Culturally Competent Assessment

Counseling has a history of perpetuating bias through diagnosis and assessment. In this Application Assignment, you apply cultural competence to a counseling assessment.
For this Application Assignment, review the case study “The Case of Mrs. Hudson” and the description of culturally relevant assessment in the course text Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice. Consider the case study in terms of a culturally competent diagnosis. Think about the issues involved in culturally competent assessment and their impact on counseling.
The Assignment:
With the case study in mind, in a 2- to 3-page paper:
• Develop a culturally relevant assessment of symptoms of the client in the case study. Focus on the concerns specific to Mrs. Hudson’s culture.
• Summarize the major issues in conducting a culturally competent assessment and explain how they might affect the process and progress of counseling.

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