9 assessing multicultural counseling multicultural assessment in counseling and clinical the american psychological association's division of counseling . 2013 shaakera subjee [psychological assessment in the south african context] challenges and future directions the following paper presents an opinion on psychological assessment and testing in the south african context. Psychological assessment in south africa provides in-depth coverage of a range of areas within the broad field of psychological assessment, including research conducted with various psychological instruments the chapters critically interrogate the current eurocentric and western cultural hegemonic practices that dominate the field of . The fourth edition of introduction to psychological assessment in the south african context is an introductory text on measuring and assessing human behaviour within a complex multicultural environment it offers a practical guide to the development of culturally appropriate measures and the application of assessment measures, as well as the .
Psychological assessment in vocational rehabilitation: a qualitative exploration of ignored in research, even though the multicultural assessment literature has. Work on the development and application of psychological tests cross-cultural application of psychological tests which touches on aspects such as linguistic and cultural differences, norming and equity the adaptation of existing tests versus developing indigenous instruments and lastly, the impact of training in ensuring competence in test use. The utility, cultural sensitivity and relevance of the assessment tools and techniques is central to the theory and practice of psychological assessment and the book offers a significant contribution to the extension and the advancement of knowledge in this domain”.
Psychological service providers need a sociocultural framework to consider diversity of values, interactional styles, and cultural expectations in a systematic fashion they need knowledge and skills for multicultural assessment and intervention, including abilities to:. Social and cultural context of intercultural counselling r vance peavy university of victoria han z li university of northern british columbia abstract in this article, we argue two points first, successful intercultural counselling depends on how well the counsellor understands the social contextual factors surrounding the interaction. Psychology definition of multicultural counseling: in the context of psychotherapies, multicultural counselling is a type of therapy which takes into account both racial and ethnic diversities of the client.
Psychological assessment is in south africa faces many drawbacks due to its history of inequality and the cultural diversity of its population this essay will aim to highlight all the major weaknesses related to psychological measures and assessment within south africa, and make mention of some of the ways in which these weaknesses can be overcome. A stronger focus on multicultural assessment examples revised in light of the fact that the book is used increasingly by industrial psychology students (faculties of management) and not only clinical or counselling students a question bank will accompany the text. Assessment the 2002 ethics code also reinforces attention to multicultural competence in the area of assessment, as new standard 906 requires psychologists to incorporate in their reports the situational, personal, linguistic, and cultural differences that may influence test scores and interpretations.
In the teacher's informal assessment of maria, she lacked sensitivity to maria's cultural context this was evidenced by her refusal to assess maria in a language other than english if the teacher had evaluated maria in her first language, the results may have been an accurate representation of her readiness for school. Similarly, magyar-moe (2009) suggested using a seven-axis system of positive psychological assessment that included documenting positive and negative aspects of clients’ cultural identities, as well as clients’ personal strengths as facilitators of growth. Application of research findings, the goal is often to be context- or community-specific, incorporating the history and current issues of each social group, thereby regarding generalization beyond that community as less relevant or even inappropriate (phinney & landin 1998). The use of psychological assessment is a key enabler for the appropriate selection and development of employees in the workplace to meet the constant changes in the internal and external economic and social environment (bartram, 2004 paterson &uys, 2005).
3122 fair psychological testing in the multi-cultural south african context 61 3123 validity of psychological testing in selection 65 (i) cognitive ability assessment 65. Multicultural competence multicultural assessment and ethical practice standardized psychological assessment instruments as well as developing appropriate. Planning a psychological test in the multicultural south african context article (pdf available) in sa journal of industrial psychology 30(4) october 2004 with 115 reads doi: 104102/sajip .