Multicultural School Psychology Competencies: A Practical Guide

| June 18, 2011

Title: Multicultural School Psychology Competencies: A Practical Guide

Author: Danielle Martines

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc (July 8, 2008)

Check it out! LB3013.6 .M365 2008

From the publisher:

This unique guidebook is specifically designed with useful multicultural applications aimed at practice-based school psychology. The text compiles an informational and instructional array of helpful “hands-on” checklists, reviews of some of the most current cultural literature applicable to best practices, and provides guided steps to take in various practice-based situations. Multicultural School Psychology Competencies: A Practical Guide is practice-based, culture-sensitive, and intended for the multicultural competency preparation of psychologists-in-training and in practice as well as other professionals working with diverse children and youth in schools and other educational settings.

Key Features

  • Presents critical multicultural competencies that are practice and situation-based to offer guidance on what to do in specific school, clinical, or other educational settings
  • Includes checklists and scales that give readers access to practical situation guidelines and accessibility of copying scales
  • Provides guidelines for writing psychological reports for culturally and linguistically diverse children
  • Devotes an entire chapter on emotional and multiple intelligence
  • Discusses multicultural clinical assessment in schools

Intended Audience
This is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as School Psychology Practicum, Clinical Practicum, Role of the School Psychologist, and Multicultural or Bilingual Assessment-Behavioral in the fields of psychology, counseling, and education. This handy, comprehensive volume is also an invaluable resource for school psychologists, school counselors, educators, and other practitioners.

About the author:

DR. MARTINES is an assistant professor in the psychology department at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Previously, she worked for the Board of Education of the City of New York. Dr. Martines has taught at Lehman College, College of New Rochelle, and Fordham University at Lincoln Center.

Dr. Martines has been professionally active as a Bilingual School Psychologist, Bilingual Psychotherapist and Foreign Language Assessment Examiner. Her current research interest is teacher’s multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills within the school based mental health consultation model.

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