Multicultural Process and Outcome Research – Document 4

Roysircar, G., Gard, G., Hubbell, R., Ortega, M., & Webster, D. (2002). Relationships of client evaluations of outcome, observer reports, and counselor self-reports of multicultural counseling competencies: A Rashomon effect. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Abstract

The study showed that a ten-week educational and experiential training model for multicultural counseling resulted in increased self-reported multicultural competency for counselor trainees (n= 67) and increased Well-Being for their minority clients (n=67). Likewise, those counselors who showed significant and reliable change from pre- to posttest scores in self-reported Multicultural Counseling Competency were associated with higher client reports of Help-Seeking Attitudes, Well-Being, Liking-Satisfaction, and Effectiveness, and observer judgments of Positive Multicultural Thoughts in counselor process notes. Finally, the variance in pre-post multicultural competency change scores was largely explained by client reports, observer ratings, and counselor Multicultural Social Desirability (the last predictor in the negative direction). This study indicated that when studying self-reported increased multicultural competence over time, which was evaluated as clinically significant reliable change, counselor self-evaluation could be corroborated by external sources, their minority clients and other counselor observers.

Copyright © Gargi Roysircar, Department of Clinical Psychology, Antioch University New England, 4/5/02

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