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Review the APA Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations. Think about the possible challenges of addressing culture in the treatment of forensic populations.

- Review and reflect on the course media segment "Multicultural Considerations". Think about the importance of multicultural competency in-group treatment of forensic populations.

- Take the self-assessment, Quality and Culture Quiz.
Note: Self-assessments often are used to evaluate strengths and limitations, develop professional goals, and measure progress. This week, you complete the self-assessment, analyze the results, and determine areas that you would like to develop. This assignment will help you draw on your strengths, address your personal limitations, and understand how to meet your professional goals. Although the assessment is located on the Management Sciences for Health website, a site for health care practitioners, the quiz is designed for individuals who work in all health services capacities (including psychology and mental health) in order to evaluate strengths and areas for growth in multicultural competency.

- Reflect on the results of your self-assessment in terms of what these results tell you about your own cultural awareness and competency. Think about the areas and levels of your cultural awareness and competency. Identify the cultural competencies you would like to develop or develop further.

- Consider how the results of your self-assessment might impact your professional goals.
Provide a summary of the results of your self-assessment and the implications of these results in terms of your cultural awareness and competence. Describe your reaction to these results and explain how you plan to use this information to further develop your cultural competence and accomplish your professional goals.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to reflect on the results of a test you have taken. Since you did not include this result, or indicate if you have taken it, this advice is only from a general perspective. I suggest using this simple outline:
1. Results - 100 words
2. Reflection on awareness and needed competencies - 100 words
3. Professional goals impact - 100 words
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Cultural Competency Awareness
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