How to work with culturally diverse clients

  • Value diversity-provides benefits and strengths to society, and that working in cross-cultural contexts is an enriching life experience.
  • Conduct a cultural self-assessment-recognising that each of us has a culture and it shapes our values, beliefs and view of the world.
  • Manage the dynamics of difference-being involved when misunderstandings occur, or where the client disengages.
  • Acquire and institutionalise cultural knowledge-keep learning about different cultures – particularly the cultures of the clients you support.
  • Adapt to the contexts of the individuals-Put what you learn into practice

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