Cross-cultural Issues

Pre Course Reading for CALD 9

eCALD Supplementary Resources

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Cross-cultural Issues in Assessment

Regardless of the professional discipline or the type of service, clinicians need to assess whether or not a person is suffering from a mental illness. If they are either formulate a diagnosis, recommend or provide treatment, or make a referral.

When engaging with a CALD client it is important to have awareness and knowledge of the potential areas of difficulty that often arise during a cross-cultural assessment.