Cultural Introductions


Use your textbook, Sue and Sue’s Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, to complete the following:

  • Read Chapter 1, “Obstacles to Cultural Competence: Understanding Resistance to Multicultural Training,” pages 5–33.

Use the Capella University Library to complete the following:

Use the Internet to locate and explore the Code of Ethics and Professional Standards related to cultural competence and social justice advocacy (you will use these codes of ethics to complete Unit 1 Discussion 2, Cultural Competence and Social Justice Advocacy):

Dr. Sue & Dr. Kiselica: Reactions and Defenses.

Dr. Sue and Dr. Kiselica: Reactions and Defenses


Cultural Introductions

In Chapter 1, Sue and Sue emphasize that understanding diverse groups and what it means to be disempowered requires more than reading and coursework. They urge us to be courageous in exploring ourselves, and others, as cultural beings; to take care to listen to personal narratives and understand what it means to be marginalized, and to seek out experiences with people who are different from us.

In this course we have a clear opportunity to learn from one another and the diverse experiences each of us brings. For this discussion activity, prepare a post that accomplishes the following:

  • Introduce yourself to your peers, first speaking to one or two aspects of you and your family members’ bio-psycho-social identities (such as age, ethnicity, family configuration, gender, immigration history or status, physical appearance, physical ability, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, et cetera) that have been salient in your life, which you feel safe sharing, and how they have resulted in challenges or opportunities.
  • Then speak to one or two aspects of the bio-psycho-social identities (yours and your family members’) that have not been salient for you, and consider why you have not paid much to attention these aspects of yourself.
  • Discuss how these aspects of your identities have resulted in challenges or opportunities for you and/or your family members.
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