Is cultural competence more important than counseling competence (Sue text and lecture notes)? I believe that cultural competence and counseling competence go hand in hand. You can not experience counseling competence without being culturally competent. I do not believe that we can be unbiased as counselors but being aware of our bias is important in regards to cultural competence. According to Sue & Sue in order to help and serve our clients we need to openly experience and discuss our emotions regarding race, culture, and gender (p. 12).
Anti discriminatory practice is any practice meant to counter discrimination based on race, class, gender,disability, etc and promote equality by introducing anti discrimination policies in care settings. As much as we’d like to think that discrimination within care settings did not exist, sadly it does and it’s an issue that affects many individuals each day. The government recognise that it is important to ensure that there are laws in place in order to ensure that people get the right treatment. The Equality Act 2010’ states that all individuals must be treated fairly and equally.This law is there to ensure that people are given care which meets their needs and is in their best interests. Professionals must ensure that they are giving people access to the services that they need and require, providing advice and
Duffy and Chenail (2008) stated when using a research approach in counseling, the counselor needs to make sure they understand the value and the purpose of the research study. The research needs to be appropriate to the client needs. Therefore, the counselor should be aware of the role and the responsibilities when using research for their client that they might not be any biases or cultural sensitive towards the client, if the counselor does not feel comfortable using the research the counselor can also reference “The Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association”. Sherpis and Daniels (2017) specified when a counselor is conducting a research study or using a research they should consider the dignity and welfare of the client. The counselor needs to make sure to respect clients at all times.
She believes that unconscious bias, or explicit prejudice, leads to a detrimental lack of diversity in the workforce. (Abdel-Magied, 1:37) The unconscious bias that we all have, she says, is harmful to society because there are people who are just as qualified to be in certain positions, but are sometimes held back merely because of race, religion, disability, class, or
Professional self-awareness is widely considered a necessary condition for competent social work practice” (Kondrat, 1999, 451). As a social worker, I job to ask of use to remain objective by not imposing our behaviors, values, and beliefs on our clients. When addressing “self” it calls for me to understand my cultural background and iron out all biases. Once the “self” is address then I can work clients of different cultural backgrounds. “Practitioners should prepare intellectual emotional, and clinically in anticipation of working and serving Hispanic clients” (Castex, 1994,298).
McIntosh examines the issue of unintentional racism, by explaining that minorities receive different treatment than the majority whenever the walk into the public sphere. This would be an example of de facto segregation, because it is not intentional segregation or racism despite its constant occurrence. The day of dialog reinforced McIntosh’s idea of unintentional racism, by encouraging students to understand the privileges they have whenever they make up a majority group. The majority of a group could relate to race, religion, sexual orientation, or even right-handedness. Ultimately, in order to promote justice for all within our society all individuals need to understand the individual privileges we all have, and work to create an environment where all groups of people can experience equal opportunity regardless of our
When we don’t have the knowledge of other culture, we tent to judge because we tend to be naïve. There are many people in this world that share values, believes, and culture we are similar yet different. Not knowing how to react to other peoples’ differences because our low education level, is different from having a higher education and still feel superior to other people however, being in the lower education should not exclude people from being responsible of their actions. Before, the deaf communities where different in the eyes of the hearing world. Humans can be so cruel at times and there is not stop, however in orders to stop people’s ignorance education is a valuable tool that people should take advantage of.
This article explains how this lack of awareness is unethical in social work practice and can cause clients great harm. Social workers need skills to assess clients’ entire systems. If ignored, social workers may echo society’s oppression by assuming that clients need to change, rather than working for societal change. This research also warns us that on the other hand, lack of cultural competence can also lead to overcompensation by social workers; clinicians may spend too much time focusing on culture or may excuse dysfunctional behavior. Child disciplines and physical abuse in immigrant Latino families; Reducing violence and misunderstanding.
The reason why I ask such question is because if you embrace a belief that you “I personally feel very strongly” profoundly concern about, wouldn’t that potentially minimize your competency in providing services to the client, or otherwise, your ‘potential stereotypes, biases, and culture bound attitudes toward Latino clients (or any minorities clients) will make it difficult for you, if not impossible to serve them
One reason that explains why immigrants do not seek help is the language barrier that immigrants struggle with. The fact that “mental health treatment relies on direct verbal communication rather than objective tests as for physical illness …” (Kim et al., 2011, p.104) makes it really difficult for immigrants with low English proficiency levels to accurately describe their symptoms to a doctor further isolating them without receiving professional help. Many cultures also consider mental health issues “taboo” and might not have direct translations for such issues. (Simich, 2010, p.20). Another factor is the stigma that many cultures attach to mental health issues.