NMPA Cultural Diversity Courses
Course Title: 10. Awareness-based articles: (3 Cultural Diversity CE Credits)
Credit: This course has been approved for 3 credit hours of category 2 cultural diversity continuing education credit for New Mexico psychologists.
The New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board and the New Mexico Social Work Board currently accept continuing education credits that are approved for New Mexico psychologists. These courses have not been approved for use in other states.
Summary: The following three articles help to identify both major and subtle forms of racism in our society today and how these problems impact the delivery of culturally sensitive counseling services. In the first article Dr. Sue (2007) differentiates the various forms of what he calls racial microaggressions. He describes how these reactions interplay in various therapy contexts. The following two researched based articles (see Neville, H., et.al., 2000, and Wang, Y., et.al, 2003) look at the behavioral under-pinnings of racial discrimination and ethnocultural empathy through the development of scales that assess these constructs. Together these articles sensitize the reader to one’s own racial assumptions and values, as well as offer food for thought about the application of this information in various contexts.
Click on the following three articles for reading and review and then answer the test questions above:
Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life
Construction and Initial Validation of the Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS)
The Scale of Ethnocultural Empanthy: Development, Validation and Reliability
Article 1 – Copyright © (2007) by the American Psychological Association. Reproduced with permission. The official citation that should be used in referencing this material is Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life. American Psychologist, 62, No. 4, 271-286. Article 2 – Copyright © (2000) by the American Psychological Association. Reproduced with permission. The official citation that should be used in referencing this material is Construction and Initial Validation of the Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS). Journal of Counseling Psychology, 47, No. 1, 59-70. Article 3 - Copyright © (2003) by the American Psychological Association. Reproduced with permission. The official citation that should be used is The Scale of Ethnocultural Empathy: Development, Validation, and Reliability. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 50, No. 2, 221-234. No further reproduction or distribution of these articles is permitted without written permission from the American Psychological Association.