Cultural Encapsulation: Definition & Example


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George is a counselor who loves getting clients from different cultures because it gives him an opportunity to learn about them. He does this by asking clients questions about their traditions, customs, beliefs, experiences and values.

Of which of the following is this an example?

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1. Which of the following can be a consequence of cultural encapsulation in the counseling field?


Despite cultural differences, all clients are generally measured by the same guidelines, and are expected to to fit into the normal standard of behavior.

This argument is from _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set helps you be sure you understand cultural encapsulation. You will need to identify how this idea affects counseling.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to see what you know about:

  • Consequences of cultural encapsulation
  • Methods counselors can use to prevent cultural encapsulation
  • The researcher who argued that all clients are measured by the same guidelines

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of cultural encapsulation to explain what it is synonymous for
  • Interpreting information- read and interpret information about what it means to take an interest in other cultures
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different ways a counselor can prevent cultural encapsulation

Additional Learning

For more information about this type of counseling, read the lesson titled Cultural Encapsulation: Definition & Example. You will explore:

  • Examples of cultural encapsulation
  • Common cultural difference between counselors and clients
  • Differences between Western and other cultures