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1. Based on your specific culture, name three definitions or examples of what you would consider an abnormal behavior within your culture. Cite your culture in the Response.
2. Based on your personal, specific culture, name three definitions or examples of what you would consider a normal behavior within your culture. Cite your culture in the Response.
3. Scenario: Imagine for a moment that you have recently been suffering from significant symptoms of depression, much more than you ever have previously in your life. You cannot seem to shake these feelings no matter what you try, and your normal ways of handling your depressive affect are not working. You have noticed changes in your appetite, sleeping patterns, enjoyment of activities and work productivity. Those around you are concerned about you as they are seeing the changes as well.
a). What would it take for you to seek professional help for your depression? Answer fully.
b). What factors would be involved in your decision to seek therapy? Answer fully.
c). Would the gender, racial/ethnic background, religious and political beliefs or sexual orientation of the therapist concern you? Answer fully, why or why not?
d). Would the level of graduate education of your therapist matter to you (i.e., seeing a master's trained therapist versus a therapist with a doctoral degree)? Answer fully, why or why not?
e). Would you prefer to see a younger or more mature therapist? Answer fully, why or why not?
f). Would it matter if the therapist had never dealt with the problems you are dealing with? Answer fully, why or why not?
g). How would those around you view your treatment? Answer fully, from your personal, professional and academic friends, family and associate network.
h). Would you prefer to see a therapist one-on-one or participate in group psychotherapy? Answer fully, why or why not?