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    As this course wraps up, take some time to reflect on what you have learned about culturally competent counseling and social justice advocacy.

    *Articulate your role as a counselor (Hispanic Mental health counselor) in developing cultural self-awareness and discuss your gains in self-awareness as a result of this course. Include one example of a gain in your self-awareness at each of the levels of the tripartite model of personal identity: individual, group and universal.
    *Articulate your role as a counselor in becoming familiar with the characteristics and concerns of diverse populations and integrating culturally supported behaviors that promote optimal wellness and growth of the human spirit, mind, and body, and provide an example of a culturally supported behavior you would integrate into your counseling practice.
    *Articulate your role in promoting cultural social justice, advocacy, and conflict resolution, and provide an example of advocacy for a client in your specialization area at the individual, community, and national level.
    *Discuss your goals with respect to continuing your journey to cultural competence and identify at least three steps you will take in the next year toward achieving these goals.

    Answer must be no less than 500 words and list references, if any.

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    Good reflection questions for you. As I do not know you and cannot answer these personal reflections for you, I can give you examples and an outline .

    1. counselor who has developed cultural self awareness- you have learned about various diversity within the Hispanic cultures- for example respecting the differences between Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Columbians etc. you will claim competency on the cultures you are familiar with and refer out to ones you do not have competency in.
    - you have gained cultural awareness by reflecting upon your own culture and how it has shaped your identity, your life ...

    Solution Summary

    Reflections on cultural competency is examined. The goals with respect to continuing the journey to cultural competence and identify at least three steps that will take towards achieving the goals.