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Cultural Sensitivity in Practice: Self-Assessment

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Unit 1: Cultural Competency and Linguistic Diversity - Discussion 1 of 2

1. Complete the Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Behavioral Health Services and Supports to Children, Youth, and their Families. (Goode, 2009).

Goode, T.D., (2009). Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Behavioral Health Services and Supports to Children, Youth, and their Families: Georgetown University. Retrieved from: http://nccc.georgetown.edu/documents/ChecklistBehavioralHealth.pdf.

2. Summarize the results. Use information from any of the readings this week to discuss how you could use this information as an ABA practitioner to help you deliver culturally competent services.
3. Please note that this self-assessment is worded in such a way that it assumes you already are a provider. If you have not already worked as a therapeutic provider, answer the questions as you feel you would if you were starting to see clients today.
Reference:

Goode, T.D., (2009). Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Behavioral Health Services and Supports to Children, Youth, and their Families: Georgetown University. Retrieved from: http://nccc.georgetown.edu/documents/ChecklistBehavioralHealth.pdf.

Stuart, R.B. (2004). Twelve practical suggestions for achieving multicultural competence. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35(1), 3-9

Artman, L.K., & Daniels, J.A. (2010). Disability and psychotherapy practice: Cultural competence and practical tips. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(5). 442-448

Brown, L. S. (2009). Cultural competence: A new way of thinking about integration in therapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 19(4), 340-353.

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Reflection: Self-Assessment

The self-assessment utilized to check for personal attributes in relation to awareness and sensitivity to issues and concerns of cultural diversity and competence is Goode's (2006) "Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Behavioral Health Services and Supports to Children, Youth and Their Families." This checklist is available for download at a variety of source including from the archives of Georgetown University and the National Institutes of Health. It is utilized as a means to create a reflexive practice within the practitioners in the field so as to impart awareness to cultural diversity and its many concerns for the purpose of having an effective, impactful, ethical and culturally-sensitive service. For Blau, Caldwell and Liebermann (2009), regular assessments like this can be considered as part of best practice measures in mental health services.

Of the 40 items listed in which I have to provide an approximate response of frequent, occasional or never, I can say for certain that most of my answers hover between A and B. The3 physical environment, materials and resources ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of completing and then reflecting on the results of a cultural competency self-assessment test for ABA practice. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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