Diversity Paper: Each student will write at least a 4-page APA written paper regarding beginning level
competency in the following areas:
1.) Consider how the present-day cultures structures and values may oppress, marginalize,
alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power. How might this help and/or hinder a
persons ability to feel comfortable in a group therapy setting. Please use examples.
2.) Using contemporary examples to explain how difference(s) impact(s) the life experiences of
3.) How can you learn from (not learn about) those who are different from you?
4.) Be self-reflective and consider your own biases and values when working with diverse groups.
Discuss these candidly in this section of the paper. Discuss what you have done (if you have
done anything) to help eliminate the influences of these biases and values as well as what you
plan to do.
5.) This paper is to be written in APA format with a title and reference page. Points will be deducted
for poor format, spelling, and grammar.