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Importance of an Accurate Diagnosis

Accurate diagnosis is essential to the well being of the client/patient in the mental health system

1). In your opinion why do think it is important to use a multicultrual perspective in all phases of counseling, including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment?

2). Describe the cultural issues, and one other diagnosis issue, that you feel might impede accurate diagnosis? Why?

A therapist must make sure that the treatment plan lines up with the patient's cultural background, otherwise it will not help and can, in fact, do more damage. We need to learn communication barriers, cultural differences and understand the values of other cultures.

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The assignment calls for a view on diagnosing and treating a client from a multicultural background. There are several things to take into account and I will take you through some of the important ones to think about.

First, when diagnosing and treating someone from a different culture, you want to make sure that the treatment plan lines up with his or her cultural background, otherwise it will not help and can, in fact, do more ...

Solution Summary

When a therapist has a multicultural patient, it is important to properly diagnose this individual. Therefore, the therapist needs to be aware of the culture in which the patient was raised.

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