Cultural Issues

Unit 9 Discussion [Due Wednesday]

Cultural Issues


It is anticipated that the initial discussion post should be in the range of 250-300 words. Response posts to peers have no minimum word requirement but must demonstrate topic knowledge and scholarly engagement with peers. Substantive content is imperative for all posts. All discussion prompt elements for the topic must be addressed. Please proofread your response carefully for grammar and spelling. Do not upload any attachments unless specified in the instructions. All posts should be supported by a minimum of one scholarly resource, ideally within the last 5 years. Journals and websites must be cited appropriately. Citations and references must adhere to APA format.

Classroom Participation

Students are expected to address the initial discussion question by Wednesday of each week. Participation in the discussion forum requires a minimum of three (3) substantive postings (this includes your initial post and posting to two peers) on three (3) different days. Substantive means that you add something new to the discussion supported with citation(s) and reference(s), you are not just agreeing. This is also a time to ask questions or offer information surrounding the topic addressed by your peers. Personal experience is appropriate for a substantive discussion, however, should be correlated to the literature.

All discussion boards will be evaluated utilizing rubric criterion inclusive of content, analysis, collaboration, writing, and APA. If you fail to post an initial discussion or initial discussion is late, you will not receive points for content and analysis, you may however post to your peers for partial credit following the guidelines above.

Discussion Prompt [Due Wednesday]

Choose a specific population, examine cultural issues that might impact their choice to access, maintain use or engagement in psychotherapy, and create a presentation for your peers.


  1. Choose your population – Choose one you are not, necessarily, familiar with but this population would be salient to your practice.
  2. Research what cultural issues have been found to impact access, engagement, and use of psychotherapy. Please utilize mostly scholarly sources.
  3. Create a PowerPoint presentation (4-5 slides – not including title and references). (you are not required to have voice-over)
  4. Include the following slides:
  • Title Slide
  • Why Cultural Issues are Important in Psychotherapy?
  • Factors Impacting Access, Engagement, and the Use of Psychotherapy
  • (Define Your Population) (address social, cultural, spiritual, language, economics, familial traditions, etc…)
  • Addition info
  • References

Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer-reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with in-text citations and corresponding references in APA format.

Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.

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