Role Of Cultural Competence In Mental Health

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Patients and clients are likely to look different from each other, act different , and different morals and values. The mental health field has adopted cultural competency practices ,because of the variety of ethnic miniorty groups. Cultural competence is the ability to relate effectively to individuals from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Culturally competent services respond to the unique needs of members of miniority populations and are also sensitive to the ways in which people with disabilities experience the world. Cultural competence is essential to all five elements of patient/ client management, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention. As the psychologist developing a rapport, collecting

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