NMPA Cultural Diversity Courses
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 articles though distinct in the nature of their information, look at the processes involved in acculturation and identity development and the unique changes that occur as a result of these processes.
The first article (see Zea, et.al., 2003) reviews the literature on the most frequently used self-report acculturation scales. The article then presents the development of a bilinear/multidimensional scale that incorporates the assessment of identity (an area where acculturation scales are lacking).
The second article (see Miville, et. al., 2005) is an empirical article exploring racial identity development of multiracial peoples. The article as well compares and contrasts biracial and multiracial development models to the racial identity development of these multiracial people
A third article (see Flores, et.al., 2004) looks at Mexican-American married couples with varying cultural identities and the impact that acculturation stress has on these couples.
Article 1 – Copyright © (2003) by the American Psychological Association. Reproduced with permission. The official citation that should be used in referencing this material is The Abbreviated Multidimensional Acculturation Scale: Empirical Validation With Two Latino/Latina Samples. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 50, No. 2, 221-234.
Article 2 – Copyright © (2005) by the American Psychological Association. Reproduced with permission. The official citation that should be used in referencing this material is Chameleon Changes: An Exploration of Racial Identity Themes of Multiracial People. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, No. 4, 507-516.
Article 3 - Copyright © (2004) by the American Psychological Association. Reproduced with permission. The official citation that should be used is Marital Conflict and Acculturation Among Mexican American Husbands and Wives. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 10, No. 1, 39-52. No further reproduction or distribution of these articles is permitted without written permission from the American Psychological Association.