Application Assignment: Cultural Competency Guidelines
The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
(AMCD) has provided a Multicultural Counseling Competencies document.
Culturally competent counselors regularly review these guidelines to ensure
that they are engaging in culturally competent and ethical counseling
Each theory, model, and construct used in multicultural
counseling discusses one or more aspects of culture. Culturally competent
counselors strive to apply these theories to their work with clients. This
week’s application illustrates the application of these theories, models, and
constructs to gain insight into the influence they have on counseling work.
For this Application assignment, read the assigned chapters
in Sue and Sue’s text (2016). Reread the
chapter that best matches your own cultural, racial, or ethnic identity. Decide which theory, model or construct is
the closest match to your cultural, racial, or ethnic identity experiences.
Then, follow all of the directions below to complete this assignment.
In a 2- to 3-page paper:
Describe the theory, model, or construct you applied to
Then explain the insights you have gained about your own
cultural, racial, or ethnic identity by applying that theory, model, or
Finally, explain how one of the insights you shared in the
previous section could impact a counseling relationship/session.
Reminder: you are applying a racial identity model or racial
identity theory or racial identity construct to yourself.
Sue, D. W., & Sue, D. (2016). Counseling the culturally
diverse: Theory and practice (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Chapter 5, "The Impact of Systemic Oppression:
Counselor Credibility and Client Worldviews” (pp. 145-178)
Chapter 11, “Racial/Cultural Identity Development in People
of Color: Counseling Implications” (pp. 355-388)
Chapter 12, “White Racial Identity Development: Therapeutic
Implications” (pp. 389-420)
AMCD multicultural counseling competences. (1996). Retrieved
Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies.
(2015). Retrieved October 27, 2015, from