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Cultural Competency and Diversity

1.  Understanding culture helps service providers avoid stereotypes and biases that can undermine their efforts.
A) True
B) False
2.  Cultural competence begins with an awareness of your own cultural beliefs and practices, and recognition that people from other cultures may not share them.
A) True
B) False
3.  Cultural competence is rooted in respect, validation and openness towards someone with different social and cultural perceptions and expectations than your own.
A) True
B) False
4.  People tend to have an “ethnocentric” view in which they see their own culture as the best.
A) True
B) False
5.  Acculturation is the same for everyone.
A) True
B) False
6.  The beliefs, customs, and traditions of people from other cultures are often at odds with Western medicine and its heavy emphasis on science.
A) True
B) False
7.  Acculturation is a process that occurs when two distinct cultural groups have continuous first-hand contact, resulting in subsequent changes in the original cultural patterns of either or both groups.
A) True
B) False
8.  Cultural communication includes issues relating to eye contact, physical contact and personal space.
A) True
B) False
9.  The examination of one's own thoughts and feelings allows the counselor a better understanding of the cultural "baggage" he or she brings to the situation.
A) True
B) False
10.  One of the greatest pitfalls of the novice counselor is to undergeneralize things learned about a specific culture as therefore applicable to all members of the culture.
A) True
B) False
11.  Total belief in individualism fails to take into account the "collective family-community" relationship which exists in many cultural groups.
A) True
B) False
12.  Therapists have to constantly compare personal culture(s) within the context of professional obligations.
A) True
B) False
13.  Multiracial individuals and families are one of the fastest growing populations in the U.S.
A) True
B) False
14.  The historical experiences of ethnic and minority groups in the United States are reflected in differences in economic, social, and political status.
A) True
B) False
15.  Culturally rooted traditions of religious beliefs and practices carry important consequences for willingness to seek mental health services.
A) True
B) False
16.  There is wide racial and ethnic variation in drug metabolism.
A) True
B) False
17.  Most minorities have developed a sharp sense for detecting condescension, manipulation, and insincerity.
A) True
B) False
18.  All changes in people's ways of seeing the world result from acculturation.
A) True
B) False
19.  Ethnicity is a useful term when it refers to sense of identity with or belongingness in relation to some social group.
A) True
B) False
20.  Culture is learned and thought of as the way of life of a group of people with some common and enduring bond among them.
A) True
B) False
21.  Incorporating cultural values in programs may increase the credibility and perceived relevance of those programs
A) True
B) False
22.  Cultural competence requires a thorough understanding of the local population being served by an organization.
A) True
B) False
23.  Language barriers are the most obvious potential impediment to the delivery of good quality mental health services.
A) True
B) False
24.  Sources of stress and coping skills are important and differ between groups.
A) True
B) False