Cultural Awareness and the Diagnosis

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As the world grows more interconnected, psychologists may experience an increase in the number of clients with diverse backgrounds. As a result, psychologists may benefit from considering a client's culture and common perceptions of that culture for psychological disorders and diagnosis. For your future role in the field, consider how a client's cultural perceptions of a disorder may influence the diagnosis of a disorder, specifically in cases of substance use.

For this Discussion, consider how cultural perceptions of substance use may influence client diagnosis. Also consider the criteria for substance related disorders.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 1 an explanation of how client culture may influence client perceptions of substance use. Then explain how you might use this information to determine if a client meets the criteria for a substance related disorder.

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CULTURAL AWARENESS AND THE DIAGNOSIS

Culture is the way of doing things for a particular group of people. In other words it is
described as the customs or the norms of a given people. These norms are things that have been
done by the given group or community for a long period of time and in one way or another
affects their day to day life or generally their way of life (Lewis, Dana & Blevins, 2014). Culture
may be associated with an institution, religion, community among so many other ...

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