Perceptions of multicultural training in predoctoral internship programs: A survey of interns and training directors

Jeana L. Magyar-Moe, Lisa M. Edwards, Heather N. Rasmussen, Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, Alicia Ito Ford, Stephanie E. Petersen, Jamie A. Ryder

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Multicultural training at internship sites is a critical component in the preparation of doctoral-level psychologists, so the quality of this training is of the utmost importance. In the following study, the authors examine multicultural training from the perspective of predoctoral interns and training directors at counseling center sites that offer a major or minor rotation in multicultural therapy. Results suggest that perspectives vary between interns and training directors and that there is a great difference in the type of criteria used by each site as evidence of a major or minor rotation. The need for more standardized criteria to define major and minor rotations and suggestions for the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers, internship training directors, and prospective interns are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-450
Number of pages5
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005



  • Diversity training
  • Internship selection
  • Multicultural competency
  • Multicultural training
  • Psychology internships

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