Cultural Identity and the Testing Process

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Dr. Bridget Rivera has had cultural identity on her radar since she was a child and saw her father deported from the US. In this interview, she talks with Dr. Jeremy Sharp about cultural identity, for both the clinician and the client, and how it shows up throughout the testing process. Here are just a few of the many things that they discuss:

  • Defining cultural identity and cultural humility for people of color and phenotypically white individuals
  • Ways to set up your office to be culturally considerate
  • Questions to ask in the intake to take culture into account
  • Examples of considering culture while interpreting test data
  • Tailoring recommendations through a lens of culture

Target audience:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE program is designated as beginner.

This interview was published in July of 2020

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Text Interview with Dr. Bridget Rivera
  • Audio Interview with Dr. Bridget Rivera
  • References
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

ABOUT DR. BRIDGET RIVERA

Dr. Bridget Rivera is a licensed psychologist, Florida Qualified Supervisor, and holds the MAC (Master Addiction Counselor) credential. She conducts psychological assessment and provides consultation and coaching in the area of cultural humility. She began conducting diversity trainings about 15 years ago at a college counseling center in Maryland. University faculty, staff, and administrators began to request consultation and training in the area of cultural competence and cultural humility, which led to the development of her consultation practice known as Authentic Diversity Training. She has since trained and consulted for both small and large organizations in the public and private sectors, including the VA, NSA, college campuses, and private organizations. Dr. Rivera has multiple peer-reviewed publications and presentations in the area of psychological assessment, eating disorders, and cultural competence. She was awarded the Martin Mayman award from the Society for Personality Assessment in 2010 for distinguished contribution to the literature.                                         

ABOUT DR. JEREMY SHARP

Dr. Jeremy Sharp is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that was founded in 2009 and has grown to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. Dr. Sharp earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, Dr. Sharp specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

Dr. Jeremy Sharp

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Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Sep 4, 2020.

Learning Objectives

Based on the content of this course, I can:

  • Define cultural identity and cultural humility for people of color and phenotypically white individuals
  • Discuss things to consider when setting up a culturally considerate office space
  • Provide examples of considering culture while interpreting test data
  • Create questions to ask during the intake to take culture into account
  • Tailor recommendations through the lens of culture

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