Being aware of how our own cultural competence informs our experiences and perceptions is essential when involved in a helping relationship. Read and complete Exercise 2.6, “Appraise Your Ability to Work With Diversity,” on page 25 in your Exercises in Helping Skills: A Manual to Accompany The Skilled Helper text. Note: This text will be referred to as your exercise manual throughout the remainder of the course.
For this discussion:
- Discuss your highest and lowest scores on the self-assessment.
- Relate your high and low score to the content you read about in Chapter 2 of your The Skilled Helper text.
- Consider your results on the Kuder Task Self-Efficacy Scale media presentation. Are your interests, values, and diversity competence a good fit for the human service field?