Videos that are essential not only in multicultural courses, but also in introductory and advanced courses throughout the curriculum, and in field-site supervision and in-service workshops.
Part I: Innovative Approaches to Counseling African Descent People.
Thomas A. Parham and Adisa Ajamu (Video 501)
The culture of African descent people provides a design for discovering one's spiritual destiny in relationship to the collective. Therapists and counselors work as healers to help rediscover one's personal energy and global unity. The interview illustrates these principles in three interview segments helping a student deal with concerns in a graduate counseling program: 1) connecting the client to self, others, and history; 2) facilitating awareness of how energy flow can be increased through these connections; and 3) setting goals, finding a healing space, and developing a support network leading toward harmony. Debriefing and explanations of key concepts is an important part of this presentation.
Part II: Innovative Approaches to Counseling Asian-American People.
Fred Leong, Gayle Iwamasa, and Derald Wing Sue (Video 502)
Conventional approaches to counseling and psychotherapy are often antagonistic to Asian cultural values and worldview. Dr. Fred Leong demonstrates a culturally-specific approach in working with a Korean-American client (played by Dr. Gayle Iwamasa). The approach reveals important Asian-American differences related to: 1) manner of symptom expression; 2) communication style differences; 3) potential barriers to effective helping; and 4) use of therapeutic strategies/techniques which are traditionally taboo in the Euro-American approach. Dr. Derald Wing Sue leads the viewers through an analysis of the clinical encounter.
Part III: Innovative Approaches to Counseling Latina People.
Luiz Vasquez, Azara Santiago-Rivera, and Elsa Orjuela (Video 503)
The concerns of a first generation community college student caught between two cultures Mexican and U.S. are presented The client is sad and overwhelmed as she ponders the problems she confronts from her more acculturated children and her mother's relatives. Particularly important in this demonstration is working with women caught between promoting their own personal goals and being responsible, as expected, for family-centered priorities. The counselor uses proverbs and sayings as therapeutic tools. The movement between Spanish and English as a way to facilitate emotional understanding of conflict is shown. Elsa Orjuela leads a theoretical/practical discussion of the video.
Part IV: Innovative Approaches to Counseling Native-American Indian People.
Art Martinez and Nora Martinez (Video 504)
Aligning the client with destiny is the goal of this demonstration. The client and her family have left the Red Road through paying insufficient attention to traditional values. The therapist draws out alcohol and family concerns, but always in a cultural context and with considerable personal support. Particularly helpful to the client (and to viewers) are the connections constantly drawn between the client, her family, the community, and the broader cultural context. The client is engaged as a representative of her family as well as an individual. A debriefing session follows.
Part V: Innovative Approaches from a White American Perspective.
Michael D'Andrea, Bryan Kim, and Judy Daniels (Video 505)
This demonstration focuses on how a White counselor might work with cultural difference. A mixed race couple is referred by a physician because the husband has headaches, fatigue, and no physical basis can be found. The session begins with an innovative approach to dealing with cultural differences between the therapist and client. Many White European-American counselors are puzzled as to whether or not to discuss these differences, and this tape provides one innovative example. The debriefing discussion addresses gender-related issues and the similarities and differences between two cultural world views.
500 Culturally-Competent Counseling and Therapy. All five demonstrations on two videotapes $325. (Approx. 2 hours). Single tapes (501, 502, 503, 504, 505 are available at $95. (Approx. 30 min. each)
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Keynote Presentations from the First Multicultural Conference and Summit, Newport Beach, CA, January, 1999.
Divisions 17, 35, and 45 of the American Psychological Association have joined together with Microtraining Associates to present the four keynote presentations of the recent Multicultural Summit. They will make a difference to you and your students.
Science, Ethnicity, and Bias: Where Have We Gone Wrong?
Stanley Sue, Ph.D. The science of psychology has been a major contributor to bias over the years. Stanley Sue provides a summary of issues and suggestions for a stronger, more vital science in the future. This video will be especially useful for both practice and research courses. 506 (48 min.) $95.
The Evolution of Multiculturalism: Past, Present, and Future. Lillian Comas-Diaz, Ph.D. This video will bring home to your students where the movement has come from and where it is headed. Comas-Diaz speaks eloquently of the need for change. But, more, she tells us how to do it. 507 (42 min.) $95
Beyond Intolerance: Bridging the Gap Between Imposition and Acceptance.
Thomas Parham, Ph.D Responses from faculty members who viewed the tape at a multicultural retreat say: "It touched me deeply…dynamic…spiritual… and…I plan to require using it in all our first year Intercultural Development courses." 508 (62 min.) $95
A Social Justice Agenda for Multiculturalism: Societal Implications.
Gail Wyatt, Ph.D. From her personal experience with racism to philosophical and practical implications for a renewed social justice psychology and counseling, this video will be inspiring to students as they start their work in the helping field. 509 (48 min. ) $95
510 All four videotapes $295. (Indicate tape numbers) Three of the above videotapes $245. (Indicate tape numbers) Two of the above videotapes $170.
March 2006 OEMA Communiqué News Journal
the March 2006 OEMA Communiqué News journal is now available. This issue includes a special section titled 'Psychological Perspectives: Hurricane Katrina - A Multicultural Disaster". The issue also includes updates on various APA activities that affect minority psychologists and communities. It provides updates on the research efforts of 5 of the 2005 Prodigy (health disparities research) awardees. And as usual, this Communiqué includes a small encyclopedia of information regarding research and training opportunities, calls for nominations and awards, new books, and web resources.
The links to the March Communiqué are:
Grants from the APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs
CEMRRAT Implementation Grants
These are small grants to individuals, departments, SPAs, Divisions, and other organized entities in psychology for innovative activities that support minority recruitment, retention, and training in psychology at all levels.
Health Disparity (ProDIGS) Grants
These are small grants to early career psychologists at minority-serving institutions, for the conduct of research or other efforts that are necessary and preliminary to the preparation of a major research or training grant on health disparities issues.
Committee on APA/Division Relations (CODAPAR) Interdivisional Grant Project
Click here to see the CODAPAR Interdivisional Grant Project Call for Proposals.
Click here to download the Interdivisional Grant Project sponsorship form.
Click here to read the progress report for a 2004 Interdivisional Grant Project involving Divs. 31 and 45. Click here to see a Call for Materials for this project.
Click here to see a proposal for a CODAPAR Interdivisional Grant Project.
National Symposium on Homelessness Research—Call for Proposals
Click here to download the National Symposium on Homelessness Research Call for Proposals.
Jigsaw Classroom: A Cooperative Learning Technique to Reduce Racial Conflict
Social Psychology Network Mentorship Program
Div. 45 enthusiastically endorses Social Psychology Network (SPN), a pioneering organization that has worked tirelessly to increase diversity within psychology, promote social justice, and advance psychological research and education to promote psychology as an inclusive science.
Society for Personality and Social Psychology