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Multicultural Considerations in the Assessment of Addictive Behaviors

COUN 6204A Week 3

Discussion: Multicultural Considerations in the Assessment of Addictive Behaviors

Counselors assess many aspects of an individual, including behavior, cognition, personality, intelligence, and achievement. In addition, counselors must be prepared to assess clients from diverse backgrounds. Culture can influence how and why addictions develop; how addictions are perceived by a client’s colleagues, family, and friends; and how addictions are addressed by counselors. Counselors need to understand and appreciate individual differences among their clients in order to assess them appropriately.

 

For this Discussion, view the media titled Multicultural and Contextual Considerations Case Study:Marisol and the Learning Resources. Consider the multicultural considerations that might influence the assessment of her addictive behaviors and how you might integrate these considerations into the assessment process. Then, search the Walden Library for a current article to support your response.

 

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A brief description of the multicultural consideration that you think might have the most influence on the assessment of Marisol’s addictive behaviors and explain why. Explain how counselors might integrate the multicultural consideration into the assessment of addictive behaviors. Support your response using the Learning Resources.

 

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“Multicultural and Contextual Considerations Case Study: Marisol”

 

Program Transcript

 

[MUSIC PLAYING]

 

NARRATOR: Professional counselors consider all facets of a client’s personal

 

background and history to provide informed ethical care. As such, individuals

 

belonging to special or minority populations require additional consideration on

 

the part of the counselor to ensure appropriate care is given. In the case that

 

you’re about to view, Marisol, the client, presents with special ethnographic

 

needs.

 

As the client is introduced, consider possible areas in which the client requires a

 

treatment approach that incorporates culturally sensitive considerations. Think of

 

ways to align specific addiction and mental health concerns with cultural

 

considerations. How should this client be assessed? What alternative

 

approaches should the counselor employ to address multicultural barriers?

 

Marisol is a 25-year-old Latina living in a traditional home on the south side of

 

San Antonio, Texas. Marisol has lived in the United States for most of her life and

 

has extended family in Mexico and in San Antonio. She is the middle child of six.

 

Her family and friends are pressuring her to get married. Her grandmother,

 

mother, and married friends consistently bring up the subject of marriage. Marisol

 

worries about her ability to be a good wife and mother and sees her siblings

 

struggle to lead a good life as much as she does.

 

Marisol is fluent bilingual. However, English is Marisol’s second language.

 

Although she wanted to succeed in her studies, Marisol struggled as a student

 

and did not finish high school.

 

She was always nervous in school. She began working to contribute to the family

 

income and could never find the time to complete a GED. She worries that she

 

will never be able to get a good job because of her lack of education.

 

Marisol is being treated for comorbid cocaine abuse and benzodiazepine

 

dependence and is having difficulty discussing her mental health issues with her

 

Caucasian male psychiatrist. Marisol has been seeing her psychiatrist, Dr. Dan,

 

for treatment of her addictions. Dr. Dan is a Caucasian master’s level counselor

 

who has received specialized training in addictions counseling.

 

During the past two counseling sessions, Marisol appeared reluctant to engage

 

in communicating with her psychiatrist as evidenced by her limited verbalizations.

 

She responded only to questions that were asked and provided little additional

 

information beyond yes and no responses. Her responses have sometimes

 

appeared to be insincere or evasive.

 

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