Training programs must act to retain the authority to determine professional competencies to serve a diverse public or risk losing their autonomy to do so to the courts and the legislative process. Adopting and integrating the pedagogical statement “Preparing Psychologists to Serve a Diverse Public” developed by the BEA Working Group on Restrictions Affecting Diversity Training in Graduate Education can help to ensure that professional psychologists are trained to serve a diverse public. Two aspects of the statement, informed consent and client reassignment, are particularly important for training programs to consider as they structure training to prepare trainees whose beliefs may hinder their ability to provide competent care.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Gender Studies