Case Study Of Misdiagnoing African-American Client

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Samuel Seium. One solution for counselors to reduce the issues of misdiagnosing African-American clients is by being culturally competent. The counselor can first start by assessing the client’s cultural identity and how they see the world. The counselors should distinguish what is culturally relevant to the client. For example, what religious events or cultural activities does the client value because the client may not identify with everything in a cultural compared to someone else. Counselors should be aware of the cultural meaning of the client’s presenting problem. Assess the stigma from the client’s cultural perspective is important because counselor needs to take into account a client’s culture to determine the proper diagnoses (Feisthamel
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