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Alumni: Request for Participants in Multicultural Research

Dear Colleague,

For many years mental health professionals have debated the relative merits of multicultural training for practitioners. My co-investigators and I want to invite you to participate in our research project designed to create a standardized measure of multicultural competence. It is our hope that such an instrument will aid in training and evaluating multiculturally competent practitioners and contribute concrete data to the ongoing discourse.

We are seeking licensed mental health professionals at the masters and doctoral levels in the fields of psychology, counseling, social work, and marriage and family therapy. When you click the link below, you will be asked to complete a short Experience and Demographic Survey in which you will be directed to indicate demographic information and answer questions about aspects of your professional experience. Then you will be asked to answer 50 multiple choice and true-false questions (constituting the Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy Test - MCPT) relating to the ways in which race and ethnicity might impact a counselor’s ability to engage with racially and culturally different clients. [This study has been approved by the Arcadia University Institutional Review Board (IRB).]

If you would like to participate in this study, please follow this link to the survey:

Please forward this email request as widely as you can.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.


Angela R. Gillem, PhD, Professor of Psychology

Arcadia University








Posted:  January 23, 2012