The primary learning objective associated with this paper is for you to explore cultural competency as it applies to your desired profession. Supporting objectives consist of: a) ways in which practitioners might identify their own biases, b) modifying approaches based on clients with individualistic versus collectivistic culture, and c) Also, exploring the characteristics of each aspect of culture as it relates to practice (race, gender, socioeconomic status, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religion).
Compose a 7-page essay on cultural and professional competency as it relates to a profession of your selection. The paper is to be in APA format and the title and reference pages do not count toward the minimum page requirement. This essay does not require an abstract. This essay can include writing from the first person as it calls for personal assessment and reflection.
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Ensure that the following sections are addressed in your paper:
Acknowledge the importance of being culturally conscientious in Psychological practice
Also, Identify possible personal biases and how these personal biases could affect practice
Also, Define individualistic and collectivistic cultures
Contrast and compare individualistic and collectivistic cultures
Lastly, Explain how practical approaches might vary based on individualistic versus collectivistic client culture
Also, Socioeconomic status
Also, Sexual orientation
Conclusion summarizing the importance of cultural competency in practice
Also, Make sure that you include at least the 5 scholarly sources found below in your essay. Use the aforementioned bullet-points as respective (sub) headings in your paper to clearly articulate that you had addressed each aspect of this assignment.