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Module 3: Practice and Organizational Change

Module 3: This module reflects Guidelines 5 & 6 of the Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists from the American Psychological Association (2002). If you have not read the preliminary material* from the Guidelines yet, we recommend that you do so before completing this module. To read the preliminary material, click here.

Guideline #5: Psychologists strive to apply culturally–appropriate skills in clinical and other applied psychological practices.” (APA, 2002)

Guideline #6: Psychologists are encouraged to use organizational change processes to support culturally informed organizational (policy) development and practices.” (APA, 2002)

1) Read Guideline 5 (APA, 2002). This is an external link that takes you to APA’s html document.

2) Read Guideline 6 (APA, 2002). This is an external link that takes you to APA’s html document.

After reading Guideline 5 & 6 in full, click here for Module 3 Post-Assessment The Post-Assessment covers both Guidelines (5 & 6).

In addition to reading the above materials, to gain additional information, awareness and skill with regard to practice and organizational change, we recommend the following activities and resources:

The Advocacy Competencies (found under “ACA Downloads’ on external link to American Counseling Association, 2002)

* Guidelines preliminary material includes:

  1. Preface
  2. Scope of Guidelines
  3. Racial/ethnic Diversity in the United States and Psychology
  4. Definitions
  5. Historical and Sociopolitical Developments for the Guidelines
  6. Introduction to the Guidelines: Assumptions and Principles

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