Create an 8- to 10-slide PowerPoint presentation discussing your cultural background (in addition, you should include a title slide and reference slide in your presentation). When discussing your culture, consider components of yourself such as race, ethnicity, religion, spiritual heritage, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, socioeconomic status, traditions, and family heritage. You are not required to include any information you do not feel comfortable sharing. Think about your race, ethnicity, religion, spiritual heritage, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, socioeconomic status, traditions, and family history when you talk about your culture. You don’t have to include anything you don’t feel comfortable with.
Include the following in your presentation:
1. Communication styles of your culture (verbal and nonverbal)
2. Parts of your culture you are proud of
3. Parts of your culture that you would like to improve
4. Stereotypes toward your culture
5. Stereotypes held within your culture
6. How your culture perceives substance use. Are there any traditional uses of substances that are deemed culturally acceptable?
7. How your culture perceives counseling
8. How your cultural background will influence your ability to counsel someone from your culture and someone from another culture
9. Speaker notes that represent what would be said if giving the presentation in person
APA format is required for any information not originated by the student. Include at least two scholarly references in your presentation.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
This assignment meets the following NASAC Standards:
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.
121) Conduct culturally appropriate self-evaluations of professional performance, applying ethical, legal, and professional standards to enhance self-awareness and performance.