Posted: March 9th, 2022
I do not expect the personal identity part to be written by you. I include it for reference to the genre of the times. I was born in San Fernando valley in 1969. To an atomic family: David and Nancy Rider, Alica born 8/17/1968, Darcy (me) 11/28/1969, Windy born 3/10/1972. I moved to Santa Monica in 1977. PERSONAL CULTURAL ANALYSIS Assignment Scope Write a thorough analysis exploring the dimensions of your cultural heritage and experiences with discrimination and biases. As you write your cultural analysis, use peer-reviewed articles and assigned readings to support your work. In our profession, we understand that purposeful and reflective writing promotes personal and professional development. Assignment Instructions In your cultural analysis, make sure you address the following: Your Cultural Heritage. Describe the multiple dimensions of your identity in detail (for example, age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or spiritual practice, class, ability/disability, and others). Explain any intersectionality that may occur within two or more of these dimensions. Your Group Awareness. Describe which groups or aspects of your cultural heritage and your spiritual or religious orientation have been most salient to your personal identity development. For example, provide specific examples of activities, traditions, or practices you participate in as they relate to culture. Examples may include religious events, holidays, celebrations, festivals, sports, dance, or music. Your Social Awareness and Experiences. Describe your earliest recollections of learning about discrimination, microaggressions, and prejudice. For example, when was the first time you recall seeing someone discriminate or use a microaggression against another person? You may also describe a time you felt discriminated against or experienced microaggressions. How do you recall feeling at that time? What did this encounter teach you that could be helpful in your future counseling practice? Explain how your experience impacted your: Understanding and acceptance of others. Empathy toward others. Personal worldview. Your Counseling Specialization and Ethical Obligation. Explain your counseling specialty and describe how your commitment to building cultural competence aligns with the code of ethics specific to your future counseling profession. Explore your ethical obligations through a culturally contextual framework applying the Multicultural Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC) found in your Week 1 course readings (Ratts et al., 2016). Your Current Views. Describe how your cultural heritage and spiritual or religious orientation will present opportunities and challenges in applying multicultural counseling with diverse populations. Write a professional-growth-oriented goal addressing the challenge that you identified. Describe ways in which you will work toward achieving your identified goal. When you write your goal, consider the information you learned in Week 2 from the Check Our Bias To Wreck Our Bias video and your scores on the Implicit Association’s Tests (IAT). Your Professional Presentation. As you write your cultural analysis, please communicate in a manner related to your cultural identity and experiences using professionally appropriate language and writing mechanics acceptable for professional counseling settings. Please use relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using the current APA style. This assignment requires a minimum of four (4) scholarly resources from peer-reviewed journals published within the past 5–7 years. Submission Requirements Your paper should meet the following requirements: Template: Use the APA Sample Paper Template provided in the resources. Written communication: Written communication must be grammatically correct and free of errors that detract from the overall message. Writing should be consistent with the graduate-level scholarship. Note: Because this is your cultural analysis, you may write it in the first person. APA format: Title page, main body, and references should be formatted according to the current APA style and formatting. Number of resources: A minimum of four (4) scholarly sources from peer-reviewed journals, textbooks or reputable associations or organizations, such as the American Counseling Association (ACA), American School Counselor Association (ASCA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and National Institutes of Health (NIH), published within the past 5–7 years. Distinguished submissions typically exceed this minimum. Length of paper: 5–6 double-spaced pages, not including the title page and reference page. No abstract is required for this assignment. Font and font-size: Times New Roman, 12 point. Reference Ratts, M. J., Singh, A. A., Nassar-McMillan, S., Butler, S. K., & McCullough, J. R. (2016). Multicultural and social justice counseling competencies: Guidelines for the counseling profession. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 44, 28–48. https//doi:10.1002/jmcd.12035 SCORING GUIDE Your work will be evaluated using this criteria. VIEW SCORING GUIDE Competencies Measured By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria: Competency 1: Assess the impact of biopsychosocial characteristics and concerns of diverse populations, both nationally and internationally, on the counseling relationship and process. Explain how one’s cultural heritage and spiritual or religious orientation will present opportunities or challenges for one in applying multicultural counseling with diverse populations. Competency 3: Describe strategies to address the influence of a counselor’s heritage, attitudes, beliefs, and acculturative experiences on the counseling relationship and process. Describe the dimensions of identity in detail (for example, age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or spiritual practice, class, ability/disability, and others). Explain which groups or aspects of one’s cultural heritage and spiritual or religious orientation have been most salient to one’s personal identity development. Describe early recollections of learning about discrimination, microaggressions or prejudice and the personal impact and implications on counseling practices. Competency 4: Present counseling and advocacy strategies used by counselors to promote social justice for diverse populations at multiple levels. Describe one’s counseling specialization (for example, CMHC, SC), along with one’s ethical obligation to understand clients through a culturally contextual framework. Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and consistent with the codes of ethics guiding members of the counseling profession. Communicate reflections related to cultural heritage and personal identity as they apply and impact personal practice using scholarly sources, professionally appropriate language, and writing mechanics acceptable for professional counseling settings.
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