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Cultural Self-Awareness for Professional Practice

Discuss why it is important for practitioners to be aware of their own life experiences, personal beliefs and attitudes, cultural values, social identity, privileges, biases, and prejudices.

How can unexamined privileges, biases, and prejudices affect one's professional work?
What types of ethical dilemmas and violations might be created if one is unaware of these privileges, biases, and prejudices?

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It is important for practitioners to be aware of their own life experiences, personal beliefs and attitudes, cultural values, social identity, privileges, biases, and prejudices, due to the fact that these aspects of practitioners' thinking patterns can help to shape their perspectives or viewpoints on particular issues within the practice of psychology. Unexamined issues of this nature ...

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