Bshs/422 - Cultural Diversity and Special Populations Final Exam

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Final Exam
Monty Picklesimer
BSHS/422 - Cultural Diversity and Special Populations
January 28, 2013
Shana D. Lewis, LPC, NCC

Final Exam
1. What do you need to find out about Esmeralda and her family in order to create the most comprehensive treatment plan? Consider all-important areas that effect Esmeralda and her children's overall wellbeing based on the information given in the case study. Be specific, identify, and list what areas need to be included in Esmeralda's treatment plan. How will you find out this information?
1. Esmeralda is determined eligible for services after the intake staff completed the assessment instrument so developing a care plan is necessary for Esmeralda. The majority of immigrants that do not speak
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6 & 7). I will ask Esmeralda what she believes can be done to improve her life. I will inform Esmeralda what social services may be available to her and her family. I will ask Esmeralda if she is willing to take control over her life and the life of her children and work with me to improve the family’s situations. It is also important to know that Latinas are predominately Catholic in their believes and that often times they will consider not accepting modern treatment for problems because they belief it is better to just pray about a problem.
4. How do you approach her in a culturally sensitive way based on what you know about her cultural beliefs and values? What pitfalls must you avoid in order to be the most culturally competent service provider? Be specific.
4. Personalismo is an important part of the Latino tradition so I will try to keep the questioning in an easy flowing manner. “A style of communication that emphasizes personal interactions, personalismo represents an orientation in which people are more important than the tasks at hand” (Atkinson, 2004, p. 292). It is important that I make it clear to Esmeralda that I want to help her and her children. That is because Latinas are more willing to

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