Multicultural Counseling and Advocacy 

Journal Article Critique
Part of being a multicultural competent counselor is to be able to critically apply research to your counseling. You are required to turn in a journal article critique focusing on multicultural competencies or techniques used by counselors. Focus your article critique on the Native Americans, the Alaskan Natives, or the Latinos.
The article critique should:
• Describe the multicultural competencies or techniques used.
• Provide a brief overview of the article that includes the article’s strengths, weaknesses, and limitations.
• Describe how the article is helpful to the field of counseling.
• Explain how you will use the competencies or techniques found in the article as a counselor in training.
Create a 2 page Microsoft Word document in APA format. Utilize at least three scholarly sources.

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• M3 Assignment: Cultural Immersion Experience
To more fully understand a multicultural group of which you are not a member, you will engage with a different multicultural group within or outside of your community.
Tasks:
Connect with a group:
• That constitutes a unique culture or clear value system
• That is or has been disenfranchised or oppressed
• About which you have (potentially negative) preconceived ideas
This can include racial/cultural, sexual identity, religious/spiritual, economic, or ability diversity (formalized religious services different from your own, volunteer work at soup kitchens and homeless shelters, attendance at a religious ceremony, burial, rites of passage, social activity, etc.).
Create a 2-page Microsoft Word document in APA format addressing the following:
Step 1: Contact the group and interview a leader about the way to interact with the group, or find a cultural guide who can help you access the group appropriately. Interview that person about the group: why the members gather, what it means to them, etc.
Click here to view a sample of an Informed Consent form.
Step 2: Attend at least one gathering of this group, observing and interacting, as appropriate. This meeting is to be attended alone, not with another student from this class or program unless he or she is your cultural guide.
Step 3: After the experience, describe each of the following:
• A brief overview of the experience, including the setting, the type and/or purpose of the event, and the number of attendees
• Your reactions to the experience
• Your thoughts and feelings about the group observed
• Your thoughts and feelings about yourself in relation to the group observed
• Points to consider to be an effective counselor for this population
Submission Details:
• By the due date assigned, save your paper as M3_A2_Lastname_<link is hidden> and submit it to the Submissions Area.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Interviewed a leader about the way to interact with the group, or found a cultural guide who could help you access the group appropriately. Interviewed that person about the group. 12
After each experience, described each of the following:
• Your reactions to the experience
• Your thoughts and feelings about the group observed
• Your thoughts and feelings about yourself in relation to the group observed

Consent Form
Multicultural Counseling and Advocacy
This letter is an invitation to participate in a field assignment that I am required to complete in my Multicultural Counseling and Advocacy course at Argosy University. The course instructor is (Insert Faculty’s Name) and can be contacted at (insert phone number and email) if you have questions or concerns at any time.
The focus of this project is for me to learn about different cultures. The project will help me learn more about your culture so I can become a more culturally competent clinical mental health counselor. You participation is voluntary and you may withdrawal your consent, without penalty, at any point during the project by telling me that you no longer wish to participate. Please know that this is not a research study, but a field assignment. I am required to conduct an interview with someone from your culture and to observe and interact, as appropriate, at a cultural event. The experiences will be shared in a paper and turned into the instructor of this course, as a requirement for this project. In addition, the experience may also be shared in class discussion. You may request a copy of this paper at any time by contacting me. For confidentiality purposes, you may choose to remain anonymous and to ask that particular information be withheld from the paper. If you choose to remain anonymous, a fictitious name will be used to protect your identity.
In addition to the information provided above, I am available to provide you with more information about this project and what your involvement would entail if you decide to take part.
Name of the student: _____________________________________________________________________
Date on which the project was begun: ______________________________________________________
Estimated duration of the project: __________________________________________________________
Statement of Purpose of the project: In order to more fully understand a multicultural group of which the student is not a member, the student will engage with a group and conduct an interview of a cultural guide.
Confidentiality clause: Information from this field experience will be used in a written paper about the assignment thus confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. However, steps can be taken to give the participant(s) more annonominity such as changing the identifying information and withholding information at the direct request of the participant(s).

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Interviewee’s written name Interviewee’s signature
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Student’s written name Student’s signature
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Date of the interview

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