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Culture and Ethics

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"In what ways might you be practicing unethically if you do not address cultural factors in your counseling practice?"

Please read ;Theories & Techniques of Counseling Chapter 3 By Gerald Corey.

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First, a counselor who does not consider cultural factors is unethical for various reasons. He or she does not show evidence or working knowledge of ethical or models of professional ethics when he or she does not include cultural factors. The impact of cultural diversity definitely plays a major role in counseling. If a counselor labels a client as "just another quiet Asian or another angry black male," he or she is unethical and demonstrating injustice and lack of fidelity as recommended in Corey's textbook.

Since effective counselors realize their own limitations, cultural differences and biases, they are able to exhibit ethics in an appropriate manner. Failure to demonstrate tolerance leads to racist or stereotypical notions of clients and their needs.
Lack of awareness of cultural factors is unethical because counselors merely show homogenous knowledge of other ...

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Corey's book and outside resources are drawn based on the culture and ethics connection.