As an American, and a human service professional, my primary job is to address the hypocrisy and moral corruption and confliction of those individuals and systems who solely convey America’s constitutional banner, but neglects its moral practicality. Americans think that by making everyone equal, constitutively and legislatively, we would effortlessly develop a moral society. Morality assumes that people have advantages over others such physical wellness, as skin-pigmentation, sexual identification, autonomy from mental illness and it dictates that we do not take advantage of those who are disadvantaged. Systems and society at large should not use our differences to justify the unjustifiable: inhumanly treatment and exclusion of other humans.
As a woman of color, I believe it is essential that I become aware of my own biases in order to help individuals that have different beliefs, values, and cultural practices. When I was done completing the “Multicultural Counseling Competencies: A Self Examination” assessment, I became aware of my strengths, weaknesses, and areas where I need to grow as a future college counselor.
The article is based on the changing demographics and the needs for the need for the human services field to become more proficient as it relates to being multiculturally competent. The author presents several strategies to include awareness, knowledge and the skills domain which through development can increase competency levels. Information provided elicits the importance of social justice and advocacy within the realm of multicultural counseling. The author elaborates on the fact that there
"Flowers for Algernon" is the short story of a man named Charlie Gordon. Charlie is a 37 year old man. He is not very smart. He has an IQ lower than 70, but he wants to be smart like the rest of the people in his life. He doesn’t want to be dumb anymore. Charlie has an operation done to him to make him smarter. In order to get this operation done Charlie has to take a series of tests. Charlie's doctors, Dr. Nemur and Dr. Straus, need him to take the tests to see if he is the right person to use for the operation. They do use him for the operation, the operation they give him is supposed to make him very smart. When the doctors preform the operation they are supposed to make very ethical medical decisions. Ethics are moral standards that show you right from
Carl Rogers rejected the deterministic nature of both psychoanalysis and behaviorism. His theory implicates that humans behave they way that they do based on how we perceive a certain situation. As Rogers stated, “no one else can know how we perceive; we are the best experts on ourselves.” Carl Rogers believed that the one motive of humans was to self actualize; become the highest version of “human-beingness” possible. While this seems like a basic ideal in many psychotherapies, Rogers’ philosophy includes the idea that every person is supposed to develop differently based on their specific personality. Congruence is important in this actualization; people who are self actualizing have an “ideal self,” which is in line with their actual behavior.
Social workers should eliminate the injustices in order to improve the quality of life for all and for the most vulnerable members of society. Housing issues, wages, types of jobs, education and financial matters are some of the areas where a minority population gets unjustified. Challenging social injustice is a long term plan. Organizations, agencies, institution and businesses that exhibit and promote cultural competence will integrate diversity into their policies, procedures, hiring practices and training. Social workers and members of diverse populations must participate in political office, administrative positions, program planning, and policy making and serving on boards of directors in order to achieve social and economic
Ponterotto’s model is specifically formulated for European American counselors in training (Ponterotto, 1988). The Preexposure stage refers to trainees being comfortable with the existing status of multicultural issues. The Exposure stage is when trainees become aware of various issues related to racism and diversity. The Zealot-Defensive stage is characterized by a rejection of one’s own ethnicity in favor of minorities. Integration, the final stage, produces a balanced perspective as emotions are balanced and cultural awareness increases. According to Hays and Erford (2014), “Awareness of this model may help White counselor trainees reflect on their cultural identity development and the manner in which associated information processing strategies affect values, beliefs, worldviews, and interactions with clients” (p. 41).
As we see changes in the way of policing, ethical leadership and behavior is becoming more challenging for law enforcement officers. Police officers should be ethical leaders committed to the law and professional standards. Police officers with ethical leadership posses a philosophical moral foundation and his/her actions and decisions will be based on that; many officers may face challenges or difficulties while trying to adapt to the new way of policing, especially when working with unethical peers. With this being said there are specific characteristics in addition to strong ethical and moral values that can successful develop ethical leaders.
This article is very relevant to practitioners in the field of counseling. Multicultural concerns have been increasingly relevant as demographics change and continue to increase. Counselors are expected to develop a multicultural awareness of clients from cultures different within their own.
In 1952, Eysenck examined 24 uncontrolled studies that looked at the effectiveness of counseling and Psychotherapy and found that “roughly two-thirds of a group of neurotic patients will recover or improve to a marked extent within about two years of the onset of their illness, whether they are treated by means of psychotherapy or not [Italics added]”. Although found to have serious methodological flaws, Eysenck’s research did lead to debate concerning the effectiveness of counseling and resulted in hundreds of studies that came to some very different conclusions:
Ethics is a system of moral principles, the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc. medical ethics; Christian ethics. Moral principles, as of an individual: His ethics forbade betrayal of confidence.
SPARCS does not directly provide services to parents, however if foster families and youths are open to participating, the program model can be implemented with parental involvement as part of multifamily group therapy (CEBC, 2006). In a group, families can learn that they are not alone in their struggles and that alone can be very empowering. However, as foster-care youth children often have adverse or nonexistent relationships with their foster-parents, this may be difficult. Especially since placements can change at anytime. Therefore, it is important to realize the barriers associated with delivering services within the child welfare system. Communication with foster parents and agencies about possible future changes in placements need
A personal goal of mine, as a future counselor, is to become a diverse group leader. I desire to lead groups with cultural sensitivity and not limit members because of ethnicity, gender, religion, class, etc. My goal is to pursue a considerable amount of information on culture and the issues surrounding it, while conducting a therapeutic group. According to The Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), section B.7, Best Practice In Performing, It is the group counselors responsibility to practice cultural sensitivity and seek information regarding diverse and cultural issues by working with group members and actively seeking outside sources (Thomas & Pander, 2008). I desire to use culture as an advantage in my
“Ethics”, in an organizational context, comprises a set of behavioral standards, expressed as norms, principles, procedural guides, or rules of behavior, defining what is appropriate (right) and inappropriate(wrong). Grounded in a system of values and moral principles, these behavioral
this statement, it does not answer my question. The problem was not that the text on multicultural counseling failed to address me as an ‘ethnic’ minority or that my position was lost between the black and white, but rather, why we need to identify our selves on the basis of our ‘race’ or colour?.