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1. The relationship between level of training, implicit bias, and multicultural competency among counselor trainees.Article Analysis PPT
Author: Boysen, Guy A.1; Vogel, David L.21 SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, US email@example.com Department of Psychology, Iowa State University, IA, US https://tiptopessays.com/wp-admin/post-new.php
The assessment of attitudes toward diversity among counselor trainees has relied on self-report measures. Implicit measures might offer a valuable addition to self-report because they assess biased attitudes indirectly, do not rely on conscious introspection, and often demonstrate bias that contradicts self-reported attitudes. A sample (N = 105) of counselor trainees was assessed with measures of implicit bias toward African Americans and lesbians and gay men and a measure of self-reported multicultural competency. Implicit bias was present among counselor trainees despite high self-reported multicultural competency. In addition, self-reported multicultural competency varied by training level, but implicit bias did not. The results suggest that implicit bias can add to the understanding, assessment, and training of multicultural counselor competency.
A danger in counseling is that biased attitudes will influence the treatment of diverse clients. Because of the potential for negative outcomes, the current emphasis on providing multicultural training is necessary (American Counseling Association, 2005; American Psychological Association [APA], 2002). Fortunately, research has indicated multicultural courses are effective in improving counselor trainees’ competency (e.g., Diaz-Lazaro & Cohen, 2001). However, this research has only used self-reports and has not used validated measures of specific types of bias (Kiselica, Maben, & Locke, 1999). Therefore, the current study will assess not only self-reported multicultural competency, but also counselor trainees’ bias toward underrepresented groups using implicit measures, which assess attitudes indirectly and do not rely on conscious introspection. https://www.onlinenursingessays.com/place-order/