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Translating Cultural Considerations into Psychological Testing Practice (86 min.) LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Define constructs related to cultural competence in assessment 2. Identify how culture can potentially impact all phases of the assessment process 3. Discuss usage of cultural implications of the use of various cognitive and personality measures 4. Describe cultural considerations in relation to case material APA CE/NASP CPD Credit Available: 1.75 CE/CPD ABSTRACT: The complexities of multicultural assessment have been noted in the literature for decades. Psychologists and other mental health professionals are often called upon to conduct culturally informed assessments. Issues of diversity impact all stages of the assessment process including: review of background records, behavioral observations, clinical interview, determination of the presenting problem, selection of assessment instruments, test administration, interpretation of results, communication of results to clients, and formulation of recommendations and referrals. Consideration of various assessment constructs such as equivalence, cultural loading and test bias will be highlighted. This intermediate-level presentation will address the usage of some of the most popular cognitive, personality and clinical measures. In addition, utilization of translated and culturally adapted measures will be noted. Case vignettes will be used to illustrate various challenges in the assessment process. This presentation will address: 1) aspects of cultural competence as they impact the use of various tests and information gathering procedures; 2) cultural considerations as they impact the stages of assessment; 3) usage of various cognitive and personality measures from a multicultural perspective; and 4) the application of the aforementioned areas to case vignettes. (86 minutes) BIOGRAPHY: Lisa A. Suzuki, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Applied Psychology at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Dr. Suzuki received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has taught in the counseling psychology programs at Fordham University and the University of Oregon. Dr. Suzuki conducts research in the area of multicultural assessment, in particular understanding how culture impacts the process of cognitive assessment. Her work also focuses on the usage of qualitative research strategies with diverse ethnocultural groups. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Psychological Assessment, and the Asian American Journal of Psychology. She is senior co-editor of the Handbook of Multicultural Assessment, now in its third edition, and coeditor of The Handbook of Multicultural Counseling, now in its fourth edition. She is co-author of Intelligent Testing with Minority Students, co-editor of Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology, and Qualitative Strategies with Ethnocultural Populations. Dr. Suzuki is the recipient of the Distinguished Contribution bestowed by the Asian American Psychological Association (2006) and the Visionary Leadership Award from the National Multicultural Conference and Summit (2007). Dr. Suzuki served as an Associate Member of the APA Ethics Committee (2013-2016) and the Vice-President of Diversity and Public Interest for the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) of the APA (2002-2005). USER REVIEWS: 4.5 out of 5 STARS (13) "While I have taken courses and do culturally and linguistically diverse evaluations, (this presentation) was a fresh reminder/perspective change to remember the interview/background process and the different home/environment pieces that could impact a person's performance or help to add to the interpretation of results." Buros Center for Testing is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Buros Center for Testing maintains responsibility for this program and its content. There is no known commercial support for this program. INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS PROVIDED WHEN PURCHASED FOR A COURSE: PowerPoint slides References/additional readings Comprehension quiz with answer key Discussion questions Timestamps for presentation content For a brief preview of this video, click link below.
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