Beyond Instrument Selection

Cultural Considerations in the Psychological Assessment of U.S. Latinas/os

Ignacio David Acevedo-Polakovich, Geneva Reynaga-Abiko, Patton O. Garriott, Karen Derefinko, Mary K. Wimsatt, Lauren C. Gudonis, Tamara L. Brown

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Abstract

Currently the second largest U.S. ethnic group, U.S. Latinas/os are projected to continue increasing as a proportion of the U.S. population over the next century. The culturally competent psychological evaluation of U.S. Latinas/os requires both the use of instruments that are adequately validated in that population and the adequate consideration of culturally linked factors known to influence the assessment process and its findings. This article makes foundational recommendations in this second area, organizing them along 4 stages of professional practice in psychological assessment. Consultation with qualified professionals is discussed as being important in ensuring the accurate and ethical psychological assessment of U.S. Latinas/os at all stages of professional practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-384
Number of pages10
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Hispanic Americans
Professional Practice
Psychology
Process Assessment (Health Care)
Ethnic Groups
Population
Referral and Consultation

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  • Psychology(all)

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Acevedo-Polakovich, I. D., Reynaga-Abiko, G., Garriott, P. O., Derefinko, K., Wimsatt, M. K., Gudonis, L. C., & Brown, T. L. (2007). Beyond Instrument Selection: Cultural Considerations in the Psychological Assessment of U.S. Latinas/os. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(4), 375-384. https://doi.org/10.1037/0735-7028.38.4.375

Beyond Instrument Selection : Cultural Considerations in the Psychological Assessment of U.S. Latinas/os. / Acevedo-Polakovich, Ignacio David; Reynaga-Abiko, Geneva; Garriott, Patton O.; Derefinko, Karen; Wimsatt, Mary K.; Gudonis, Lauren C.; Brown, Tamara L.

In: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 38, No. 4, 01.08.2007, p. 375-384.

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Acevedo-Polakovich, Ignacio David ; Reynaga-Abiko, Geneva ; Garriott, Patton O. ; Derefinko, Karen ; Wimsatt, Mary K. ; Gudonis, Lauren C. ; Brown, Tamara L. / Beyond Instrument Selection : Cultural Considerations in the Psychological Assessment of U.S. Latinas/os. In: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2007 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 375-384.
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