The Racial/Cultural Identity Development Model by Sue & Sue (2012), is an active example to understand clients’ attitudes and behaviors toward themselves and their culture as well as the culture of others. According to West-Olatunji, Frazier, Guy, Smith, Clay & Breaux (2007), “This model poses the following questions (Sue & Sue, 2003): (a) With whom do you identify and why? (b) What culturally diverse attitudes and beliefs do you accept or reject and why? (c) What dominant cultural attitudes and beliefs do you accept or reject and why? and (d) How do your current attitudes and beliefs affect your interaction with other culturally diverse clients and people of the dominant culture?
enforcement agencies are required to create policies and procedures that will facilitate the recruitment of prospective Asian-American police candidates. In addition, law enforcement strategic planning should also be implemented in the recruitment process because it will lay out goals, steps, and assesses clear concise objectives that connect with core values of each police agency. Law enforcement agencies are to follow concrete steps that could result in greater diversity among their personnel Scope of the Study The aim is to research academic information and statistics from peer-reviewed journals and published sources, regarding the recruitment of Asian-Americans towards a career in law enforcement. The focus of the thesis is primarily towards the Asian community, and various methods of trust building, communication, and positive perceptions will be examined to identify recruitment efforts to attract qualified Asian-Americans.
A nation state is a group of people who share common bonds and live within a geographical territory under a system of government (S4 Integrated Humanities, 2016). The government of a nation state should provide for its people in the best possible way. Diversity refers to recognizing that each individual is unique, with their own differences, be it their race, ethnicity, religious beliefs or ideologies. When there is diversity in a nation state, there is bound to be disagreements, since different groups of people will have different opinions with others, which may escalate into conflict. A multiculturalist perspective should be attained by a nation in order to deal with cultural and ethnic diversity.
Having a sufficient knowledge of ones cultural needs, could lead to the understanding of effective healthcare of the people; in furtherance of the foregoing leading effective to quality healthcare services. Nurses are expected to practice in a way that is subtle to the sensitivity of culture of the service users, families, communities and team members (The Code, 2015, sec 7.3). Health services show the need for health care organisation to cultivate policies, standards and practices to offer culturally competent care. In becoming a cultural competent in the practice, Cross et al (1989) suggests five absolute necessary aspects that need to be considered. These are: valuing diversity, having the capacity for the cultural self-assessment, being conscious of the dynamics inherent when cultures interact, having an institutionalised cultural knowledge; and lastly, is having to develop an adaptations of services delivery reflecting an understanding of cultural diversity.
In recent years, ethical treatment and representation of LGBT people has evolved in the United States. Initiatives in schools to reduce harm and stigma and getting the mental health they need have all helped However, there are ethical issues for LGBT people concerning education, religious institutions, and counseling, as well as concerns about First Amendment rights. One ethical issue for LGBT people is their treatment in schools. Organizations such as the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers, and the National Association of School Psychologists, call on schools to “promote awareness, acceptance, and accommodation of LGBTQ students and their needs” (Meyer & Bayer, pg. 1764).
Clinical Neuropsychology & Ethical Vignette Analysis According to the American Psychological Association (APA) (2010), clinical neuropsychology relates ideas and theories of assessment and intervention to the relationship between behavior and central nervous system functioning. Clinical neuropsychology works towards applying the associations of behavior to complications encountered by humans. Clinical neuropsychology also, has various major functions, job requirements, and differences when compared to other APA specialties. To be a qualified clinical neuropsychologist, individuals must follow an accredited training pathway as outlined in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme decided by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) (2010).
Multicultural include a wide range of claims involving culture, religion, language, ethnicity, nationality, and race. Culture is the most important element for recognition and is related to multicultural education which is a demand not only for an immigrants group's actual culture but also for the history of group subordination (Gooding-Williams 1998). Different ethnic groups ask from state authorities to have special treatment, exemptions from generally applicable law and assistance to do different things than the majority of inhabitants do. Usually these are religious exemptions, amendments of state school books; funding minority language schools, facilitate ethnic associations and celebrations, representation in government bodies, recognition
We aimed to give answer for the question: What is the influence of cultural diversity on performance of multicultural teams? and What is the influence of team members’ cultural intelligence on performance of multicultural teams? In the following section, the hypotheses and their respective results will be discussed and contributions to the theoretical and empirical analysis are presented if relevant. 7.1 Main findings
A Discussion of the Measurement Equivalence in Cross-Cultural Research Cross-cultural comparison, in which the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of people from different cultural backgrounds are examined, constitutes an important part of psychological researches (Morren, Gelissen, & Vermunt, 2011). In regard to the validity of cultural comparison, one may wonder whether it is possible to achieve such a comparison; after all, people from different cultural contexts have different languages and ideologies, and they may understand and respond to the topic investigated differently. This question has long been addressed in the literature, and the answer to it is to establish equivalence, or comparability. Cultural equivalence is the prerequisite
A culture, as defined, is a self-motivation and a multidimensional perspective of multiple characteristics of a person. This may include socioeconomic status, gender, belief, ethnicity, and race. Culture may also include religion, food, live style, language, marriage, music, morals and countless other that makes a group (LiveScience, 2015). Cultural awareness or sensitivity is to understand and to have the social skill that allows an individual to recognize, appreciate, and work with other with different cultures. University of Cincinnati College of Nursing (UCCN) explains that cultural norms are to be valued, and the sensitivity to other races that are different from one’s own race helps us to understand and support others in their consistent
This style of communication can be vastly different from middle-class Caucasians who communicate with a future pretense (1998). Culturally Relevant Interventions When working with Latino client, it’s important to remember that their world view may differ from the world view of the counselor. In order for treatment to be effective and successful counselors need to choice culturally relevant methods and interventions that are going to match the clients world views (Carlson & Carlson, 2000).
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). Poston’s biracial identity
The efficacy of appropriate treatment for addiction disorder and substance abuse may be determine by drug and alcohol counselors, primary healthcare providers, social workers, and others. Therefore, it is necessary for competent and those properly trained to utilize the necessary tools needed for proper assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning and future referrals. Careful selection on these instruments may be influenced by cultural, race, and gender (Van Wormer & Davis, 2018). Furthermore, counselors or other clinicians would also need to consider the reliability and validity these instruments prior to selection.
As we have discussed Stephanie’s heritage, we have seen the impact a person’s cultural heritage can have on them as a counselor. As we have discussed, it’s important for the therapist to have self awareness about not only their cultural heritage, but also areas they are prone to privilege and also discrimination, as both of these can lead to barriers in the therapeutic alliance. As counselors work on becoming culturally competent counselors they will want to reflect on their own bias, assumptions, and stereotypes, gain knowledge about various cultures, and utilize this information in a way that will make them culturally competent counselors.
As with all professions when attempting to provide services to individuals it is imperative that ethical practices are being administered. Ethics are directly linked to self-awareness because they are the foundations that assist with behavioral cognitions (Pompeo & Levitt, 2014). Furthermore, self-reflection is also defined as the substance abuse counselor’s consciousness of their feelings, thoughts, reactions and personal values concerning the treatment surrounding