For this assignment, use the scenarios:
Scott is a single Caucasian male, 31 years old, who left school in the 10th grade. He was recently released from prison after serving a 10-year sentence for a felony drug charge. Because he committed his offense so early in life, he has no work history.
Using the Diversity Issues in Career Counseling Template (linked in Resources), address the following elements in your assignment:
Discuss an issue or challenge for a chosen client or student in developing their career plan.
Describe specific characteristics pertaining to culture and diversity that are associated with the fictitious person from your chosen scenario and explore considerations that may factor into the presenting career or job-related concern.
Analyze how societal norms such as gender, age, culture, socioeconomic status or other characteristics may have influenced your client’s career development. Select at least three characteristics or diversity issues.
Explain how these factors, combined with the presenting career counseling issue, impact the person’s mental well-being, life roles, and relationships with others.
Analyze the interrelationships among work, mental well-being, social interactions, and other life roles and factors.
Explain how these factors interrelate in defining or clarifying career goals.
Assess how biases and assumptions can impact the career counseling process both from your perspective as the counselor and from the perspective of the client or student. Propose strategies to decrease biases and assumptions.
Self-assess biases and assumptions and describe how to minimize them when working with diverse populations.
Assess your own biases and describe how you will work to decrease these biases when working with diverse populations.
Describe strategies you can use to decrease your biases and assumptions.
Unit 5 Assignment:
In the introduction to this section, describe the fictitious client you have chosen from the Case Scenario
Analyze the impact societal norms regarding diverse factors —such as gender, age, culture, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics —that may have influenced this fictitious client. Select at least three diverse factors to analyze in this section.
Discuss how these factors, combined with the presenting career issue, might impact the person’s mental well-being, relationships with others, and life roles.
Biases and Assumptions
In this section, assess how biases and assumptions may impact the career counseling process from your client’s perspective and from the counselor’s perspective. Be certain to propose strategies for ways counseling professionals can address these biases and assumptions.
In this section, discuss your biases and assumptions about your chosen cultural group. Describe strategies to decrease your own biases and assumptions. Please remember to write this in third person.
Please provide a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas of your paper.
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