Multicultural Assessment: Principles, Applications, and Examples (Paperback)Richard H. Dana (author)
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For many reasons, standard assessment instruments designed, researched, and normed on a few groups in the United States--the MMPI-2, the Rorschach, and the TAT--are used as though they were universally applicable. Most busy practitioners have little time to investigate alternatives developed for use with one new group or another, focused on one issue or another, generally in a research context.
In this book, Richard Dana proposes a new model of multicultural assessment practice and points directions for future training and research. He presents general, culture-specific, and step-by-step instrument-specific guidelines for the use of the standard armamentarium with different groups. Throughout, he highlights exciting new interpretive possibilities the traditional tests offer that should be regularly exploited, but emphasizes the importance of recognizing psychometric limits. Four extended examples of the use of one or several instruments with a specific group offer concrete illustrations of the model in action.
Multicultural Assessment: Principles, Applications, and Examples constitutes an invaluable new resource for psychologists and for their students and trainees.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"Though psychology has made little progress in understanding multicultural assessment, perhaps this book will stimulate more thought and writing on the subject. Accordingly, all libraries that support the work of soon-to-be and current professionals should have this volume in their collections. Highly recommended."