Racial/ethnic disparities in therapist effectiveness: a conceptualization and initial study of cultural competence.

@article{Imel2011RacialethnicDI,
  title={Racial/ethnic disparities in therapist effectiveness: a conceptualization and initial study of cultural competence.},
  author={Zac E. Imel and Scott W Baldwin and David C. Atkins and Jesse J Owen and Tim Baardseth and Bruce E. Wampold},
  journal={Journal of counseling psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={290-8}
}
As a result of mental health disparities between White and racial/ethnic minority clients, researchers have argued that some therapists may be generally competent to provide effective services but lack cultural competence. This distinction assumes that client racial/ethnic background is a source of variability in therapist effectiveness. However, there have been no direct tests of the therapist as a source of health disparities. We provided an initial test of the distinction between general and… CONTINUE READING

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