Social and Cultural Diversity

Refer to the “Social and Cultural Diversity Paper Writing Instructions” for a detailed explanation of the requirements for the Social and Cultural Diversity Paper that you have been developing throughout the course.

Complete the final draft of the Social and Cultural Diversity Paper, structured in three parts, in which you address the content criteria provided in “Social and Cultural Diversity Paper Writing Instructions.”

Complete any revisions needed in the final paper based on the feedback that the instructor provided after review of your first draft.

The paper must include scholarly references in addition to the textbook. More references may be used if necessary.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies and professional standards:

MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3.1: Explain issues and trends in a multicultural and diverse society in the practice of professional counseling.

3.2: Evaluate the importance of social and cultural competence in providing counseling services to diverse populations.

3.3: Assess their own social and cultural awareness, attitudes, and biases.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standard(s):

2.F.2.a. Multicultural and pluralistic characteristics within and among diverse groups nationally and internationally.

2.F.2.b. Theories and models of multicultural counseling, cultural identity development, and social justice and advocacy.

2.F.2.c. Multicultural counseling competencies.

2.F.2.d. The impact of heritage, attitudes, beliefs, understandings, and acculturative experiences on an individual’s views of others.

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