority groups, indigenous populations, immigrants, and refugees, this book has relevance for other multicultural societies because the implications are multidisciplinary in focus and potentially international in scope. The existing and emergent global multicultural populations described in this book represent the neglected human faces of economic globalization. Among the topics covered:

  • Requirements for professional training in cultural competency.
  • Research basis for cultural competency training.
  • International resources and their usage in training and practice.
  • Multicultural assessment in the service of intervention.
  • Evaluating cultural competency training.


Assessment Counseling Cube Model of Professional Competency Intervention Training Trauma diagnosis migrant labor multicultural populations multicultural underclass psychology workforce globalization

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard H. Dana
    • 1
  • James Allen
    • 2
  1. 1.Regional Research Institute for Human ServicesPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-79821-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-79822-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0455
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