Activism and Social Justice
An Examination of the Relationship Between Epistemological Styles and Multicultural Counseling
Racial-cultural attitudes affect diagnostic impressions in applied mental health settings, and therapists must frequently assess their own biases and culture-bound beliefs in order to provide effective mental health services (Gushue, 2004). The present study attempts to better understand how racial-cultural attitudes that have received much attention in recent years (color-blind attitudes and multicultural competencies) might be influenced by an individual's way of acquiring and validating knowledge (epistemological styles). This will involve (1) measuring the color-blind and multicultural competency attitudes of mental health professionals and (2) comparing their epistemological styles.
Grindr from a Minority Stress Perspective