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Supervisors' influence over clinicians' prejudicial biases: Implications and points of intervention


2005 2005

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This research explores prejudicial biases in the clinical work of licensed, doctoral-level supervisors and their pre-doctoral intern supervisees and the training experiences they have had in diversity and supervision preparation. Participants provided a preliminary diagnosis for a client vignette and made predictions about rapport, response to treatment, and prognosis if they were to work with the client. Six conditions existed, varying in gender, race, sexual orientation, and body weight. For those data where supervisors' and interns' responses could be matched, correlations were found in the diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder across conditions; further, assignment of GAF was significantly similar. Interns and supervisors reported the least comfort in dealing with spirituality and sexuality issues in treatment. The tendency to pathologize women more than men is discussed in the context of clinicians' perception of higher competency addressing gender issues. Formal training in supervision and attention to specific aspects of diversity using an integrative developmental model are recommended, as is a four tiered approach to reducing clinical bias: triage, reinforcement of successes, specific training, and attention to evolving needs. Methodological issues are discussed and recommendations for future inquiry are offered.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Psychotherapy
Classification
0622: Psychotherapy
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Clinicians; Intervention; Prejudicial biases; Supervisors
Title
Supervisors' influence over clinicians' prejudicial biases: Implications and points of intervention
Author
Miranda, Karen A.
Number of pages
82
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0474
Source
DAI-B 66/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542257551, 0542257556
Advisor
DiCello, Donna H.
University/institution
University of Hartford
University location
United States -- Connecticut
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3184236
ProQuest document ID
305385378
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305385378
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