The one minority group that I feel that I would have the most difficulty counseling is Arab Americ

Cultural relativism and acceptance of differences is

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need to remain cognizant of those differences as well as the similarities that I share with those groups. Cultural relativism and acceptance of differences is crucial as well as an integral part of the code of ethics and standards of professional organizations and associations within the service community. 2. Helping older adults find jobs in the workforce requires acknowledging that age discrimination exists. However, to focus only the challenges that these individuals face will not necessarily serve to help this group. The experiences, strengths and abilities of each individual should remain the focus of the counseling relationship. Age, is but one of the personal attributes of the individual. It is important however to note that this group may face some unique challenges. In particular, counseling should include an assessment of the need for work. It is possible that the client’s needs can be met through volunteering or increased leisure time activities rather than paid employment. However, due to financial necessity
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many older individuals must return to (or enter) the workforce; for examples widows who are not entitled to the pension or retirement of their spouse. Knowledge of (re)training programs as well as community organizations should be part of the counselor’s “tool bag”.
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