Assessment and Treatment Schema based in Psychological Context
This assessment guide is designed to be used in conjunction with Contextual
Psychotherapy. It provides the schema for a contextual analysis and
understanding of presenting and ongoing issues and influences of clients,
therapists and other aspects of their milieu. It is also used for ongoing treatment
planning and review. This schema can be used in conjunction with the Mattering
Map (1992; 2010, 2012).
Please describe each contributing aspect of the context. Within each category
are particular examples. They are not meant to be exhaustive, but suggestive.
The following suggestions apply particularly to immigrants.
Issues specific to women and girls, men and boys.
Issues related to transgender or other non-conforming aspects of gender
2. Racial Issues (including racialization)
Racial categories assigned in the country of origin and the new country.
These many differ as individuals are differently racialized in different
cultures. For example, a person may be considered White in her country
of origin and a Person of Color in the United States or Canada.