Joseph E. Trimble (psychology, WCE) has two book chapters published
Joseph E. Trimble
Joseph E. Trimble (Distinguished University Service Professor, psychology, WCE) recently published two book chapters. The first chapter, which is titled "The Principled Conduct of Counseling Research With Ethnocultural Populations The Influence of Moral Judgments on Scientific Reasoning," appears in "Handbook of Multicultural Counseling," Third Edition, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. The book was edited by J. Ponterotto, J. M. Casas, L. Suzuki and C. Alexander.
The second chapter, titled "The real cost of multicultural incompetence: An epilogue," was written with P. Pedersen and R. Rodela and appears in "Handbook of Intercultural Competence," Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, D. Deardorff (Ed.).
In essence, the purpose of the chapters is to raise considerations and essentials to encourage ethical decision making for mental health research with ethnocultural populations that reflect the unique historical and sociocultural realities of ethnic and racial people and their communities. A secondary objective is to highlight the untoward consequences of irresponsible research and cultural incompetence and the effects they generate for the researchers and respondents.
The end result of cultural and ethical insensitivities of field-based research has often been harmful to the participants, leaving many with indelible emotional scars and memories. As a result, many communities are now taking steps to protect themselves against future abuses of research practices and the insensitivities of the researchers.
Ethnocultural communities no longer tolerate the "interloper" whose values and research goals are not resonant with local values, customs, beliefs, traditions and needs. For research to resonate effectively with local lifeways and thoughtways, investigators are encouraged to embrace a principled cultural sensitivity approach that emphasizes prudence, integrity, respectfulness, benevolence, reverence and community participation and involvement in the research venture.
Additionally, research ventures can be proactive if they adopt the perspective of Doing Good Well that embraces the Goodness-of-Fit model and approach that provide models of ethical procedures reflective of specific participant group perspectives.