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Cultural Limitations when Assessing and Treating Clients

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What are at least two cultural limitations associated with assessment and treatment? Can you discuss the use or misuse of assessment instruments, therapy techniques, research results, or any other facet of clinical practice that could have potentially harmful, culture-specific implications? Within those cultural limitations.

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What are at least two cultural limitations associated with assessment and treatment? Can you discuss the use or misuse of assessment instruments, therapy techniques, research results, or any other facet of clinical practice that could have potentially harmful, culture-specific implications within those cultural limitations?

Reynolds and Suzuki (2006) state that the use of psychological assessments used to evaluate different ethnic groups may have polarizing and long-term consequences. Among these are clients who are over-diagnosed, applicants denied college admission or employment due to bias in the assessment and a disproportionate amount of students who are placed in special education classes. Reynolds (2006) categorizes the explanation for this into
1. Tests that under-represent ...

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This solution is comprised of the limitations of assessment and treatment options for different ethnic groups. Includes examples of potentially harmful biases and misunderstandings when assesssing different cultures for therapy.

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APA Style and Format.
Utilize one or more specific methods of assessment with a client you have worked with currently or in the past. Can you in select an assessment that is appropriate for the client (such as the Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Mental Status Exam, biopsychosocial assessment, ecomap, genogram, or other developed assessment instrument). Select an assessment tool that you believe would be appropriate for the client, and discuss its use.

After you have collected client, couple, or family data using the various assessment tools given, synthesize, summarize, and write your assessment of the client, in a 3-4 page paper that:

Offers a brief description of your client, couple, or family, omitting any personally identifying information.
Describes the rationale for using these particular assessment forms (that is, agency policy, diagnostic clarification, and so on).
Identifies your reactions to using the assessment method or methods that you chose.
Discusses how you think you would have reacted to the methods if you had been the client.
Reviews the ways in which the assessment tools you used was helpful in gathering information and building the helping relationship.
Identifies the limitations of these tools in gathering data and building the helping relationship.
If you used any visual tools (such as a genogram or ecomap), be sure to attach them with your assessment report.

Written Communication: It should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA Formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
Number of Resources: 3-5 scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.
Length: 3-4 pages.

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