There is disagreement in the field about how "multicultural competence" should be defined. Some of its components have been argued to include: culture-specific skills and knowledge; awareness of own culture and how that differs from that of the client; awareness of own biases and prejudices and how that impacts upon assessment and therapy; the knowledge and use of culturally appropriate intervention methods; and so on. A large part of the debate rests on the need to respect cultural diversity and to take a non-pathologizing approach to differences. Do you agree with these? Would you include anything else to these competencies?
Please use CCPA and one or more of the article attached. Thanks,
Implementing the Resolution on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation: A Guide for the Perplexed.
Cultural Self-Awareness Assessment: Practice exs From Psychology Training.
When Values of Different Cultures Conflict: Ethical Decision Making in a Multicultural Context.