Keeping your specialization area in mind, provide examples of how you might increase the cultural appropriateness of a counseling theory, technique, or intervention at an agency, practice, or school so that they promote the optimal health and well-being of sexual minorities.
In your analysis of the counseling role, think of the purpose it serves in carrying out an organization’s mission in prevention, education, conflict resolution, intervention, consultation, and advocacy. Use the Huffpost article, “Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide, Cites Depression, School Troubles,” in conjunction with the resources you explored from your specialization area in the unit readings to support your strategies and ideas.
Respond to the post of at least one other learner. Your response should be substantive and contribute to the conversation by asking questions, respectfully debating positions, and presenting supporting literature relevant to the topic. Please review the Faculty Expectations for any other requirements for peer responses.
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:
· Articulate one’s role in becoming sensitive to the characteristics and concerns of diverse populations by cultivating self-awareness and cultural competence.
· Apply counseling approaches that promote optimal health and well-being of sexual minorities.
· Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.