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Diversity Issues

Using the case you selected ALEX (See attachment),

-analyze the impact of diversity issues on career counseling.

-Analyze how gender, age, culture, SES, or other characteristics may influence your relationship with the client. You need to select a minimum of three characteristics or diversity issues.

-State how biases and assumptions can impact the career counseling process both from your perspective as the counselor and from the perspective of the client.

-Articulate the developmental models you will use to address these potential challenges with positive outcomes. For example, you can identify gender, life cycle, identity, or racial identity development models.

Using the case you selected ALEX (See attachment),

-analyze the impact of diversity issues on career counseling.

-Analyze how gender, age, culture, SES, or other characteristics may influence your relationship with the client. You need to select a minimum of three characteristics or diversity issues.

-State how biases and assumptions can impact the career counseling process both from your perspective as the counselor and from the perspective of the client.

-Articulate the developmental models you will use to address these potential challenges with positive outcomes. For example, you can identify gender, life cycle, identity, or racial identity development models.

PLEASE iNCLUDE:

-Describe development models such as gender, lifecycle, identity, or racial that informs multicultural counseling competencies

-Analyze biases and assumptions.

-Explain how biases and assumptions might impact work with clients on career issues.

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Note: the treatment chosen is Feminist therapy. Several studies exist (if not in your book) regarding Feminist models applied to issues related to men. Thus efforts to apply the feminist model to the case of Alex will work (e.g. race, ethnicity),

(1) Analyze the impact of diversity issues on career counseling.

Research suggest that recent conceptualizations of career theories and career counseling models are too focused on variables such as gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and cultural values (Arthur & McMahon, 2005). They acknowledge that there is a need to emphasize environmental, and other variables such as gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and cultural. In fact, as they point out, professional interest in how an individual selects his or her job is rarely discussed from a system perspective. For example, most studies focused on diversity issues are concerned with environmental and genetic influences. However as Arthur and McMahon emphasize, career counselors need to understand how culture is represented in career development theories
Since the concept of Multicultural competency (Sue, Arredondo, & McDavies 1992).was introduced as essential to counseling and assessment, counselors/practitioners have focused on developing an awareness of multicultural skills when working with diverse populations. However, Arthur and McMahon 'argument is also justified since as they emphasize, human beings interact with other human beings. However, they argue that a systems approach to diversity has not received much attention in the liter
Thus, it is understandable that individuals with diverse backgrounds are impacted by environmental influence; particularly, among those whose lives are affected by discrimination, and feelings of difference. However, Arthur and McMahon make a valid argument, career counseling should not be recognized as being isolated from individual lives. For example, n career counseling, a counselor may encounter persons who have been discriminated on the job, or looked over for a job, because of social bias against color and race. On the other hand, as Arthur and McMahon (2005) point out human beings live in a social system. Moreover, they assert that researchers fail to view the individual as both a system and a subsystem. Consequently, they assert that career counselors need to consider the unique perspectives of clients and how cultural forces have influenced their career-related needs. They recommend that rather than treating each "cultural unit" as a separate entity, the field of multicultural career counseling would benefit from theoretical foundations that consider the interplay and relations between various systems of cultural influence.
(2) Analyze how gender, age, culture, SES, or other characteristics may influence your relationship with the client. You need to select a minimum of ...

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This solution discusses issues of diversity in the context of Feminist therapy

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