This week, you will interact with three case studies. The case studies include working within a mental health counseling office with an individual client; a private practice office with a couple or family; and in a school counseling setting. (Note: You will complete each case study but only focus on one case study for the Activity.) As you meet your client, consider your own identity and how your identity may impact the counseling relationship. Finally, consider the issue(s) the client(s) brings to counseling, and explore multicultural counseling skills to work ethically and effectively with your client(s).
Throughout the case study, you will be asked a few questions. You will not be assessed on your responses to the questions but, instead, are required to take time to thoughtfully answer each question.
Focus on just one case study. Then, write a 2-page APA paper including the following:
- Identify at least one similarity and difference you have compared to the client(s) in the case study. Reflect on how these similarities and differences might impact the counseling relationship.
- Consider at least two multicultural concepts or counseling tools you learned from the Learning Resources during Week 9. How does this concept or counseling tool impact your multicultural competence?