The definition is originally from Donald B. Pope-Davis, A. L. Reynolds, J. G. Dings, and T. M. Ottavi, in "Multicultural Competencies of Doctoral Interns at University Counseling Centers: An Exploratory Investigation," Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 25, pages 466—470 (1994). Modifications for the UUA were made by Paula Cole Jones to include multicultural competence in institutional change. The definition was further modified by the UUA Journey to Wholeness Transformation Committee on March 14, 2008, and published in Appendix A of the report Snapshots on the Journey: Assessing Cultural Competence in Ministerial Formation.
"Cultural competence" is an appreciation of and sensitivity to the history, current needs, strengths, and resources of communities and individuals who historically have been underserved and underrepresented in our Association. Specifically, this entails:
A person who displays multicultural competence:
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