Create a PowerPoint presentation of at least six slides that could be given in a professional context. The presentation will analyze a simulated case study of a multicultural conflict that could potentially occur within your psychology specialization.
Note: You are strongly encouraged to complete the assessments in this course in the order in which they are presented.
After analyzing one’s multifaceted cultural identity and biases, the next step toward multicultural competency is to plan how you can use best practices to minimize the negative impact of these factors on professional relationships.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
- Competency 3: Evaluate multicultural influences on ethics for psychologists.
- Identify several points of cultural difference that could exist between self and a professional contact.
- Analyze how best practices cited in scholarly research articles could help a cultural conflict.
- Competency 4: Analyze multicultural issues in psychology and the importance of multicultural competency in the psychological professions.
- Analyze how cultural differences could contribute to a conflict.
- Describe one’s past or present biases toward others of different cultures.
- Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions.
- Write clearly, with correct spelling, grammar, syntax, and good organization, following APA guidelines.
- Convey information in a presentation format that is readable and well organized.
- Multicultural competence is essential to be an equitable and effective psychologist; therefore, both working practitioners and learners require professional development in this area. The case study is an important tool for training in this area and many others.
- A case study is an in-depth report and analysis of events, activities, or processes involving one or more individuals or a situation. Case studies are examined in academic contexts to prepare learners for the challenges they will face in professional practice. Working psychologists continue to confer with colleagues on case studies to improve their professional competencies. While actual case studies are based on factual reports, simulated (or fictional) case studies, or vignettes, are often used to illustrate situations that could occur in practice and evaluate potential courses of action. A PowerPoint presentation can be an effective means of sharing case study details and lessons learned in a professional context.
The following resource is required to complete the assessment.
The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom.
The following e-books or articles are linked directly in this course:
- Cuddy, A. C., Wolf, E. B., Glick, P., Crotty, S., Chong, J., & Norton, M. I. (2015). Men as cultural ideals: Cultural values moderate gender stereotype content. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(4), 622–635.
- Fowers, B. J., & Davidov, B. J. (2006). The virtue of multiculturalism: Personal transformation, character, and openness to the other. American Psychologist, 61(6), 581–594.
- Hays, P. (2008). Looking into the clinician’s mirror: Cultural self-assessment. In P. A. Hays (Ed.), Addressing cultural complexities in practice: Assessment, diagnosis, and therapy (2nd ed., pp. 41–62). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Herek, G. M. (2007). Confronting sexual stigma and prejudice: Theory and practice. Journal of Social Issues, 63(4), 905–925.
- Johnson, W. B., Bacho, R., Heim, M., & Ralph, J. (2006). Multiple-role dilemmas for military mental health care providers. Military Medicine, 171(4), 311–315.
- Liu, W. M., Pickett, T., Jr., & Ivey, A. E. (2007). White middle-class privilege: Social class bias and implications for training and practice. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 35(4), 194–206.
- Owen, J., Tao, K. W., Drinane, J. M., Hook, J., Davis, D. E., & Kune, N. F. (2016). Client perceptions of therapists’ multicultural orientation: Cultural (missed) opportunities and cultural humility. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47(1), 30–37.
- Silverstein, L. B. (2006). Integrating feminism and multiculturalism: Scientific fact or science fiction?Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37(1), 21–28.
Access the following resources by clicking the links provided. Please note that URLs change frequently. Permissions for the following links have been either granted or deemed appropriate for educational use at the time of course publication.
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- Microsoft. (n.d.). Basic tasks in PowerPoint 2010. Retrieved from https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Basic-tas…
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Note: The assessments in this course build upon each other, so you are strongly encouraged to complete them in sequence.
- Imagine a simulated (or fictional) case study, concerning a cultural conflict between yourself, working in your area of specialization, and some person or persons, agency, or institution. Several points of cultural difference must exist between you and the others involved in this conflict. While your case will be fictional, it must be entirely believable and realistic.
- Download and use the Multicultural Case Study Template, linked in Required Resources. Do not submit a paper for this assessment. Papers will not be graded. You will complete this assessment by replacing all language that is enclosed with brackets […] in the PowerPoint with your own words.
- For guidance on PowerPoint design, you may read “PowerPoint Presentation Design Suggestions” and view Guidelines for Effective PowerPoint Presentations, linked in Suggested Resources.
- For guidance in the basics of using PowerPoint, you may refer to the basic tasks in PowerPoint guides, linked in Suggested Resources. If after reviewing this material you need more help using PowerPoint, contact your FlexPath coach.
- Title slide: On the first slide of the PowerPoint:
- Case Study Overview slide: Provide the briefest possible narrative description of the case. Additional supporting details and references can be added in the notes section on the slide. The overview should include:
- The professional setting of the case, based on your psychology specialization (for example, in treatment, in the classroom, in a hospital, jail, or a community-based setting).
- The relationship that exists between you and the other persons involved. Some possible examples may be:
- Clinical Supervisor—Student intern.
- Professional Supervisor—Employee.
- A very brief summation of the cultural conflicts involved in the case.
- Main Points of Cultural Difference slides: On the table provided in the template, list side by side the main cultural identities from the Hays model, relevant to the conflict in the case, of yourself and another person, agency, or institution in the case.
- If more than one person, agency, or institution is involved in the case, make a copy of this slide for each one, to compare yourself to all others involved.
- In the notes section:
- Identify common concerns with each cultural identity. Be careful to avoid using stereotypes.
- Analyze how cultural differences contributed to the conflict in this case.
- Identify two relevant biases you have or had, and at least one strategy for improving your cultural competency around each of those biases.
- Best Practices When Working With [Cultural Identity] slides: Identify a best practice for working with a cultural identity in this case and cite its source. Then, briefly analyze how the best practice could help you navigate this particular relationship and conflict.
- In the notes section, describe the best practice in more detail and elaborate as needed on your analysis of how the best practice could help you navigate the relationship and conflict.
- Citation requirements: You must cite best practices from at least three scholarly research articles. You may cite reputable sources form Web sites, books, textbooks, and suggested resources as well, but these will not count toward the three required scholarly research references.
- Copy this slide as needed to address each cultural identity in this case.
- Conclusion slide: Summarize the main lessons learned in this case study in a brief bulleted list.
- References slides: See step 4 for citation requirements. Use current APA style and formatting guidelines
- Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- Format: Use the Multicultural Case Study Template provided in the Required Resources. Use current APA style and formatting guidelines as applicable to this assessment.
- References: Three scholarly research articles.
- Length of PowerPoint: A minimum of six slides.