This is a prime example of how imposing your own beliefs and values can cause ethical issues. If a counselor finds a client is challenging to work with there are a few different approaches they can take to get more out of the client. One important action a counselor can take is changing how the counselor interacts with the client. A publication on managing resistant clients found if counselors focus on organic interaction with the client and allow all course of actions to take place naturally this establishes a less resistant client and therapy is more effective. There are several laws that protect clients and less, that protect counselors.
For instance, you can have two individuals from the same cultural background and family values, but these individuals live in an entirely different environment or learned different family values and belief system. When working with a diverse client, it is very important to monitor your own culturally beliefs and be willing to work with the client no matter if you have any biases or prejudice towards them. Some of the strategies that could be helpful in these situations include, (a) treat the client the same way you would like to be treated, (b) research some information about the clients background and, (c) beware of your own cultural biases and prejudices when counseling minorities if your unaware of their backgrounds.
Being aware of cultural competence is essential in the nursing field. Nurses must learn to embrace and respect the cultural differences between each patient; not doing so can impede the progress of the nurse to patient communication process; it can cause the patient to withhold information, and even result in conflict. When a nurse falls subject to being racist,
Introduction In this essay, I will be discussing ways in which cross-cultural conflict may arise, and ways to overcome these communication barriers. Effective communication between people of the same cultural background is complex and challenging at the best of times. Trying to understand and have good, effective communication between people from different cultural backgrounds is even more challenging. When counsellors engage with clients from different culture backgrounds, there can often be misunderstandings that occur through misinterpreting a certain cultural norm that is prevalent in one’s culture but is not in the others. In doing so, this could lead to a breakdown in communication between the client and the counsellor and ultimately affect the outcome of the healing process.
A diversity perspective is something that you take into major consideration when you counsel a client. In person-centered therapy the first major limitation to this multicultural populations is for people who are in mental health clinics may way a different type of treatment. They may want something more structured to help them resolve their emotional problems, and want to learn certain coping skills to deal with everyday problems. In person-centered counseling this may not be the best type of therapy in this type of situation. The second reason there might be some limitations is because it could be difficult to translate the core therapeutic conditions into an actual practice with some cultures.
Some factors in which culture may vary include: family structure, education, and socioeconomic status (Kodjo, 2009). Some may think cultural competence is something that has an end point, however, when the big picture is seen, it is a learning process and journey. From the writer’s perspective, the client-therapist relationship can be challenging. Culturally competent therapists must realize that behaviors are shaped by an individual’s culture. Many changes are taking place within the United States cultural makeup.
Cultural awareness is defined as, “an in-depth self-examination of ones own background, recognizing biases, prejudices, and assumptions about other people” (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2013). Having biases can cause a person to act of have certain feelings towards a group of people without realizing it. To a person that does not understand a certain group or culture, some rituals may be observed as superstitious or odd, but to the participant that ritual may be of high importance or a way of healing (Ferweda, 2016). Understanding these practices and learning about why they are performed is a good way to prevent biased views. People from racially and diverse groups suffer with increased rates of illness and disabilities due to lack of healthcare access and education compared to other populations (Loftin, C., Hartin, V., Branson, M., & Reyes, H., 2013).
Likewise, cultural countertransference refers to thera... ... middle of paper ... ...mats and other clinical information. Similarly, therapist should also be aware of and make allowances for culturally embedded information. Such information is not readily visible through interpretation and requires a sophisticated level of cultural awareness. In a nutshell, communication and trust in the therapeutic relationship are critical to ensure successful therapeutic relationships. Acknowledging how language and cultural barriers may hinder the development of trust and the therapeutic relationship, the role of the therapist in preventing such factors, is indeed crucial.
I will also view my own personal values relate to diversity in the case study with Jill and Joe. Counselor needs to understand how culture may have affected the reason why Jill was sexual confused, depressed and did not want to be hypnotized. In view how culture affects the client, the counselor must understand the client’s background. Depending upon the cultural background of the client, she may not have had someone to explain sex to her. This may be the reason why she is sexual confused.
The myth of value neutral psychotherapy has been shattered. Therapist trainees are encouraged to examine their personal assumptions and biases and to increase their own self-awareness, so that they will not impose their values on clients in psychotherapy. Nevertheless, no one is free from values, and sometimes psychologist may need to discuss their values with clients for the following reasons: First, psychotherapy theories have value-laden components and they are often hidden or taken granted; these values may not be consistent with what clients want. Therefore, clients have the right to know them to make informed choices about their treatments. In addition, sometimes psychologists cannot put aside their values in psychotherapy; values is communicated through what they do and how they do it—the way psychologists relate to clients as well as in their theoretical orientations or treatment modalities.