Your cultural views may change as you progress through this course, your degree program, and your career as a counselor. Having an evolving awareness of the cultures you will encounter is an important part of becoming culturally competent.
Complete a cultural assessment of yourself using Table 3.1 in the Hays text as a guideline. Be sure to include all the cultural influences noted in the ADDRESSING format.
Describe your culture and explain your worldview and biases based on your cultural self-assessment, and how your worldview and bias may influence your interactions with culturally diverse clients. Then explain one challenge related to your worldview and biases that might influence your work with culturally diverse clients. Pay specific attention to areas in which you have strong opinions. Finally, describe one strategy you might use to address that challenge using the learning resources as a scholarly guide.
· Sue, D. W., & Sue, D. (2016). Counseling the culturally diverse: Theory and practice (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
o Chapter 4, “The Political and Social Justice Implications of Counseling and Psychotherapy” (pp. 107-144)
o Chapter 5, “The Impact of Systemic Oppression: Counselor Credibility and Client Worldviews” (pp. 145-178)
o Chapter 6, “Microaggressions in Counseling and Psychotherapy” (pp. 179-212)
· Hays, P. A. (2016). Addressing cultural complexities in practice: Assessment, diagnosis, and therapy (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
o Chapter 3, “Doing Your Own Cultural Self-Assessment” (pp. 39-60)
· Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012a). Emotional roadblocks on the road to cultural competence. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 12 minutes.
In this video, Drs. Derald Wing Sue, Teresa LaFromboise, Marie Miville, and Thomas Parham discuss some of the emotional challenges that come with learning cultural competency.
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· Hays, P. A. (1996). Addressing the complexities of culture and gender in counseling. Journal of Counseling and Development, 74(4), 332–338.