Assessment Description
In a Word document, provide short answers to the statements below. Refer to the “Cultural Considerations Resource” for help in completing this assignment.
Explain cultural considerations that the counselor must account for when working with a client from each of the following groups (100-150 words each):
1. Immigrants (Documented and Undocumented)
2. Refugees
Discuss the cultural issues and trends that specifically apply to each of the following regional population groups of the United States (100-150 words each):
1. The Hmong in California
2. Cuban Americans in Florida
3. Hispanic Americans in the Southwest
4. Your choice of a white ethnic group (e.g., German, Irish, Italian)
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

This assignment meets the following NASAC Standards:

18) Understand diverse racial and ethnic cultures, including their distinct patterns of interpreting reality, world view, adaptation, and communication, and to incorporate the special needs of minority groups and the differently abled into clinical practice.

19) Understand the importance of self-awareness in one’s personal, professional, and cultural life.

85) Adapt counseling strategies to the individual characteristics of the client, including (but not limited to): disability, gender, sexual orientation, developmental level, acculturation, ethnicity, age, and health status.

102) Sensitize others to issues of cultural identity, ethnic background, age, and gender role or identity in prevention, treatment, and recovery.

119) Recognize the importance of individual differences by gaining knowledge about personality, cultures, lifestyles, and other factors influencing client behavior, and applying this knowledge to practice.

121) Conduct culturally appropriate self-evaluations of professional performance, applying ethical, legal, and professional standards to enhance self-awareness and performance.


PCN-509.RS.CulturalConsiderationsResource.docxPCN-509 Cultural Considerations Resources


Hmong Americans in the 2013 American Community Survey (2014)

Hmong Studies Journal (census data)

“Mental Health of Hmong Americans: A Metasynthesis of Academic Journal Article Findings,” by Lee, from the
Hmong Studies Journal (2013).

Cuban Americans

Hispanics of Cuban Origin in the United States, 2011

Hispanic Americans

Pew Hispanic Center: The 10 Largest Hispanic Origin Groups: Characteristics, Rankings, Top Countries

“Mental Health at the U.S.-Mexico Border: A BRFSS Glimpse,” by Olson et al., from
Hispanic Health Care International (2007).

Other Cultural Considerations Resources

“Stereotypes of U. S. Immigrants from Four Global Regions Stereotypes of U. S. Immigrants from Four Global Regions,” by Timberlake and Williams, from
Social Science Quarterly (Wiley-Blackwell) (2012).

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