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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (US). Improving Cultural Competence. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 2014. (Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 59.)

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Improving Cultural Competence.

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Appendix CTools for Assessing Cultural Competence

There are numerous assessment tools available for evaluating cultural competence in clinical, training, and organizational settings. These tools are not specific to behavioral health treatment. Though more work is needed in developing empirically supported instruments to measure cultural competence, there is a wealth of multicultural counseling and healthcare assessment tools that can provide guidance in identifying areas for improvement of cultural competence. This appendix examines three resource areas: counselor self-assessment tools, guidelines and assessment tools to implement and evaluate culturally responsive services within treatment programs and organizations, and forms addressing client satisfaction with and feedback about culturally responsive services. Though not an exhaustive review of available tools, this appendix does provide samples of tools that are within the public domain. For additional resources and cultural competence assessment tools, visit the National Center for Cultural Competence (http://nccc.georgetown.edu) or refer to the University of Michigan Health System's Program for Multicultural Health (http://www.med.umich.edu/multicultural/).

Counselor Self-Assessment Tools

Multicultural Counseling Self Efficacy Scale—Racial Diversity Form

This 60-item self-report instrument assesses perceived ability to perform various counselor behaviors in individual counseling with a racially diverse client population. For additional information on psychometric properties and scoring, refer to Sheu and Lent (2007).

Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Children and Youth With Special Health Needs and Their Families

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Ethnic-Sensitive Inventory (ESI; Ho 1991, reproduced with permission)

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Evaluating Cultural Competence in Treatment Programs and Organizations

Agency Cultural Competence Checklist—Revised Form (Dana 1998, reproduced with permission)

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Multiculturally Competent Service System Assessment Guide

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Patient Satisfaction and Feedback on Clinical and Program Culturally Responsive Services

Iowa Cultural Understanding Assessment–Client Form

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