The decision between the Therapist and Latino client is a remarkable example of the importance of being sensitize and culturally competent. The therapist appeared to have inadvertently added to the client’s stress which potentially negatively affect the worker-client relationship as well as the intervention process. My initial response to the dialog was that of confusion. Although I tried to empathize with the counselor’s method of getting the young lady to take responsibility for her actions. I totally disagreed with his lack of insensitivity to the client’s indirect message. The young lady was trying to convey her feelings about her experiences as a Latino woman. He did not take inconsideration that although humans often have similar stories.
Major points One of the major points in chapter one is Sociological Imagination which is a connection between a person’s person life and social factors that play a role in affecting someone’s life. For example a young man was just released from prison, he searches for a job. Due to his criminal record employers will not hire him. As a last resort he turns back on his old ways of illegal activity. The personal issue here is that the young man cannot find a job but the social factor is there is not many job out there for felons. I believe Social Imagination is meant to open our minds to think in a wider aspect of why some of our problems occur. Another major point in chapter one is called Critical Thinking. Critical Thinking is the processes of being able to agree with a statement by looking at what facts and evidence can back it up. Wade and Tavis created a simple six plan rule to help us think in a more critical way. It consists of six steps. The first one being able to ask tough questions that other might be afraid to ask tough questions others might be afraid to. Step number to be to be able to think clearly and consider all the evidence to explain your argument. Next is to be opened minded and think of how someone else’s agreement or disagreement might also be correct. After that we should always look at the big picture analyzing a problem and lastly be able to admit when you’re wrong.
By the same token, Hispanics highly value spending time with loved ones. In the health care setting, Hispanics may show their “togetherness,” which means their closeness of families (Giger, 2008). The nurse should allow them to have family in their room if possible, to aid in the facilitation of information from the client. Despite the need for closeness, Hispanics may ask to have the same gender sex care provider for their needs, and the nurse should be able to accommodate this (Giger, 2008).
But, no – the man who came into the room was small and slender, really very delicately put together, with a thin face, large, warm eyes, and a most winning smile” (Baldwin 323). Muhammad was a regular man that merely exuded confidence. He had a powerful air around him, because he meant every single word that escaped his mouth. As superior to the Islam movement, Muhammad helped integrate the movement’s demand within as many black communities as he could. He started out with implementing a grocery store in a nearby black community with nothing but Muslim employees. Then slowly came a restaurant and a bakery. Muhammad was well on his way to proving to blacks that they could accomplish their own needs without having “to demand [anything of] the white devil or resort to him” (Clegg 50). According to a New York Times article written by Peter Kihss from March 1, 1961, the movements demand was simply “Separation, not integration… land of our own” (Kihss-Negro Extremist Groups). The black nation of Islam wanted four or five states to be turned over as payment for 300 years of slave labor. This way blacks could more establish themselves as independent and wanting their own states proves that the Muslims wanted to be politically separated as well.
Due to a clinicians’ lack of understanding of Hispanic culture, feelings of alienation can result from the patient. Family and social structures are different in Hispanic culture, whereas “professional help may not be sought due to Hispanics considering substance abuse a family problem” (Reif, Horgan & Ritter, 2008). In Hispanic culture it is perceived that family issues remain in the family, thus outside help is frowned upon. When treating clients from this population, clinicians need to include the whole family in the treatment plan and to respect family
Film Report on “American Me”: A Therapeutic Perspective Taj Gunter: March
“I began thinking about the fact that I stand in the middle of two opposing forces in the Negro community. One is a force of complacency, made up in part of Negroes who, as a result of long years of oppression, are so drained of self-respect and a sense of ‘somebodiness’ that they have adjusted to segregation; and in part of a few middle class Negroes who, because of a degree of academic and economic security and because in some ways they profit by segregation, have become insensitive to the problems of the masses. The other force is one of bitterness and hatred, and it comes perilously close to advocating violence. It is expressed in the various black nationalist groups that are springing up across the nation, the largest and best-known being Elijah Muhammad’s Muslim movement. Nourished by the Negro’s frustration over the continued existence of racial discrimination, this movement is made up of people who have lost faith in America, who have absolutely repudiated Christianity, and who have concluded that the white man is an incorrigible ‘devil’”.
