have you ever heard the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”?

 

 Have you ever  heard the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? The underlying  meaning is that at first glance, there might be more than what you see  on the surface. The same is true when working with clients. Our  assumptions, values, and biases can sometimes hinder us in being  successful as a professional and with clients being successful.To  Prepare Think about the terms “assumptions,” “values” and “biases” as  they have been defined in peer review literature. Consider your own your  personal assumptions, values, and biases (we all have them!).In 2  pages, write a paper (APA Style) that includes the following:Briefly  define (using peer-reviewed literature) the terms assumptions, values, and biases  as they relate to professional practice in human and social services.  Explain how these concepts differ from one another.Explain why it is  important to be aware of your personal assumptions, values, and biases  when working with human and social services clients. Identify and  discuss a few of your personal assumptions, values, and biases as they  relate to your chosen human and social services professional field.  Provide examples to support your self-assessment of each of these areas  and what you should do as a professional to ensure that you are acting  ethically and being culturally competent.Explain how you, as a  professional, will utilize your assumptions, values, and biases to  further social change.

Resources:

Evans, D. R., Hearn, M. T., Uhlemann, M. R., & Ivey, A. E. (2016). Essential interviewing: A programmed approach to effective communication. (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.Chapter 1, “Programming a Foundation for Learning” (pp. 15–22)

Summers, N. (2016). Fundamentals of case management practice: Skills for the human services  (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.Chapter 2, “Ethics and Other  Professional Responsibilities for Human Services Workers” (pp.  33–76)Chapter 4, “Cultural Competence” (pp. 95–115)Chapter 5, “Attitudes  and Boundaries” (pp. 117–138)