Psychotherapy trainees' multicultural case conceptualization content: Thematic differences across three cases

Debbiesiu L. Lee, Daniel J. Sheridan, Adam D. Rosen, Isaiah Jones

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Abstract

This study examined thematic differences in the multicultural case conceptualization content of 61 psychotherapy trainees across three different cases and trainee demographics (number of multicultural courses completed, years of supervised clinical practicum completed, and White trainee vs. trainee of color). Themes across cases included general counseling skills (attend to affect, build rapport, focus on specific client concerns, use of specific clinical interventions, and use of external resources not related to culture), as well as multicultural specific counseling skills (focus on culture, focus on discrimination, use of culturally competent interventions, and use of external resources related to culture). Thematic differences across case were found in three of the nine themes (affect, culture, discrimination). No systematic differences were found across multicultural training, clinical training, or race. Implications of these results are discussed

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-212
Number of pages7
JournalPsychotherapy
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

Keywords

  • Case conceptualization
  • Multicultural case conceptualization
  • Multicultural competence
  • Psychotherapy trainees

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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