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Cultural Limitations when Assessing and Treating Clients

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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