Essay On Cultural Differences In Venezuela

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The interviewee currently lives in America although his business is out of Venezuela.

The interviewee empathized with this particular question, he reflected on his mother’s experience and what she currently goes through emotionally. His mother was raised in Venezuela and described how it was much different when she was a kid. The interviewee’s parents wanted the best for their children and knew that they wouldn’t get that in Venezuela because of the way things were then. He described how tough it was for his mother when she made the transition to America because most of her friends and family are still currently living over there. The interviewee was able to recognize that currently, Venezuela is not a place people want to visit and even though his mother misses her hometown and
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When counseling a Latino male, there are some challenges that I may face. For example, many Latino individuals feel more comfortable speaking in their language or origin and I do not speak Spanish. Another factor may be the pride that comes along with the role of being a Latino man. They are prideful and are looked at as the provider and foundation of the family. Therefore, he may be reluctant to seek treatment. In addition, having a white female counselor who is not bilingual may create barriers when trying to build rapport. Like my interviewee mentioned, in his culture women typically stay at home to watch over the house. Consequently, he might have a preconceived bias about me working rather than being at home. Even though our interview went very smoothly, I am thinking about possible conflicts if this interview was a therapy session instead. I do find it hard to believe that this particular client would come into therapy, because of his strong reliance on his family as his source of social

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