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Issues & Ethics Chapter 4 Overview

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Issues & Ethics Chapter 4 Overview PSY 4110

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Issues and Ethics in Mental Health Services
Corey M Teague
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Date Created: 09/20/16
Chapter 4 – Overview Key Terminology: Multicultural –a generic term that indicates any relationship between and within two or more  diverse groups. Cultural Tunnel Vision – a perception of reality based on a very limited set of cultural  experiences. Culturally Encapsulated – 1) defines reality according to one set of cultural assumptions 2)  shows insensitivity to cultural variations among individuals 3) accepts unreasoned assumptions  without proof/ignores proof because that might disconfirm one’s assumptions 4) fails to evaluate  other viewpoints and makes little attempt to accommodate the behavior of others and 5) trapped  in one way of thinking that resists adaptation and rejects alternatives. Diversity – individual differences on a number of variables that place clients at risk for  discrimination based on age, gender, identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion,  sexual orientation, disability, language or socioeconomic status. Individualistic – values include autonomy, self­determination, and becoming your own person. Collectivist ­ the practice or principle of giving a group priority over each individual in it Ethnicity –a sense of identity that stems from common ancestry, history, nationality, religion  and race. Culture­ culture, interpreted broadly, is associated with a racial or ethnic group as well as with  gender, religion, economic status, nationality, physical capacity or disability. Pluralism­  perspective that recognizes the complexity of cultures and values the diversity of  beliefs and values. Referral ­ a person whose case has been referred to a specialist doctor or a professional body Negligence­  failure to take proper care in doing something. Assumptions – unexamined assumptions can be harmful to clients, especially assumptions based on one’s own cultural biases. “What is good for one is not good for all” Racism­ any pattern of behavior that, solely because of race or culture, denies access to  opportunities or privileges to members of one racial or cultural group while perpetuating to  opportunities and privileges to members of another racial or cultural group. Discrimination – behaving differently and usually unfairly toward a specific group of people. Key Concepts:  ­Counselors have an ethical responsibility to provide professional services that demonstrate  respect for the cultural worldviews, values, and traditions of culturally diverse clients. ­In some cases, cultural traditions contribute to the underutilization of traditional counseling  services by minority clients ­Helpers need to reflect on their own assumptions and challenge stereotypical beliefs and cultural bias ­Examine common assumptions and become familiar with facts over assumptions(examples in  Chapter 4 lecture powerpoint)


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