What I Believe Cultural Competence

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Each one of us differs in culture; and because we differ in Culture, we individualistically perceive a situation indifferently. What is viewed by the U. S culture isn’t perceived the same from someone from a different culture. Each culture has different opinions; so how we see reality (the situation at hand) is different. Therefore, how we perceive the world isn’t really how it is because others will see it differently. And at times, we struggle to acknowledge other cultural differences, which intern leaves us to project and compare our perception of ourselves to others. Furthermore, this is why I believe cultural competence in psychology has the knowledge and skills to make a decision in someone else’s cultural context. Cultural competence in psychology has the knowledge and expertise to make a decision in someone else’s cultural context. I’m a future provider of appropriate psychological services, which is why I found these readings entirely helpful. Why, because what I perceive is good health service could be looked differently in my client’s standards. I learned that that the key to administering appropriate psychological services to a culturally diverse population are being knowledgeable of the ethical factors and being cultural competency. Three ways that will help a psychologist maintain their cultural competency are within the models and theories of multiculturalism, assimilation, and acculturation. Body ETHICAL PRACTICE OF PSYCHOLOGY- WHAT ARE MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS
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