Charlotte, a teenager making her way through high school, undergoes a coming of age transformation through the teachings of her Mrs. Hancock and her mother in “The Metaphor” by Budge Wilson. As with most stories like these, Charlotte has a major conflict that determines how she will grow up. For the protagonist, the conflict is not so much between her teacher and mother, but more so the lessons they bestow upon Charlotte. Through her use of literary techniques, the author is able to craft this dynamic between the two schools of thought. The symbolism, diction, tone and metaphors that Wilson uses shows which discipline, flamboyant and exciting or controlling and passive-aggressive, she chooses to live by.
Lakoff and Johnson state, “[w]e have found, on the contrary, that metaphor is pervasive in everyday life, not just in language but in thought and action” (3). They are saying that metaphors are used all the time and not just when people talk, but when they think and in what they do. This is exactly true because after learning about metaphors, and getting a better understanding of them, I have realized how much I, and others, apply them to everyday life without even realizing it, or trying to. Using a metaphor to describe Haas and Flower’s reading concepts will therefore make for a better grasp of what the concepts mean.
A Personal Experience With Mexican American Culture This is a narrative of one Mexican American woman’s experiences and her views on the importance of passing down the cultural beliefs of her ancestors. In the section of the country in which I live there is a large population within the community of Mexican American culture. Although I have frequent contact with people of Mexican American heritage either through employment or interaction out in the community, I have a limited understanding of their culture. For this reason, I chose to learn more about the population of people I have frequent contact with and as a professional work with as clients in the field of mental health counseling. The quest of finding someone knowledgeable to discuss the population, their cultural background and some of their necessities, as well as some past experiences, led me towards contacting a church. This took calling two different churches before the person at the second church informed me that I needed to speak with, Mrs. Socorro Garcia head of their Hispanic Ministries. Unfortunately, Mrs. Garcia was on vacation when I called, but I was able to speak with her over the phone the following week, setting up an interview in person at her office a couple days later. This was a relief because I was becoming concerned about locating someone for a personal interview.
The story introduce an audacious new talent and unfurl with wicked humour. The full-moon However, it is the emotional detail behind their fantastic surfaces that makes them memorable. The story is the 15 girls, raised by wolves, who are taken away from their parents and re-educated by nuns to enter civilized society. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the children. These were girls raised in captivity, volunteers from St. Lucy’s School for Girls. They had long golden braids or short, severe bobs. They had frilly-duvet names like Felicity and Beulah, and pert, bunny noses, and terrified smiles. It had six weeks of lesson. The nuns decided we needed an inducement to dance. They announced that we would celebrate our successful rehabilitates with a Debutante Ball.(Karen, p. 237) The students who start living in a new environments. They may feel that their own lifestyle are far superior to those of the host country. A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities between the two. And to make the description more powerful, especially at the beginning of words or stressed
The Nation of Islam’s answer to the issue of unfair treatment of Blacks in America is best depicted by Wright in his essay, “[w]hite people had come to lead, as well as control, much of the movement for civil rights. Malcolm X, against this state of affairs, demanded that organizations for black men’s improvement – like those of the Jews by Jews and Irish by Irish – be black supported and black led” (Wright 105). The Nation of Islam felt
Race and Religion in American Culture Race and religion are two concepts in American culture that can really tie people together, or clearly separate them apart. A group forged by strong common roots in both race and religion can be a powerful societal
In this brief response to the case study, I will analyze The Sanchez Family. I will identify the issues/problems for this family, prioritize the issues/problems , and differentiate which person in the case study elicits the least amount of sympathy and or empathy base on my opinion and why. The Sanchez Family is a Mexican American family that appears to have a strong importance of family, loyalty to one’s family, and involves a sense of obedience. In the Mexican community the men are seen at the protector and provider that keeps the family safe. The wife is seen as spiritual piece of the family that keeps the family together with her strength and determination. And the children, to obey their parents and adults. The Sanchez family is an extend family and comprise of Mr. Sanchez who is a legal document worker. He is married to Celia, which speak little English despite being in the U.S. for 20 years. Together they have 6 children and two
Siegel_assignment3 Sid Sid is a joyful person, at times mischievous. Humorous I am sitting in humanities class, looking up at the drab posters telling me what similes and alliterations are for probably the thousandth time. I start to feel drowsy and put my head on my desk. I then feel a tiny smack on the side of my face. I look up groggily and see a tiny ball of white paper on my desk. I pick it up and look around the room for the person who threw the tiny projectile. I see my friend Daniel grinning maliciously. He writes something down on a pad of paper and shows it to me. I read Paper Wars.