Culturally Competent Assessment

Culturally Competent Assessment.

Help me study for my Social Science class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.


In this Discussion, imagine yourself as a practicing social worker. How can you prepare yourself to work with someone who is different from you? How can you create an environment where your client feels comfortable and respected, in spite of the differences?

To prepare: Imagine you are a social worker and have been assigned a new case involving a family from a culture about which you know nothing.


  • What can you do to prepare for your first meeting with clients from a different culture than yours?
  • What can you do in the initial session with these clients from a different culture than yours to enhance your relationship with them?

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.

Méndez, G. A., & Cole, E. M. (2014). Engaging Latino families in therapy: Application of the tree of life technique. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 25(3), 209–224. doi:10.1080/08975353.2014.939932

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Culturally Competent Assessment

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