Cultural Competence in Counseling

In a 2- to 3-page paper: Not including Title and reference page. APA Format. Provide references. See attachments

  • Select one mini–case study from the Learning Resources for this Assignment that represents a cultural group different from your own. (See attached document for mini-case studies)
  • Imagine you are the counselor for the individual in the case study you selected and describe how you are culturally different from that person.
  • Explain how you might demonstrate cultural competence, providing examples to support your response.
  • Based on your current level of self-awareness, knowledge, and skill related to cultural competence, provide one or more strategies you could use to improve your cultural competence with this client.


Sue, D. W., & Sue, D. (2013). Counseling the culturally diverse: Theory and practice (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012c). Inter-ethnic relations: Counseling interventions across demographic boundaries. Baltimore, MD: Author.