Counselors can knowingly or unknowingly inflict values but doing so causes ethical dilemmas. If a counselor attempts to knowingly influence the attitudes, and beliefs of a client this is known as Value imposition. Counselors need to recognize these shortcomings and remain professional and or possibly refer clients to other professionals when necessary. If counselors are aware of their own personal values this will keep them focused and keep them from harming the client. Having conflicting values does not mean that a counselor can’t work with a client it just means they will must proceed with caution.
Various generic cultural issues may occur at each phase of psychotherapy, and specific cultural knowledge guides their resolution. Counselors need to be aware that they are able to work with particular issues and certain cultural groups. This is because conscious and unconscious meanings and assumptions, such as strongly held religious or political beliefs, will be communicated to the client. “It is desirable up to a point to know about a particulars clients background and therefore not to ask questions about it” due to the clients may be frustrated and impatient with this use of their time. (Bayne, Jinks, Collard, Horton, 2008).
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. For example, some clients are accustomed to indirect communication and they would not be comfortable with a therapist showing direct expressions towards them. A third reason that this type of therapy might be a limitation is some culture groups go by collectivism instead of focusing on being an individual. In these cultures, clients are influenced by social expectations and not motivated by their own expectations. This is a major limitation for person-centered therapy because they focus on self-actualization, understanding the self, and trying to improve ones self.
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.
If they have a counselor from a minority racial group they are more likely to be resistant and have a negative attitude towards them. If the person on this level has a counselor from the dominant group they will constantly seek approval from them. This can cause problems in the counselor – client relationship because there can be negative feelings towards the counselor and the client may not take what the counselor is saying seriously because they feel as if they don’t identify with them or they feel threatened by them. It doesn’t have to have a negative effect on the counselor – client relationship. If the counselor can help the client be aware of their feelings and biases then they can work through it and change their
These issues may be overcome with honesty and confidence once the counsellor and client have strong rapport. It is important for counsellors to understand their own cultural concepts and how they may contribute to conflict when working with others. As a young female, I understand that in many cultures I would be recognised as incompetent and unhelpful. However, by using le... ... middle of paper ... ...of how to resolve it successfully. A reflection on my own cultural concepts has enabled me to understand how personal values and beliefs may contribute to misunderstandings when working with others and how the impact of cultural differences can affect conflict.
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,
It would be frustrating to have clients that do not agree with the provided advice and think they can get better on their own. Some of the victims may be in denial, mentally unstable, or psychologically damaged, which could alter their way of thinking clearly. With the help of a social worker, these victims can learn how to recover and rethink the violence they were exposed to. A social worker can help guide their clients in the right direction by helping them understand what they are exposed to and how they could prevent the situation from happening again. It would be challenging to see people get hurt over and over again and not take the advice given to them.
Ethical issues Ethical issues are problems that may arise between the counselor and client; especially in multicultural counseling. Ethical issues can range from personal bias to confidentiality Counselors may face ethical issues when working with clients from a different background or culture. According to Miller (2015), “Although it 's not always possible, a family therapist should always try to maintain professional boundaries when dealing with clients. Sometimes, issues regarding a therapist 's personal values and beliefs may present an ethical, albeit subconscious, dilemma, according to Margolin. This can be especially difficult if a therapist has strong ideas about issues that commonly affect families, such as divorce, separation and
Being cultural competent should be something that is commonly practice by many counselor’s. North America has a variety of multicultural residents at times need the help of a counselor. It is up to the counselor to determine if he or she will take the time to study their patient’s background. Not being culturally competent can result in ethical issue such as a not understanding how culture effects the client, respecting different culture, and minimizing the effects of cultural difference. I will also view my own personal values relate to diversity in the case study with Jill and Joe.