Assignment 1: Client Relationship
In this module, you learned about how disability and spiritual or religious identity may impact a client’s mental health. When reading the materials and additional resources, you should be able to conceptualize how the information may play out in a real-life counseling situation.
In this module, you will explore how acquiring a disability might influence the client’s relationship with their higher power and spirituality. Remember to think about physical and mental or emotional disabilities and to think about how the other components of identity (age, gender, socioeconomic status [SES], etc.) may influence the reaction to or results of acquiring a disability.
For this discussion, refer to the case scenario in M7 Assignment 2 LASA. In a minimum of 200 words, post to the Discussion Area your response to the following: Discuss how acquiring a disability might influence a client’s relationship to his or her higher power and spirituality. Identify one way you would address the client’s primary concern. (Think about culturally appropriate interventions and techniques for this population.) Identify two additional resources that you would provide the client to overcome barriers to success. Identify how you would apply the association for multicultural counseling and development (AMCD) competencies to the case scenario.
Support your rationale and analysis by using at least two resources from professional literature in your response. Professional literature may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (websites ending in .edu or .gov).