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Emerging Issues in Multicultural Psychology. Prepare a 700- to 1050-word paper in which you examine at least two emerging issues in multicultural psychology.

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Emerging Issues in Multicultural Psychology Ashley Hambright University of Phoenix Multicultural Psychology 535 Dr. Danine Dean January 23, 2011 Emerging Issues in Multicultural Psychology Defined as a hodgepodge of cultures, The United States combines numerous cultures that are integrated and merged together. Whereas in theory this would seem to be a picture of harmony and unity, the reality of society is much more complex and challenging. With more immigrants from various cultures and backgrounds, the need for multicultural counseling increases. With this increase come two distinct issues for multicultural counseling: the counselor's own personal culture, including his or her theoretical outlook, and the assortment of components forming the identity of the individual the counselor is advising.[DD1] Counselor's Culture In multicultural psychology it is essential to know of the client's culture to be a culturally competent psychologist however; many may overlook that a culturally competent psychologist must also be aware of his or her own personal culture and theoretical view. It is crucial to recognize and comprehend one's culture and beliefs before commencing to understand and aid others (Ibrahim, 1985). ...read more.

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The counselor may also become aggravated by his or her lack of communicating in an effective and precise manner. At the worst, language impediments may bring about misdiagnosis and unsuitable treatment (Hall, 2010). Individual Differences Danger always ensues when stereotyping of clients occurs in the counseling field. The most apparent danger in counseling is to generalize the client's social system by stressing the most noticeable characteristics of his or her personal history (Hall, 2010). Although general classifications are essential to comprehend human experience, losing sight of specific aspects of the individual would cause ethical infractions (Ibrahim, 1985). Individual clients are shaped by cultural factors such as ethnicity, socioeconomic status, race, nationality, age, gender, and sexual identity. Counselors must observe the distinctiveness and augmentation of culturally diverse people by means of several, connected features, instead of an inflexible cultural structure (Hall, 2010). A multicultural counselor takes into account all factors of the client's culture. Another important difference worth noting is a counselor must understand the relationship between race, ethnicity, and culture. Numerous ethnicities may be found within one race. For example, Asian/Island Pacific includes the people of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese ethnicity. ...read more.

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Address the following items: o Describe the impact that these issues have on society. o Explain how these issues will affect the interaction among culturally diverse groups. * Format your paper according to APA standards. * The content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive. The paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience. The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly. Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically. * Used personal experiences, as well as information provided in the readings to support your thoughts and conclusions * The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points. The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points. Readability and Style 15 Percent Percent Earned Comments: 15 Paragraph transitions are present and logical and maintain the flow throughout the paper. The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Sentences are well-constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences. Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought. Mechanics 15 Percent Percent Earned Comments: 15 The paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendices, follow APA guidelines for format. ...read more.

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