This is the first component of your course project. In this assignment, you will develop and submit a paper describing a selected clinical population and agency that provides services to that population.
Select a Clinical Population and Agency
First, select one client population from the following list. You will examine professional services provided by a selected agency to this population.
· American Indians/Native Americans and Alaska natives.
· Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
· Arab and Muslim Americans.
· Immigrants and refugees.
· Sexual minorities.
Then select an agency within your state that provides services to your selected clinical population in the areas of counseling, consumer education, and advocacy at both the community and national levels, and if possible, internationally.
Describe the Selected Clinical Population and Agency
Use the selected agency’s Web site and related literature to conduct independent research on your selected clinical population to gather information. Then write a paper in which you:
· Discuss the characteristics and concerns of the selected clinical population, both nationally and internationally, that inform culturally competent counseling practices.
· Analyze the significance of multicultural counseling competencies in the delivery of community-based resources for the selected clinical population.
· Summarize the mission, history, program resources, and applicable global initiatives of the agency assisting the selected clinical population.
· Describe the role of the counselor in promoting the agency’s services for the selected clinical population in the areas of counseling, consumer education, and advocacy.
· Discuss, with appropriate scholarly support, culturally relevant strategies grounded in multicultural counseling theory that foster cultural identify, development, and social justice for the selected clinical population.
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
· Template: Use the template provided in the resources.
· Written communication: Written communication must be grammatically correct and free of errors that detract from the overall message. Writing should be consistent with graduate-level scholarship.
· APA format: Title page, main body, and references should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
· Number of resources: A minimum of three scholarly resources from peer-reviewed journals published within the past 10 years. Distinguished submissions typically exceed this minimum.
· Length of paper: 3–5 typed double-spaced pages, not including the title page and reference page.
· Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
You are required to submit your final version of this paper to Turnitin to generate a final report prior to submitting the assignment for grading. From the Turnitin tool, first submit to the draft link to check your work for any necessary edits. Once the paper is finalized and all edits have been made, submit your final paper to the Final report option for the assignment. Please be advised it can take up to a day to obtain the percentage from Turnitin. When your paper is downloaded and viewable in Turnitin, save the originality report. Refer to The Similarity Report (linked in the resources) from Turnitin Web site for guidance.
· Submit your assignment using the following file naming format: Your Name_AssignmentNumber_Assignment Title (example: Ima_Learner_u03a1_ClientDescription).
· Provide the percentage from the final Turnitin report in the comment section (example: Final Turnitin percentage = 4%). Please be prepared to provide your faculty member with a copy of the Turnitin report, should this be requested of you.
· Clinical Population and Agency Scoring Guide.
· APA Style and Format.
· Unit 4 Assignment Template [DOCX].
· The Similarity Report.