Crisis situations are not discriminatory—they affect everyone associated with them regardless of gender, age, race, religion, or any number of cultural considerations. As a developing counselor educator and/or supervisor, your attributes as an effective crisis responder are key behaviors that you will model for others. These attributes include self-awareness, awareness of the cultures with which you will work, culturally appropriate intervention skills, and experience in crisis responding. Remember that the definition of crisis involves perception of an event. Perception of a client’s worldview is essential for crisis responders to recognize.
To prepare for this assignment:
Review the sections of the Stafford Act noted in the Learning Resources for this week to understand the crisis response criterion set forth by the federal government.
Review the article, “Legal and Ethical Implications of Refusing to Counsel Homosexual Clients” in order to understand the principles of nonmaleficence, justice, respect for autonomy, and beneficence as they apply to counselors’ ethical behavior.
Review the article, “Preparing Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities for Public Health Emergencies” to examine the gaps in emergency preparedness initiatives for racially and ethnically diverse communities and the considerations that should be taken in order to close these gaps.
Review the article, “Counselors” Values Profile: Implications for Counseling Ethnic Minority Clients’ to examine the attribute of counselors’ self-awareness and its respect to working with ethnically diverse clients.
Review Chapter 10 in your course text, Crisis Management in the New Strategy Landscape, and consider the legal issues and organizational ethics challenges that may arise during a crisis.
Review the media presentation, “PTSD 101: General Cross-Cultural Considerations” to understand the considerations that counselors should take when working with culturally diverse clients.
Review the article, “Critical Incident Analysis Based Training: An Approach for Developing Active Racial/Cultural Analysis,” and think about the role that CIABT has in assisting counselors and students in overcoming challenges in multicultural awareness.
The assignment: (3-5 pages)
Provide an analysis of the ethical, legal, and multicultural challenges/barriers that are relevant in crisis management and response.
Then explain methods by which counselors can help overcome these ethical, legal, and multicultural challenges/barriers when managing and responding to crises.
Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are required to provide a reference list and to appropriately cite, APA style, all references used within your assignment.