Cultural Awareness and the Diagnosis
As the world grows more interconnected, psychologists may experience an increase in the number of clients with diverse backgrounds. As a result, psychologists may benefit from considering a client’s culture and common perceptions of that culture for psychological disorders and diagnosis. For your future role in the field, consider how a client’s cultural perceptions of a disorder may influence the diagnosis of a disorder, specifically in cases of substance use.
For this Discussion, consider how cultural perceptions of substance use may influence client diagnosis. Also consider the criteria for substance related disorders.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4
an explanation of how client culture may influence client perceptions of substance use. Then explain how you might use this information to determine if a client meets the criteria for a substance related disorder.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources and current literature.
· American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.
o Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Paris, J. (2015). The intelligent clinician’s guide to the DSM-5 (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
· Chapter 12, Substance Use, Eating, and Sexual Disorders
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