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Multicultural Development and Cultural Interaction

1.  The development of culturally responsive clinical skills is vital to
A) the effectiveness of behavioral health services.
B) no one.
C) is misunderstood.
2.  Cultural competence is
A) a dynamic, ongoing developmental process
B) is a set policies that enable a system, agency, or group of professionals to work effectively.
C) both A and B above.
3.  Culturally responsive skills can improve
A) client engagement in services.
B) the therapeutic relationships between clients and providers.
C) treatment retention and outcomes.
D) all of the above
4.  For counselors the first step is to understand their own cultures as a basis for understanding others.
A) True
B) False
5.  Cultural involves a particular set of
A) norms
B) values
C) both A and B above.
6.  Race is often referred to as
A) a biological category based on genetic traits.
B) a group of friends.
C) sexual orientation
7.  Ethnicity is generally based on
A) shared values
B) beliefs
C) origins
D) all of the above
8.  Cultural identity involves an affiliation or identification with a particular group or groups.
A) True
B) False
9.  No two individuals will possess exactly the same cultural identity even if they identify with the same cultural group.
A) True
B) False
10.  Advocating culturally responsive practices increases trust within
A) the community
B) agency
C) staff
D) all of the above
11.  Counselors should begin the process of becoming culturally competent by identifying and exploring their
A) cultural heritage
B) worldviews
C) clinical worldview
D) all of the above
12.  Counselors should understand how individual cultural differences affect
A) substance abuse
B) health beliefs
C) help seeking behavior
D) all of the above
13.  The role of culture should be considered
A) during initial intakes and interviews
B) after therapy has terminated
C) never
D) none of the above
14.  Organizations that value diversity and reflect cultural competence through congruent policies and procedures are more likely to be successful.
A) True
B) False
15.  Public advocacy of culturally responsive practices can increase trust among the community, agency and staff.
A) True
B) False
16.  Why is cultural competence important
A) Cultural competence provides clients with more opportunities to access services
B) Culturally responsive services will likely provide a greater sense of safety
C) Culturally responsive practice recognizes the fundamental importance of language
D) all of the above
17.  A health disparity is a particular type of health difference closely linked with social, economic and environmental disadvantage.
A) True
B) False
18.  How is cultural competence achieved
A) by recognizing the importance of race, ethnicity, and culture
B) by recognizing that each of us has at least some ethnocentric views
C) by recognizing respect and validation toward differences
D) all of the above
19.  Individuals from many white cultural groups can be uncomfortable with extended silences.
A) True
B) False
20.  Latinos often value warm genuine communication in interpersonal relations.
A) True
B) False
21.  Geographical factors have no significant effect on a culture.
A) True
B) False
22.  Gender roles are largely cultural constructs.
A) True
B) False
23.  What is the most common religion in America today.
A) Christianity
B) Judaism
C) Islam
D) none of the above
24.  Effective therapy is an ongoing process of building relational bridges that engender trust and confidence.
A) True
B) False
25.  Clients can have behavioral health issues and healthcare concerns associated with discrimination.
A) True
B) False
26.  Counselors should frame clinical issues with culturally appropriate references.
A) True
B) False
27.  A number of studies have found biases that result in African Americans being overdiagnosed for some disorders and underdiagnosed for others.
A) True
B) False
28.  African Americans are more likely to receive mental health services than White Americans.
A) True
B) False
29.  Family therapy is often a productive approach to treatment with African Americans.
A) True
B) False
30.  Treatment seeking rates for mental illness are low among most Asian populations.
A) True
B) False
31.  What can be significant barriers to treatment for Asian Americans.
A) shame
B) humiliation
C) both A and B above.
32.  Treatment barriers for Latinos include
A) limited English proficiency
B) financial constraints
C) fears about immigration status
D) all of the above
33.  The use of traditional healing for substance abuse and mental health problems is fairly common among Native Americans.
A) True
B) False
34.  White Americans are more likely to receive mental health treatment or counseling than other racial ethnic groups.
A) True
B) False
35.  The most common mental disorders among White Americans are mood disorders.
A) True
B) False