School for Social Work
Cultural competence-Study and teaching (Graduate), Social work education, Psychotherapist and patient, Psychotherapists-Attitudes, Clinical social work, Health-related beliefs, Psychosocial contexts, Quantitative study
This descriptive study explored clinical social workers' attitudes towards their clients' health-related opinions, beliefs, and psychosocial context. Individuals who self-identified as having earned a graduate degree in social work and were employed as clinical social workers were recruited utilizing a snowball sampling method. 120 clinical social workers completed an online survey, a modified version of the Health Beliefs Attitudes Survey (Crosson et al, 2004; Dobbie et al, 2002) which included several demographic variables. The results indicated that 117 participants (97.5%) had previously completed some form of cultural competency coursework or training. No statistically significant differences were found for the participants' attitudes towards clients' health-related beliefs and psychosocial contexts across all predictors tested.
Jaffe, Sheryl J., "What's the impact of cultural competency education? : exploring clinical social workers' attitudes towards clients health-related beliefs, opinions and psychosocial contexts" (2012). Masters Thesis, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
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