Assessing the multicultural and social justice competencies of career development practitioners

Collins, Sandra, Arthur, Nancy, McMahon, Mary and Bisson, Suzie (2015) Assessing the multicultural and social justice competencies of career development practitioners. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 14 1: 4-16.

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Author Collins, Sandra
Arthur, Nancy
McMahon, Mary
Bisson, Suzie
Title Assessing the multicultural and social justice competencies of career development practitioners
Journal name Canadian Journal of Career Development
ISSN 1499-1845
1499-1853
Publication date 2015-01-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 4
End page 16
Total pages 13
Place of publication St. John's, NL Canada
Publisher Memorial University of Newfoundland
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The current focus on social justice in career practice necessitates identification and prioritization of specific competencies for multicultural counseling and social justice action (Blustein, 2006; Watson, 2010). The Multicultural Cultural and Social Justice Competencies (MCSJC) scale was used to examine (a) the importance of various competency domains and their composite
factors to the profession of career development and (b) the self-assessment of competence by career practitioners on these core domains and factors. The study confirms the importance of multicultural counselling and social justice competencies to
career practice and suggests that educational programs are doing a better job of facilitating awareness, which focuses on attitudes and knowledge, than the skill development required to translate this awareness into culture-infused and social justice focused working alliances with clients. In particular, training in interventions at the organizational, community, and broader systems level is needed. Suggestions for curriculum development draw on the Culture-Infused Counseling model that undergirded the MCSJC scale
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