Multicultural competency in clinical assessment is an essential part of ethical practice. In an attempt to increase cultural validity and reduce cultural bias, unlike current differentiation of self instruments, the presenter’s dissertation research focused on developing the unpublished Multicultural Differentiation Inventory (MDI) using factor analysis. Attendees will gain a preview of the MDI as well as its use in clinical practice from a Bowenian family systems perspective with adult clients.
To obtain first-hand knowledge of the unpublished Multicultural Differentiation Inventory (MDI) and its use with clients in individual, couples, and family therapy. Consequently, to learn how to assess differentiation of self in adult clients from multiple cultural contexts from a Bowenian family systems perspective.
To gain insight into factors that influence decision making in instrument development that help decrease cultural bias and increase cultural validity in instrument development.
To discuss the importance of multicultural competency in clinical assessment and ways in which clinicians can utilize existing resources to promote culturally competent clinical practice.
Plaquemines Community CARE Centers Foundation, Inc.